I'm RN supervisor for home health agency.
We have an at home 87 yr old frail, non compliant female pt with frequent falls and dementia.
Family wants to know from us how they and/or we, can keep her from falling out of wheelchair 4-6 x daily without using restraints (which we never use.)
I have spoken with the daughter several times re. state law prohibiting use of restraints.
She has a room to room monitor so she can hear her Mother.
Our 2 CNA's live on with the patient in her home. CNA's each have 12 hr shift.
Client will try to stand up or ambulate without giving any indication of her desires to get up and she has frequent daily falls up tp 6 x a day resulting in bruises and discomfort.
Any suggestions as to how without restraints this situation can be better managed?
Thanks for ANY suggestions or examples of what you have seen or done in similar situation.