I'd like to make some house improvements for my grandma. I'm afraid, I can overlook some dangers/ discomforts. What are the most important changes that I can make?

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To start, I can suggest better lighting, remove loose and curling mats and rugs. Also when deciding on a color theme opt for high contrast colors. Go with hand rails in the bathroom. Check the furniture is in good order and if it needs repairs. Make sure her meds are reviewed and not expired. That goes for food items too. Ensure the smoke detectors are working. Try to reduce clutter.

Most accidents happen in the bathroom and kitchen, so concentrate on those areas first.

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Jason Levy answered

I would like to suggest that better lighting, remove loose and curling
mats and rugs. Also when deciding on a color theme opt for high contrast
colors. Go with hand rails in the bathroom. Check the furniture is in
good order and if it needs repairs. Make sure her meds are reviewed and
not expired. That goes for food items too. Ensure the smoke detectors
are working. Try to reduce clutter.

Andrea Davis Profile
Andrea Davis answered

I was able to list out some things that I could think of, which may help you avoid any danger in the home and make it comfortable for your Grandma:

Stair-lift if not an elevator
Home Monitoring Service
Walk-in bathtub
Widen doors
Remote-controlled blinds
Disability ramp
Grab bars for the bathroom
Lever-style doorknobs

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