The physical environment can encourage a person who is at risk to spend time enjoying being outdoors in a safe space. Below are some ideas for in and around home to encourage people to stay in a safe attractive area, while reducing the chances that they will leave unexpectedly.
There are a number of things you could consider to ensure the person at risk goes out at the appropriate time and with protection.
Things to consider:
If you have a home with a garden / yard make it an interesting place. Consider creating fun activities for the person at risk to enjoy while being outdoors in an enclosed space. Depending on the person a fully fenced section with child safety gate latches may be appropriate. In some cases, funding may be available to assist with fencing – discuss this option with your health professional – GP or Specialist.