Care recipient (cr) is still able to live independently but has difficulty getting up and admitting visitors when the doorbell rings

Try: If the cr has limited strength in the hands and has trouble getting a grip on the doorknob and turning it wrap several rubber bands around the widest part of the doorknob this will make the doorknob less slippery and easier to turn if the cr can see who is walking up the driveway or sidewalk but has difficulty walking to admit them get a duplicate automatic garage door opener for the attached garage if available ask the cr to press the garage door opener when someone needs to be admitted the guest can then come through the garage into the home without the cr having to get up

Materials: Rubber bands extra automatic garage door opener

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Admitting visitors to the home

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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