Floor Safety for Seniors

Is your home senior friendly?  Are you looking after parents and making choices on safety features for their home or yours?  According to the Home Safety Council, slips and falls remain the #1 cause of unintentional injury in the home for Americans age 65 and older.

Consider daily household activities and the decisions on flooring and fixtures that will make it easier for seniors to be mobile and safe:

Inspect existing carpet on the stairs for wear or loosening.  New carpet on the stairs will enable your seniors to better get up and down stairs without fear of slipping.  Most people stop using the stairs way too soon because of existing issues with their flooring.  Upgrading flooring on stairs allows seniors to continue to enjoy those rooms upstairs.

Hardwood floors are excellent choices for seniors using a walker or mobility device to get around.  Make sure they are not too slick though when caring or maintaining the finish.

Luxury vinyl flooring provides for gripping if your senior uses a walker and is softer than tile or hardwoods in case of a fall – a great concern for both you and your senior.

Bathrooms can be upgraded with new tile, removal of glass shower doors or creation of a walk-in shower space, and the addition of grab-handles and safety rails to lessen the danger of falling.

Choose flooring that can be easily cleaned for the kitchen – tile or vinyl for quick mopping without a lot of bending or scrubbing.

Look for a floor with texture especially for your bathrooms and kitchen.  Slick tiles can be dangerous for seniors using canes and walkers.  Textured tiles have a non-slip grip meant to protect you from falls.

Taking time to create a safe environment for your seniors will mean more time spent with family, not in the emergency room.

Dobson’s Flooring America has been providing excellent quality and service for almost 40 years. They remain a leader in flooring in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

About Dobson Floors
For almost 40 years, Dobson Floors, an employee owned company, has been the established provider of flooring, tile and countertops in North Texas for residential and commercial customers. As part of America’s leading flooring retail group, Flooring America, their 500-store nationwide buying power guarantees you low prices on thousands of flooring options backed by the most solid warranties in the flooring industry. They are committed to providing every customer with the best selection, the best prices and the best service available anywhere.

Client Contact Info:

Name: Suzanne Brown
Email: sbrown@dobsonfloors.com
Phone Number: (972) 270-8741, x 212