Designing with aging, disabilities in mind
It seems more than ever people are here designing homes and kitchens with aging or disabilities in mind. I thought maybe we could put together a thread of tips.
My mom is 83 and I see these issues every day.
My tip is about thresh holds or changes in flooring. I am still surprised at how much trouble a slight change or thresh hold can give my mom. Each type of flooring feels different to her. She struggles getting her walker with wheels over even slight thresh holds. Keep in mind people who have difficulty walking don't usually lift their feet as high as a more able bodied person.
Tip: Keep flooring changes to a minimum. Choose thresh holds carefully.
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