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Fall Busters: Household Tips to Help Keep You from Falling

Planning to live out your life at home requires just that: planning. That means making adjustments that can make your life easier, even if they’re less attractive and present a constant reminder that you’re getting older. However, once you get used to them you’ll bare notice the eyesore — but you will begin to appreciate how much they help you function and remain in your own home. Here are some ideas:

  • Install grab bars near showers, bath-tubs and toilets
  • Replace throw rugs with non-slip matts
  • Rearrange furniture that blocks the flow of traffic, such as ottomans or chairs
  • Install handrails on front, back and side porch stoops
  • Add nonslip treads to patios and decks

In addition, fix or replace any uneven or broken floorboards as well as loose bricks, crumbling cement or rotting pieces of wood on outdoor steps. Once you get used to these changes, you will begin to appreciate how much they may help you function and remain in your own home.


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Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Retirement Planner

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. He and his family are avid travelers in their free time. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker, and describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing.