Stairs – whether they are to the basement, the second floor, or from the deck – all present trip/fall risks for seniors.
Because most seniors living at home still want to live at home – it’s important to reduce hazards in the home, so that this wish can be accomplished. Let’s look at three options:
- Avoid the basement. Click here to read about moving the laundry room upstairs.
- Moving out of the second floor may be more challenging – especially in smaller homes. If there’s no place to add/adapt a first-floor room into a bedroom, then a stair-assist device might be considered.
- Finally – the deck – with springtime weather just around the corner – we should still be aware of fall hazards outside of the home. Installing a ramp is an easy-enough, one or two day project that will increase safety for the senior, so that living easier – outside – can be a reality.
If you’re interested in finding out how a ramp can add to the quality of your life – send us a quick note – we’ll come over and measure-up, and provide a quote for your consideration.