The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143863 Message #3346611
Posted By: Charley Noble
03-May-12 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Glad to hear than the home visit/inspection went as well as it did.
I'm not sure if you want or need a new suggestion for getting through doorways more safely but I'll offer it anyway. What I've done for my mother is screw in door-pulls on each side of the door frames. They're easier to grab onto than the door frame itself, and a whole lot better than grabbing onto the door itself which moves. And they're cheap and easy to install.
We also use some inside the house as well.
My mother prefers the 4-wheeler to her old walker for moving around her old farmhouse, and in her front yard. She also has a motorized wheelchair but only uses it for large public buildings such as museums. The 4-wheeler does sometimes get away from her if she doesn't set its brakes properly.