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She lives w/my mom and mom is oblivious to this! I'm so afraid my gramma is going to take a tragic fall any day now going up and down 2 flights of stairs everyday since her bedroom is upstairs. I don't understand why nobody else sees this danger! But my mom gets upset when gramma will wear the same pants for three days??!! The stairway only has one rail and my gramma has limitations of her arm movements so she couldn't even catch herself if she slightly stumbled. I've talked to my parents to put in proper railing and it hasn't been done yet. I've even asked them to seriously consider moving to a single story not just for my grammas sake but for theirs too as they are getting close to 70. But my mom likes her neighborhood she tells me. My mom is her main caregiver and they bump heades constantly. My mom is so controlling what can I do?

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Have reiling placed if they don't mind if it will help. OT & PT eval is good as well as 1st floor bes. Have you seen her climb the stairs?
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You are being more thoughtful and proactive to at least notice this is an issue! But one other thought...if an extra rail would make the steps safer, the little bit of exercise this gives her could be a plus, but a fall would NOT be a good thing though. Look up "sarcopenia and aging". Ideally, get an occupational therapy home eval to help troubleshoot the physical safety situation and maybe physical therapy to see if a little additional strengthening exercise for Grandma might be of help...maybe if the stair climb was not so close to the absolute limit of what she can physically do, it would not be as scary either.
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Maybe if you copy some material about senior safety and leave it at the house... that's what I did when my mother was getting older... I put grab-bars in the bathroom and placed the small rugs out of the way (under the furniture with just a tad of rug hanging out into the walking area). You're right on target with the stairs and hand-railings... smart... sensitive... Your grandmother should be living downstairs... She's only going to age more and need more assistance. You're a special granddaughter for sure!...
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It sounds like you are very worried about your grandma's wellbeing. You've spoken to your mom about it and from what you've said she doesn't share you concern. It's their house. Grandma lives with them. Mom is the caregiver.

Is there a room on the bottom floor that can be turned into grandma's bedroom? If so, suggest this to your mom.
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