Mom is barely walking. She uses a walker and looks at the floor. There is a large doorway we have to go through several times a day where carpet meets tile with a metal band over the seam. A couple of months ago she began lining the walker up with the strip before crossing. But it is getting harder and harder to cross. It is like a stop sign to her. The bathroom floor has a pattern of 4 inch squres and she wants to line up with every line. I am not sure how much longer she will even walk , it is harder and harder to get her to respond to cues. She cannot walk without looking at the floor. If she gets up and walks we are ok. But especially in the afternoons she has a lot of trouble sending the messages to her legs to get them to move. They become pillars pressing into the floor. If she was walking that stops at the strip. Once she gets past it it she can barely step it so interrupts the process.
I know our days of walking are numbered, but I dont want that strip to add to the problem . I tried a heavy rug that doesnt bunch to cross it, but she did the same thing at both sides of the rug which foubled the problem and was no help. The problem is also happening at doorways where different carpet colors meet.
Any suggestions? She cant look up and covering it is not working