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Being less mobile can present many challenges for seniors, but our tips show you simple things you can do to prevent falls including lighting, markers, and parking tips.
Increase Chair or Couch Height
Use a cushion to help elevate your seat.
Ask the driver to not park too close to the curb.
Keep Recharge Cables Handy
Attach recharge cables to binder clips.
Control Device Wires
Use device such as a binder clip to roll up cords to shorten them.
Keep Phone Handy
Keep a cell phone or cordless phone handy.
Mark Desired Water Level
Contrasting tape can help mark desired water level
Mark Stair Edges
Highlight uncarpeted stair edges with white paint and use well attached stair treads.
Mark Thresholds to Avoid Falls
Paint threshold that are higher than a half of inch.
Light the Night to Prevent Falls
Install a night light in the bathroom to be able to easily see the toilet, grab bar, and any possible tripping hazard.
Safe Opening Bathroom Door
If your bathroom door opens inward, remove the bathroom door and hang a shower curtain on a doorway tension rod.
Add Non-Slip Tub Strips
Put non slip strips on the tub or shower stall to reduce the risk of falling.
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