We would not allow Rose to go up and down the stairs in our home alone.
Her seizures were sudden and strong.
Her arms would go out straight and stiff as she dived face first into the floor.
To be sure she was not alone on the steps, we devised “stair pairs”.
As she went down, someone was directly in front of her.
She would put her left hand on her partner’s waist. Both persons held the handrail with their right hand.
It was like a down-the-stairs dance.
The same was true of going up the steps, except in reverse.
The partner would be in the back with his/her hand on Rose’s waist.
Everybody knew the drill. All she had to do was call for an escort.
Safety on the stairs.