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Improving home safety for seniors

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Published on Dec 17, 2010

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Q: My husband has a neurological disorder. His eye-hand coordination and strength are OK, but he has difficulty walking and his balance is lousy. Stairs are a challenge.

He is resisting installing (safety) equipment because he says he "isn't handicapped" and he doesn't want to go through the hassle of finding and hiring a contractor.

I think it's time for us to take some safety measures around the house.

We live in a split-level home with our bedroom on the second level. We have a master bathroom off the bedroom and a half bath on the ground level. The master bath has a jetted tub and tiled shower stall. He can navigate the shower fine, but forget about stepping over the edge of the tub.

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