Active Homes is a full service remodeling company that specializes in providing services and products that allows homeowners to live their lives comfortably and safely in their current home for the years to come. Our goal is to create an accessible , comfortable and a safe home that will allow homeowners to enjoy the convenience their own home with out the ” hospital-look” design.
Certified aging in place specialist in Los Angeles
This is a great project and our awesome clients Mr. and Mrs McCrary in Los Angeles.
We created a modern design roll-in, barrier free bathroom shower and accessible kitchen to meet their needs while maintaining a level of stylish elegance.
Active Homes is located in Southern California and is based in Los Angeles.
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One of our client mother suffered from loss of balance and coordination. She is very unstable
when standing or walking, and thus at risk of falling. Most of the time she will shuffle with the to
prevent o the risk of falling. She have difficulty raising or lowering herself from chairs, beds, and
Issues of balance and coordination is difficult for a person to walk without any assistance. Beds
may be too high, chairs and toilet seats too low for her to stand up and sit down easily. There is
also a great risk of tripping on carpeting, stairs, or thresholds.
Maximizing safety is a key strategy for addressing balance and coordination. Lowering or
removing thresholds, putting a skid proof tiling and rags in on the flooring, securing the corners
and the edges of area rugs and removing unnecessary floor clutters can diminish the risk of
tripping. Installing handrails at the head of the stairs helps in balance stabilization, lessens the
chance of an unsteady person falling.
Another key strategy is to accommodate people’s needs. Make furniture and appliances
customized to the users capability and needs. Examples are lowered bed height, raised chairs
and toilet seats for easy use and access.
Providing supports like hand rails and grab bars to stabilize people as they sit down, rise up, and
move about is also a good way to address balance and coordination issues. Enhancing vision by
lighting the floors or stairway is also helpful. Be sure to put all needed objects near chairs, toilets,
and beds to avoid unnecessary standing or reaching.
· Bathroom should be located near a bedroom.
· Bathroom doors should be at least 32 inches wide with no obstruction.
· Bathrooms with clear floor space, at least 5 feet by 5 feet, can be easier for persons in wheelchairs to use.
· Grab bars should be considered a MUST a safety feature in the bathroom.
· Handles on faucets should have lever style knobs for easier use.
· A shower stall should have a built-in or folding seat for bathing/showering comfort.
· Hand-held shower heads with track are easy to use for either a standing or seated person.
· Bathroom must have a nonslip surfaces with traction in the bathroom to prevent falls.
· Sinks and vanities that are open underneath to allow seated persons to use them easily.
· Anti-scald devices must be installed to prevents burns.