Loose rugs and slip­pery floors are just some of the ob­sta­cles that can cause a nasty fall

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part­ner and I are get­ting on in years and he has re­cently taken a turn in health. It has be­come clear that we need to make our home more friendly for our golden years. Please can you ad­vise how we can “se­niorise” our home?

AYou can start with putting up handrails up in the bath­room, a seat in the shower and an anti-slip mat in the bath. Loose car­pets and rugs are a big no as they can slide or curl up at the edges.

Stair­ways can prove deadly to el­derly peo­ple.

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