Finally, focus on the needs of your loved ones when they are sick or a patient in the hospital or a care facility. Be proactive and contact the administrative staff about the specific concerns that you have about their safety. They will be happy to identify the best person to handle your questions and concerns. Together you can come up with the proper plan to keep your loved one safe from falls, infection, wandering or whatever the issue may be. You both have the same goals of helping your family member recover and be cared for in a safe and medically appropriate environment, so don’t be afraid to enlist their help. Once again, it’s better to be aware of potential problems and solve them before they can happen.