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Be certain the lighting is adequate for the senior. Low vision problems are responsible for many accidents in the home and adequate lighting is a large part of it. Replace burned out lightbulbs with lights of the same wattage. Be sure stairs, closets and entry ways are illuminated. Outside lights should delineate paths, stairs and walks.
Task lighting is important for reading or hobbies. Seniors love to read the paper...be sure to have a magnifier or a magnifying lamp if needed. Loss of vision is such a heartbreak to so many seniors. Luckily, there is a great deal of reaserch being done in the area of macular degeneration, on of the great robbers of eyesight in older individuals.