A safe living room includes clear walking pathways, supportive furniture, and adequate lighting. Scroll down to learn more about common problem areas and their solutions in the living room.
Click the arrows below to learn about common problems related to safe and supportive aging in the kitchen, and solutions that can address them. Explore the Solutions Gallery to view photos from actual homes that demonstrate how design and product changes can support independent living.
Please note: the photographs on this website represent possible solutions to various challenges and should not be taken without consideration of individuals’ specific needs and environments. Obtaining professional advice and/or assessment is strongly recommended before making changes to the home.
Ensure the living room has adequate, non-glare lighting. Change bulbs less frequently by using long-lasting LED bulbs. Person, Environment, Performance Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Program in Occupational Therapy.
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