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HOME SAFETY
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Bathroom
Bedroom
Kitchen & Dining
Living Room - Any Room
Smart Home
Stairs
Outdoors - Wandering

Flooding - Sink / Tub

Forgetting To Turn Faucets Off
Emotional & physical stress
Building damage
Eviction risk

Things You Can Do
Install auto-off water valves
Install push down auto-off faucets

If You Live With the Person


Narration:
Some people with dementia forget to turn off the faucets when leaving the bathroom or kitchen. If the drain is plugged or has debris, the sink or tub will overflow. An overflowing sink or tub not only causes emotional distress, but flooded rooms can be difficult to mop up. Flooding can also cause building damage and increase eviction risk for renters.

The good news is that there are many things you can do to reduce flooding. Many sinks and tubs already have overflow drains built in. And there are special valves you can install on your bathtub and sink pipes that automatically turn the water off when it reaches a certain level. And automatic turn off faucets can be installed at the sink.

As always, see which one(s) work best for your situation.



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