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Home Modification for Balance and Coordination Problems

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Home Modification for Balance and Coordination Problems

One of our client mother suffered from loss of balance and coordination. She is very unstable 
 
when standing or walking, and thus at risk of falling. Most of the time she will shuffle with the to 
 
prevent o the risk of falling. She have difficulty raising or lowering herself from chairs, beds, and 
 
toilet.
 
Issues of balance and coordination is difficult for a person to walk without any assistance. Beds 
 
may be too high, chairs and toilet seats too low for her to stand up and sit down easily. There is 
 
also a great risk of tripping on carpeting, stairs, or thresholds. Please read more for our suggested modifications.
 
SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS
 
Maximizing safety is a key strategy for addressing balance and coordination. Lowering or 
 
removing thresholds, putting a skid proof tiling and rags in on the flooring, securing the corners 
 
and the edges of area rugs and removing unnecessary floor clutters can diminish the risk of 
 
tripping. Installing handrails at the head of the stairs helps in balance stabilization, lessens the 
 
chance of an unsteady person falling. 
 
Another key strategy is to accommodate people’s needs. Make furniture and appliances 
 
customized to the users capability and needs. Examples are lowered bed height, raised chairs
 
and toilet seats for easy use and access. 
 
Providing supports like hand rails and grab bars to stabilize people as they sit down, rise up, and 
 
move about is also a good way to address balance and coordination issues. Enhancing vision by 
 
lighting the floors or stairway is also helpful. Be sure to put all needed objects near chairs, toilets,
 
and beds to avoid unnecessary standing or reaching.
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