When planning new flooring for seniors there are several considerations. Think about the senior’s mobility, how slick the floor surface is, the maintenance the floor requires, and how well the flooring will absorb the shock of a fall. Here are the best flooring choices for the elderly with a few to avoid.
Keeping the floors in your home clean is one of the most difficult household tasks there is. What may seem like a simple household chore to most, can be back-aching work for seniors and aging adults. Sweeping, mopping and carrying around a bucket of water all become more and more difficult as we age. Here are some easier ways for seniors to keep their floors sparkling clean.
It makes sense, you know? Lightweight vacuum cleaners are easier for elderly people to use. But, there are other considerations too. For example, there is the power source (corded or cordless), the type (upright, stick, canister), power buttons, and the accessories. Bagged vs. bagless is another point to debate. Keep reading to learn more about all your options to determine the best lightweight vacuum cleaner for you or an elderly person you love.
Look for a safe bath or shower mat that securely sticks to the tub surface, has a textured surface to reduce slipping, drains well, fits your tub or shower, and is antibacterial and machine washable for easy cleaning. Even better, choose a mat that also is BPA-free! Avoid soft, fabric mats and any bathroom rugs.