Loose Rugs are Menace
(San Diego, CA)
Hello, I was reading on your site about being the handyman around elderly parents homes, and I got to thinking about how worried I have been about my Dad slipping on some of my Mom's old rugs that have been around for decades. He nearly fell right in front of me the other day so I went shopping for a solution and found this matting that goes under a rug that has been a great help as; 1) he would not part with the rugs, period, and 2)my worries (at least some of them) have gone away.
The big part about it is the guilt I would and do feel if something ever happens that could be prevented. My next job is to try to figure out how to install a bar in the shower/tub to help steady him as he gets in and out....he says things are fine and don't bother, but the thought of him lying flat on his back with the shower running for half a day before we find him keeps me up some nights.
Not going to even get into his driving...THAT is going to have to come to a head VERY soon. The dents on each fender are getting more pronounced AND on each corner...sigh..