Wait, What? Pretty Grab Bars?

There is much to consider when deciding which type of grab bars to install and where to locate them. As you research online you may become overwhelmed with recommendations from Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm) and/or Universal Design (UD http://universaldesign.ie/What-is-Universal-Design/). ADA became legislation in 2010 and ‚Äúprohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilitiesContinue reading “Wait, What? Pretty Grab Bars?”

DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE HOME ENVIRONMENTAL TIPS

LIGHTING: Lighting should be soft, not bright however very well lit Night- lights throughout rooms Windows should be covered with blinds and open for natural light during days. Close window coverings at night to decrease glare. BEDROOM: Put all personal hygiene items in a locked drawer. Many hygiene items are poisonous, nail polish remover, perfumes,Continue reading “DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE HOME ENVIRONMENTAL TIPS”

Fall Prevention

FALL PREVENTION STRATEGIES TO MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER: Make an investment in your independence!! Remove tripping hazards: secure (tape) or remove scatter rugs; tack down carpet if curling/puckering; use electrical tape to fasten electrical cords and phone charging cords to wall Clean up/remove all clutter (boxes/magazines/etc) from walking paths and stairs Store necessities (clothing, food,Continue reading “Fall Prevention”