The Care Cart will provide a place to keep items and tools related to the daily caring activities organized and easily accessible. The cart will allow storage for items such as clothing, towels, medication, healthcare supplies, and any tool needed for care to be all in one place.
The Care Cart will be clean mobile on lockable wheels to move about in an environment. This allows the caregiver to bring everything closer to the loved one easily and then afterwards relocate the cart away from the loved one with dementia if need be.
The amount of time saved for a caregiver to be organized easily reduces the stress of the caregiver constantly moving around the home going back and forth just to bring closer to the loved one. As well, sometimes the challenges of transitioning the person with dementia from one room to another can be overwhelming with increased risk and agitation. We do not always need to bring the person with dementia to another location to complete a daily routine. Many times we can bring the caring supplies and tools to the loved one.
The cart will allow caregivers to stock it up with the daily supplies required and keep it in a convenient location. Whenever something is needed, the caregiver can just grab the supplies or role the cart over to the loved one.
Examples of utilizing this cart include changing clothes, incontinence challenges, medication, blood pressure, grooming, and nail cutting to list a few. Other uses of the cart could include leisure activities such as storing books, games, and a tablet or utilizing it as a table to have a meal on.