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It can be challenging for seniors to grip door knobs and insert keys. View our quick tips below for easy ways to make doorways more accessible.
Do It Yourself Nonslip Doorknob Grip
Wrap rubber bands around door or drawer knobs
Easily See Key Slot on Door
Paint a white circle on your lock cylinder where the key fits into the slots.
Hands Free Door Opening
Tie a string loop around the knob or handle.
Do It Yourself Key Grip
Use a rubber band to attach a key to a short dowel or pencil.
Set Up Entry Shelf
Use a small table or bench to put packages, groceries or more on.
Enlarge Head of Key with Tape
Wrap head of key with tape to make the key easier to grip.
Mark Thresholds to Avoid Falls
Paint threshold that are higher than a half of inch.
Safe Opening Bathroom Door
If your bathroom door opens inward, remove the bathroom door and hang a shower curtain on a doorway tension rod.
Easy Open Door Knob Lock
Spray some light lubricant or solvent into the door lock.
No More Knob Turning
Keep the door from latching using rubber bands
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