I put reflective/neon tape on the edge of any step both inside and outside my parent's home. It helps them see the edge of each step, allows them to better judge where to place their foot each time and gives them a sense of the depth of each step which has aided them in avoiding sudden missteps and tripping up or down steps. The reflective tape is great in dark areas and with their vision becoming weaker in their later years. They feel better being able to move in and around the house without asking for assistance or fearing that they might fall. It's very inexpensive and can be changed or replaced at any time.

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