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Providing care in the home for someone whose physical or mental faculities are declining creates new and special safety needs.  A phone or bell near your loved one's bed would enable him or her to summon assistance.    Prevent fires and burnsUse smoke alarms. Don't smoke in bed or in a recliner. Have an escape plan and practice it.

Purpose Tube feedings are sometimes used for patients who have trouble swallowing or cannot take food or medicine by mouth. The feeding tube that goes into the stomach through the nose is called a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube.    Supplies you will need Prescribed tube feeding formula Water (room temperature) 60 mL syringe