Well for those of you living in your own homes aren't
you glad you can do what you like!
You can have whatever you fancy really, and so
all the information dotted around the site applies to
you but especially for you is the matter of comfort.
You've worked your backsides off over
the years, and now hopefully is the time to relax and enjoy.
||Treat yourself to a good bed if you can afford
it and a really good comfy chair with the right amount of
support is also a good investment.
There are some issues like safety which are more important now.
We recommend carpets where possible and avoid all floor coverings that
could be slippery. Rugs are not a good idea in places where you
might trip. Probably O.K. in front of fires but not good for example
on wooden floors in halls.
Make sure carpets are properly fitted on stairs especially and
curtains trailing on floors should be avoided.
Labour saving devices are not just a treat. Use them.
Curtains, especially if heavy weight can be hung on corded
tracking systems to make opening and closing easy.
Electricians should be reminded to install electrical sockets
and switches at accessible heights.
For more information on products to make life easier as we
get older check out the disability forum
And remember the more clutter the more work
involved in dusting and and the more likelihood of tripping over
things. Keep it to a minimum or under glass and try to keep access
areas clear at all times.