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Old 05-11-2016, 08:35 PM   #131
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Ginger, there will be a 3" step up. I don't see it being a tripping hazard at all, as you are only sliding in to the table there, or if no table just making stepping in. Should you trip, there is a lot of cushioning there.

I seriously see no concern. Besides, it is a done deal anyway.
Yea,you're right but you've never seen me fall. It's not pretty.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:41 AM   #132
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Ginger, I hear you. Any raised floor whether it is in a house, store, building, or a trailer is a fall risk and shouldn't be taken lightly. After caring for three elderly parents and navigating care facilities we've learned a lot about the seriousness of falls and how to evaluate risk. Even though there are cushions in the dinette area, there is a lot of wood and hard edges that could cause injury. No fall is a good fall.

Possible solutions might be to make a small triangular ramp that would fit up against the raised floor and make it potentially easier to navigate the area and give it a gentler rise.

My MIL just returned to her nursing home from a fall with sutures and a concussion. They have her dressed in Sumo Pads to try and prevent re-injuring herself. While I wouldn't recommend going camping in Sumo Pads, I guess if I could keep going out in the trailer a few years longer I might try it.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:48 AM   #133
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Ginger, I hear you. Any raised floor whether it is in a house, store, building, or a trailer is a fall risk and shouldn't be taken lightly. After caring for three elderly parents and navigating care facilities we've learned a lot about the seriousness of falls and how to evaluate risk. Even though there are cushions in the dinette area, there is a lot of wood and hard edges that could cause injury. No fall is a good fall.

Possible solutions might be to make a small triangular ramp that would fit up against the raised floor and make it potentially easier to navigate the area and give it a gentler rise.

My MIL just returned to her nursing home from a fall with sutures and a concussion. They have her dressed in Sumo Pads to try and prevent re-injuring herself. While I wouldn't recommend going camping in Sumo Pads, I guess if I could keep going out in the trailer a few years longer I might try it.
Now I have to see that ! Pat
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:59 AM   #134
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We just got photos from my wife's sister, of her 88 yo father who had a fall. Major gash requiring stitches, and a few days later his whole head is now purple and yellow. I guess the blood thinners aided in that.

My mom had a fall a few years ago, climbing down from the second to the first step on a step ladder. This is when she found out her bones were fragile as a china doll, and ended up with a lot of steel in her lower leg.

Falls with elderly people account for many millions of dollars every year.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:12 AM   #135
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We just got photos from my wife's sister, of her 88 yo father who had a fall. Major gash requiring stitches, and a few days later his whole head is now purple and yellow. I guess the blood thinners aided in that.

My mom had a fall a few years ago, climbing down from the second to the first step on a step ladder. This is when she found out her bones were fragile as a china doll, and ended up with a lot of steel in her lower leg.

Falls with elderly people account for many millions of dollars every year.
I'm not accepting elderly yet, I just don't remember sometimes. Our table will be up most of time. I just didn't know about the step up. Probably will be a lot of things I don't know about.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:14 AM   #136
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I'm not accepting elderly yet, I just don't remember sometimes.
I certainly hope that is not an indication of being elderly, or I will have to grow up real fast, as my remembry does not always work so good either.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #137
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so.... my Springfield pedistal arrives later this week. very excited.



i am also likely going to buy the Dicor 4 way slide, and do the mod to it.

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Old 05-23-2016, 09:36 PM   #138
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a few more mods

finished my shelf with a little help from Chris R, Decided to go with teak after all . Had to do it the poor man's way . bought a shower mat on sale , took it apart and glued the boards together .Teak is pricey . Something I have wanted to do since we got trailer . One more down .
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Nice work, Pat! Really like the teak and it's a great wet area wood.
We have the 3M Bath soapdish and shampoo holder under the sink in almost the exact location as yours.
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Nice work, Pat! Really like the teak and it's a great wet area wood.
We have the 3M Bath soapdish and shampoo holder under the sink in almost the exact location as yours.
Thanks Gregg . Like minds think alike . Pat
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