How to Make Entrance-ways Safer for Seniors

The entrances to our homes are the first place to consider the issue of safety. Good lighting on porches or in apartment hallways is essential. Having a small bench or shelf onto which you can put your packages while you reach for your keys is a big help. (I tripped at the front door in July and gave myself a black eye on the door knocker…so am replacing the planter by the door with a little shelf!) Levered door handles, where possible, make it easier as well. Remember, no clutter!  It holds true both inside and out!