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    "Thank you for the great work. The newly painted room looks fantastic. Tom notices everything so that if there is a chance I might want something additional I can have them do it. I feel very comfortable with the guys, and as usual your company came through, does what I need done, and does not disappoint me."

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  • Make Your Home Safe for Visitors this Holiday Season

    When opening our homes up to holiday day guest we often forget the potential hazards that lurk in our homes.  Things like loose rugs,  appliance cords and even the way our furniture is arranged can prove hazardous to visitors especially the elderly.  Before you have guest over this holiday season use some of  the following tips to make sure everyone has a safe enjoyable time in your home.

    *Remove ground clutter-toys, shoes, even animal beds. The stuff you may be accustomed to walking around may cause guest to tumble.

    * Ask if your elderly guest mind dogs or cats. If they don't let the animals into the common areas after your visitors have settled in.

    * Stairs are often a concern for those with mobility issues. Clear outside steps of snow and ice. Then throw down some salt to keep the frozen stuff under control. Inside, consider if elderly  guest must climb steps to use the bathroom  or bedroom for overnight stays . They may feel apprehensive or embarrassed to ask for help, so offer it in advance.

    * Consider installing grab bars in bathrooms near the toilet and around the bathtub or shower for support. Also in the bathroom, install non-skid strips in the bathtub, shower and under area rug.

    * Overnight guest unfamiliar with your home may appreciate night lights to illuminate the path from the bedroom, down the hallway to the bathroom and near stairs.

    You can find other articles by Ellen Kleinerman  in the Plain Dealer

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