4.1 Home Stairway Introduction

Here are a few things to consider regarding safety on the stairs:

  1. Recommend not immediately using staircases with multiple steps on return home unless necessary for entry to main living area
  2. Clear all landing and opening areas of stairs
  3. Light switches at top and bottom of stairs easily accessible
  4. Well lit stairs
  5. Steps are clearly visible  XFasten Floor Marking Tape   https://amzn.to/34KKT54
  6. Keep stairs free of clutter
  7. Make sure stair coverings are in good condition, no ripples in carpet, non skid   Anti Slip Tape https://amzn.to/33m5MnW

          WOD ASTC32 Strong Grip Yellow Anti Slip Tape  https://amzn.to/2PnK0rU    

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      8. Recommend at least one rail in good condition 

      9. May need to consider a small grab bar on the wall/door frame by the landing before the first step up or down if the handrail is not                easily reachable on the first step up or down

          Drive Medical Grab Bar  https://amzn.to/2SVSacu

    10. Good visibility of handrails and/or grab bars 

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          Cramer Eco-Flex Self-Stick Stretch Tape https://amzn.to/31atQYV