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Choosing a Safer Rug For Your Elderly Loved One

While the safest rug is usually not having one at all, many elderly people refuse to give up the comforts of home. So, if you must, choose a rug with a thin profile, low pile, and a no-slip backing to reduce the chances of a fall.

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5 Best Flooring Options For Wheelchairs

The type of flooring to install in a home with a wheelchair user is one of the most important considerations. Quality flooring makes accessibility easier for persons that use wheelchairs. Balancing function and comfort though can be a tough thing to accomplish.

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Best Flooring for Elderly: Choices and Considerations for Maximum Safety

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.

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8 Floor Cleaning Tips For Seniors

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.

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The Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners for Elderly People and Seniors

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.

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8 Best Fall Protection Mats for the Elderly

Fall protection mats, when placed at the bedside, reduce the chance of an injury from a fall from bed. But, there are a few cautions you should consider before using them as part of a fall prevention program.

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Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users: Quick Wins!

Improving the accessibility of an existing home often requires remodeling and a large budget. But, there are smaller, easier home modifications for wheelchair users that can make a big difference. Use these tips and suggestions for your own quick wins!

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The Best Non-Slip Bath Mats for Elderly People (And The Shower Too!)

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.