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5 minutes ago, geriatrickid said:

Buffoon comment of the day. Is your life that messed up that everything is a TV detective show plot?

 

And? How does  staying in a condo protect you? When I was in Patong in a   very busy condominium,  they found one old Finn  several days after his death, only because of the  smell that was coming out of his place. Another guy had been dead for awhile and the only reason he was found was because maintenance had to check a  burst water pipe. Sadly for many foreign retirees, they have no friends, nor anyone who cares about them and so they die and rot in their rooms.

You don't need to climb up a floor to get to your bedroom.

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With age, it is much safer to have houses on a single level and to avoid having staircases at home, as much as possible.

 

Always, always  be careful when using the swimming pool or on exiting a bathtub if you have one at home. Slippery steps are a killer.

 

Thai Road rash is not the only thing that kills in Thailand. So be safe mainly to our elderly posters out there.

 

Requiescat in pace to the poor chap.©

Edited by observer90210

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20 hours ago, trogers said:

You don't need to climb up a floor to get to your bedroom.

One can have a single level dwelling home,  and one can have a  multi story condo. There are a number of  places where one can have a roof top terrace reached directly from the  unit. A one story unit is not exclusive to a condominium. Sadly more people  slip and fall in the bathroom than elsewhere in a home.

 

The key of course is to have a cleaner and/or security and/or  attendant to check the unit daily. One can do that in  a private home, or a condominium or a long stay hotel. The ideal place for an elderly or infirm foreigner is a mixed hotel with longstay/residential residents with CCTV and  someone monitoring the CCTV.

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24 minutes ago, geriatrickid said:

One can have a single level dwelling home,  and one can have a  multi story condo. There are a number of  places where one can have a roof top terrace reached directly from the  unit. A one story unit is not exclusive to a condominium. Sadly more people  slip and fall in the bathroom than elsewhere in a home.

 

The key of course is to have a cleaner and/or security and/or  attendant to check the unit daily. One can do that in  a private home, or a condominium or a long stay hotel. The ideal place for an elderly or infirm foreigner is a mixed hotel with longstay/residential residents with CCTV and  someone monitoring the CCTV.

All to do with choice from a limited budget.

 

Equate the budget of this case of a townhouse. The equivalent rent for a condo unit would just be a 1-bedroom unit, and not a duplex or one with roof garden.

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One thing I recommend is to get those non-slip plastic mats that have suction cups and put them in all the showers and on bathroom floors for entry/exit from any baths/showers. For some reason Thais seem to like glossy (and slippery) tiles, and I guess when you weigh only 50-60kgs it is not an issue. But for us bigger (fatter) westerners then it can be a big problem, and as you get older it can be very dangerous. I cant remember where I got them - Home Pro or Global House I think - maybe Big C.  Cheap and well worth the investment.

 

Plus, you can get stick-on anti-slip strips from any hardware stores back home for the stairs. I have not seen them in Thailand - but did find this on the web:  http://th.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/223004976991/

and on ebay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Floor-Stair-Anti-Slip-Tape-Anti-Skid-Safety-Tape-Roll-Non-Slip-Sticker-Strip-/222310616751?var=&hash=item33c2beceaf:m:mVO8DNeDDR8x8ljS1x8JhvQ

 

 

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2 hours ago, ELVIS123456 said:

One thing I recommend is to get those non-slip plastic mats that have suction cups and put them in all the showers and on bathroom floors for entry/exit from any baths/showers. For some reason Thais seem to like glossy (and slippery) tiles, and I guess when you weigh only 50-60kgs it is not an issue. But for us bigger (fatter) westerners then it can be a big problem, and as you get older it can be very dangerous. I cant remember where I got them - Home Pro or Global House I think - maybe Big C.  Cheap and well worth the investment.

 

Plus, you can get stick-on anti-slip strips from any hardware stores back home for the stairs. I have not seen them in Thailand - but did find this on the web:  http://th.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/223004976991/

and on ebay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Floor-Stair-Anti-Slip-Tape-Anti-Skid-Safety-Tape-Roll-Non-Slip-Sticker-Strip-/222310616751?var=&hash=item33c2beceaf:m:mVO8DNeDDR8x8ljS1x8JhvQ

 

 

 

I don't have a bath in the house (TBH I can't remember the last time I had one) but the floor tiles are definitely not glossy or slippery and have small ridges.

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On 04/08/2017 at 2:34 PM, cornishcarlos said:

How do police know that there was no evidence of theft ?

I don't leave a convenient inventory of all my belongings next to the front door in case I die !!

Because most burglars ransack the place unless you have really polite ones

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Of course it is an accident?...Steps...staircases....no way and at any age...always a risk factor...

 

However, by pure curiosity, it would be interesting to see if his Chanot/Tabien Ban and other title deeds were still around, if he owned the property....And perhaps, if his bank accounts strangely start to evaporate?...and if by a strange divine hand, his property get's transfered to x y z!?

 

 

Requiescat in pace to the unfortunate..

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On 26/08/2017 at 7:15 PM, observer90210 said:

Of course it is an accident?...Steps...staircases....no way and at any age...always a risk factor...

 

However, by pure curiosity, it would be interesting to see if his Chanot/Tabien Ban and other title deeds were still around, if he owned the property....And perhaps, if his bank accounts strangely start to evaporate?...and if by a strange divine hand, his property get's transfered to x y z!?

 

 

Requiescat in pace to the unfortunate..

 

Would this curiosity extend to anyone falling downs the stairs globally or restricted just to Thailand to fit nicely into the stereotypical profile ?

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