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Trudy Scrumptious

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If you have to ask a question and it doesn't fit neatly into any other category here, toss it onto this thread and see if anyone knows the answer.

Last year's General Enquiries thread has been locked.

[ 08. January 2017, 18:05: Message edited by: Trudy Scrumptious ]

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Penny S
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Friend's AP is finding the cleared tile and lino floors slippery to walk on. Does anyone have an idea about stuff we could lay to provide an easily cleanable non-slip surface? I've looked at plastic carpet protection drugget from Argos, but it says it is slippery on hard surfaces, which would defeat the object. I have a plastic thingy for putting in the bath for a secure stand under the shower, but it wouldn't be flat, would be too small, and would be a trip hazard itself.
This would be for the kitchen and the hallway.
We don't want her putting newspaper down again.

[ 13. January 2017, 21:36: Message edited by: Penny S ]

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I have never tried this but have often seen the suggestion on US knitting sites. If she wears slippers inside it is often suggested to put puffy paint on the soles to stop slides. No idea how well that works.

I use a cane outside and walking to lift is along tiled walkway. I am careful to avoid any wet or even damp places. Even a bit of moisture on rubber at end of cane can cause it to slide on tile. I must have picked up a bit of grease the other day in car park and there was same result.

She needs to make sure there is absolutely nothing greasy or wet on floor.

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Penny S
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure what she wears indoors - because of her leg problems she wears Crocs ouside. I have slippers which have rubberised bits on the soles, which work well, but we would need a large size.
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Do not know how well it works but there is this spray on Amazon.

You might also look at the other things linked to on that page.

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I think she has to change what she is wearing on her feet. If you try to change the flooring somehow, anything you put down will also slip. A yoga mat on the floor works really well for being anti-slip but you couldn't do the whole floor.

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Penny S
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Thank you - the floor surfaces are narrow, it's a galley kitchen, so mats would work. I'll have a look out for them.
I don't think the stone stuff would work on the lino, and it sounds a bit risky in confined places. The matting on the Amazon page is initially interesting, but the texture would not be easy to clean, which is the other thing to be taken into account.

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How about carpet tiles? They are not expensive and can easily be taken up to clean spillages etc. And they shouldn't slip if you get them laid properly in the first place.

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Penny S
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Hmmm. We are nowhere near being able to lay them yet. Nice idea, though.
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Graven Image
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My mother-in-law use to put large soft rubber bands around her soft slipper in the house. It seemed to work in making her feel less like she might slip.

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In addition to mats you can get rubberized tiles with round dots to prevent skids. Some are self adhesive peel and stick if you have a small area to do. The soft rubber is pretty cleanable and gentle on the feet.
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Golden Key
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Non-skid bathtub strips? There are also non-skid coatings that you can paint on. BUT I don't know how toxic they are. And some of them have grit in them, which could be a problem if she ever goes barefoot.

You might also check sites for/about seniors, like AARP.

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Penny S
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am pointing her to the Red Cross who do work with helping people to stay in their homes independently. The hospital has already suggested them for other things, and she seems happy to consider help from that direction.
Feet have bandages on, so barefoot unlikely.

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Golden Key
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Interesting. AFAIK, the Red Cross doesn't do that kind of work in the US.

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Graven Image
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Golden Key noted.
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nteresting. AFAIK, the Red Cross doesn't do that kind of work in the US.

Perhaps they do not because visiting nurses do safety checks in home . At least that is true in California.

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Penny S
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It's time limited work, not long term.

Aldi are selling yoga mats for £4.99, information I shall pass on.

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