How can we make our home easier and safer for dad to live in.
Today, I took mom to a furniture store, looking for a doormat.
My dad falls when he wears shoes, it’s like his body has a mind of its own he suddenly moves and falls.
We need a doormat to keep dad from injury.
And we rearranged a room.
Unfortunately the frequency of falling off is increasing day by day, as he lost 20 lb of his weight through the year his strength decreased.
First, I asked him if he wants to sit on the floor, he said yes.
It’s time to reconsider his current lifestyle.
Change it back from chair to legless chair, like Western style to Japanese style.
The table mom has chosen 14 years ago is now more than expected, it can change its height just as lower as we wanted,
and the sofa I bought 14 years ago was height adjustable by removing sofa legs. we could make up Japanese style room for dad with what we have.
It could reduce damage degree for some extent.
At least he won’t fall from the height of a chair. Though it’s one of my fav and he loves it too. For him it’s the most comfortable chair among four chairs he evaluated..
I’m hoping he’ll get used to it living on the floor again.
When I was little we still had tatami rooms in our house. We had family dinner sitting on the tatami floor.
Placing a kotatsu table in winter, sitting under the kotatsu with cats.
Upon rebuilding which was 14 years ago, we did not keep tatami room instead it became barrier-free house, also got this automated AC system in whole house.
It maintains room temperature 24/7 without manual operation. It’s so helpful as dad wakes up at midnight and moves around, still therecwould be least concern about he’ll get cold by room temperature difference.
I believe the whole house AC helped my grandma’s longevity and one of our cats who also lived nearly 20 years.