Senior Citizen's Guide to Cleveland 2017 Summer/Fall Edition - page 31

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• Ensuring there’s ample
maneuvering space
• Varying the height of
countertops
• Installing a sink with knee
clearance
• Mounting a wall oven or
microwave at reachable heights
• Making sure there’s an
abundance of storage space
within reach
One way to reduce accidents
in the home is to make sure you
have proper lighting where you
need it. Outdoor areas, stair-
ways, the kitchen area, the living
room and other places where
you like to read, are just a few
examples where proper lighting
is often needed.
• Use rocker-type light switches
wherever possible. You can
turn them on and off with
the touch of an elbow if your
hands are full.
• Well-placed skylights and
ceiling lights are just a few ex-
amples of the types of lighting
you should consider adding to
your home.
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