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- Maneuvering space at doors: If in-swinging door obstructs a bathroom or kitchen fixture, use offset hinges, swing door out, hinge door on opposite jamb or widen doorway
- Increase the number of electrical outlets for additional lighting and alarm indicators, especially in bedrooms
- Clear floor space in kitchen with a minimum 60-inch turning circle
- Lever faucet
- Handles, not knobs, on cabinets and drawers
- Adaptable cabinets to reveal knee space
- Easy-grip utensils
- Accessible appliances
Limited reach, hand and arm strength, dexterity, ability to stand, and height are key challenges in the kitchen. Can you reach high above your head or pick up items on the ground? Are you concerned about ability to grasp? What about height? As people age they lose inches from their stature. They may also lose their ability to stand for long periods, or lose their ability to stand entirely. Many daily living tasks become disheartening for an aging adult without easy access to daily necessities.
Do you have trouble...
Solutions to Consider
Accessing cabinets and appliances?
Moveable cabinets or home modification for accessibility
Trouble gripping your utensils?
Standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time?
Negotiating the transport of food or dishes to and from the table?
Call us for an in-home consultation!
Nova Scotia: 1-800-465-4553
New Brunswick: 1-866-990-1599
Prince Edward Island: 1-855-566-1043