Would like to see more ideas for rental homes, apartments and seniors

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  • Ilene Ilene on Dec 18, 2017
    Me too... I live in an apartment so aything I do must be easily reversable.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 18, 2017
    Ask questions, I've responded to renters questions and for seniors as I used to be an apartment manager.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 18, 2017
    I've been doing this for several months now and would love to answer your questions.....ask away!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 18, 2017
    Try to keep the floor uncluttered and don’t lay down area rugs. Have a nightlight of some kind in every room and near the exits. Hang a bulletin board in easy reach with items such as a big block calendar, a list of medicines being taken with their schedule, a list of one or two main doctors with the specialty and phone number listed, any upcoming invitations, a list of important phone numbers and important birthdays and appointments, and an extra set of car, mailbox, and apartment keys. Make sure mirrors, paintings, coatracks, and peep holes are at the right height for even a short person to reach. Unless there is included apartment maintenance, make sure the senior has someone to call to get light bulbs replaced, smoke alarm batteries changed, and heavy scrubbing done. If the senior must reach into high or low cabinets to get dishes or food, have a sturdy step stool with a handle to hold and a kneeling pad and something to hold onto to get up. Of course, make sure any handicap safety equipment is installed securely and health assistance is reachable. If you notice, many people leave the spices, jelly, canisters, and a couple of pots and pans on the table or counter. This is not necessarily laziness, but wise convenience. If this bothers you, put up strong hooks to hold what can be hung. Put a lazy Susan (or a painted or plastic shoebox) on the table or counter to hold misc. items. Safety and convenience are much more important than style. But a big mirror, print in a metallic painted frame, or photos in frames thoughtfully hung can add a lot of style in small spaces without taking up floor space.
    The other sites and offers to give advice are great, too. When you have a specific question about any of this, please continue to post under Ask on Hometalk. And we would love to see a Post about one or all the things you change and what you did, with at least four photos. Best wishes 😇