Climbing steps is an impossibility for many. One solution is to make sure that everything your folks need is on the main level.
Two weeks ago, Lateefah wrote the first part of her birthing story about how she had 48 hours before she would be induced, but she went into labor before that deadline. And that’s when things started to get interesting. Here’s part 2 of her story.
I really should have listened to Frank.
Countless times during our labor practice, Frank said to me: “Here’s a suggested book about back labor. Maybe you should get it.” But I wouldn’t need that. Our baby had been head down and facing in the right direction for months. Isn’t back labor caused by sunny side up babies? I’m thinking no. As we walked to the waiting car
If access to the second floor is essential, there are automated chair lifts that will take your loved one up the stairs on the inside of your home ($1,800-$3,500).
If there are steps leading into the house, it may be necessary to build a ramp. To keep the ramp from becoming too steep the ramp length should be at least 22 feet long for one step, 34 feet for two steps and 51 feet for three steps, according to the Certified Living in Place Institute.
Thresholds can make getting in the house with a wheelchair or walker quite difficult. Portable ramps offer a great solution. They should have a high traction surface and be able to handle hundreds of pounds ($450-$900).
In many homes, doorways can be