WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR APRIL 2024

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  • kymarai
    kymarai Posts: 3,614 Member
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    <3
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 25,114 Member
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    Some questions prompted by something further up.

    Can you get up off the floor with no hands or one hand?

    Can you get up off a toilet seat or relatively hard chair with no hands? Legs & core strength.

    Can you climb up at least 16 stairs (one residential flight)

    Do you have grab bars in your bathroom or toilet room?

    Do you have railings in and around your place where you need them?

    Could you get in and out of your place with a wheelchair?

    Machka in Oz
  • Anniesquats100
    Anniesquats100 Posts: 3,096 Member
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    Machka

    My house is in good shape except for the stairs and the wheelchair access. My uncle could get up the two garage steps to get into the house with his walker, but it's an obstacle. Many houses over here are built about two steps above grade, so the front door and the garage have a few steps.

    I can get up without my hands but it's an effort to get my feet under me. My dad was surprised at how difficult it is to get up. I can't remember why he was on the floor. Maybe when he fell.

    My next house will be main floor living, if I can afford it.

    Annie in Delaware
  • 1948CWB
    1948CWB Posts: 1,354 Member
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    Welcome Rusty! <3
  • Rosemarie2972
    Rosemarie2972 Posts: 446 Member
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    Welcome Rusty!

    Best,
    Rosemarie from GA
  • margaretturk
    margaretturk Posts: 5,083 Member
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    Yes Annie have your dad make you the beneficiary of the house. If there is no beneficiary it could go into probate and that will make everything take longer and cost a lot more money! The process can be frustrating enough without adding that. I am glad you caught that so it can be resolved. Yes it is a pain to involve a lawyer and not cheap but since it is the house it will save you thousands in the end.