Intervening to Prevent Nighttime Injuries in Cognitively-Impaired Persons Living at Home: A Case Report
alzheimer's disease, caregiver burden, cognitive impairment, education, nighttime activity, nursing, patient care, physician assistants
The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the use of a novel intervention used to prevent injuries in cognitively-impaired (CI) individuals living in the home who arise during the night. A home monitoring system was developed to ensure that the caregiver would be notified if the CI individual attempted to leave the home at night. This case illustrates the effectiveness of the device in a situation in which the CI individual frequently attempted to leave the home during the night hours.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice, v. 3, issue 2, art. 1
Scholar Commons Citation
Rowe, Meredeth A., "Intervening to Prevent Nighttime Injuries in Cognitively-Impaired Persons Living at Home: A Case Report" (1998). Nursing Faculty Publications. 48.