“Advice for setting up a safe living situation in your twilight years” (WaPo)

This article includes a list of how to make your living situation safe.  The author shares some tips I hadn’t heard previously:

  • If there are steps in the house, paint the top and bottom steps a different color.

  • “[Paint] the wall the toilet is on an accent color, such as green in a semi-gloss, to separate it from everything else.”

  • “Get an extension cord with a surge protector, and use double-stick tape to attach it to the side of an end table, so you don’t have to bend down to plug items in.”
I’m not sure how practical these tips are but perhaps you can pick up one or two ideas.

The full article is here:  (The list starts at about the 6th paragraph.)

How to prevent falls and provide comfort in a new home for seniors
By Estelle Erasmus
Washington Post
January 25, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EST

Let me know if you try out any of these tips!