One of the ways to keep a home safe for people with mobility issues is by making sure that the flooring material is optimal to prevent accidents, provide comfort, and enable ease of movement and travel. Choosing a flooring material, however, does not need to be complicated.
The trick is to keep in mind the five main factors when choosing the material and to align them with the needs and requirements of the household. Slip resistance, ease of travel, cleaning and maintenance, comfort, and cushioning (or shock absorption) should all be taken into consideration before committing to a decision about flooring material(s) that you will be using. Continue reading “How to Choose Safe Flooring Options – Infographic”
We use bathrooms every day, but it isn’t exactly the safest place in the house due to the many hazards that the wet and slippery environment poses. This risk is especially true for users with mobility issues – whether from disabilities or weakening ability due to age. That’s why it’s essential that, if there is someone in your household that meet these criteria, the bathroom should be made safe and accessible for their safety and comfort.
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Many homeowners are finding the need to modify their homes for possible mobility issues for many reasons. They may be coming of a certain age when mobility is harder, and they may need aids such as walkers or wheelchairs, or they are living with a family member or relative who uses one.
One of the rooms renovated for such purpose is the bathroom, as it poses many access challenges to people who use a wheelchair or needs special accommodations. It is also one of the most dangerous places in any home, with many emergency room visits being due to bathroom accidents.
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