Difficult for Fire Service to identify people with dementia; major factor in increasing someone’s risk of injury or death from fire in the home. OPMH not assessing fire safety before discharge
1. Is there an ignition source at home
2. What means of detecting a fire, raising the alarm and summoning help in place?
3. Is there a clear route of escape?
4. Is the service user mobile?
If the questions highlight a fire risk we can simply refer to the fire service for a free home safety visit.
Online referral is easy and takes no more than five minutes!
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