Are you able to answer the following simple questions?
Could your loved on leave in the home in case of a fire?
How many steps are there to enter your home?
Is there a railing available?
If there are railings, how many are available?
One side or both? If one side, which side?
As a clinician, I start planning on your discharge to home as soon as I evaluate you. I am identifying possible obstacles in your home environment that you will need to negotiate to safely get in and out of your home. No steps are better, but if you do have steps, how will your loved one get into and out of your home?
Here are some options if you have steps, such as these portable ramps.
Sometimes a vertically mounted grab bar placed on the door jamb at elbow level is helpful to hold onto as a person is opening or closing a door.