A couple of days ago Liz undid her seatbelt and tried to stand. She fell, of course and got a knock on her head for her trouble. Luckily not severe.
Of course I discussed it with her... questions and hand squeezes. She told me she understood the risks, but felt compelled to have a go. I explained to her about the home's need to manage risk. She understands all that being a retired Phys. Dis. Social worker.
Today I got a call... She tried to walk again and when they encouraged her not to she relaxed for a moment and then pushed on the floor with her feet tipping her wheelchair backwards... another bang on the head!
The home telephoned me and said the only way they can manage risk is to keep her in bed with the sides up. Such a loss of quality of life for her.
Anyone got better ideas as to manage these risks please?