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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.

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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.

Solutions

Arrange furniture so there are clear walking pathways.

Remove or secure throw rugs.

Remove all wires from walkways by securely fastening to the wall or floor.

Add storage to remove clutter.

Ensure that there are flat thresholds between rooms or mark uneven surfaces

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Install adequate lighting and glare-free task lighting. Light bulbs with higher wattage or LED lights with lower wattage are recommended.

Install rocker switches, which can be turned on and off with the back of your hand or elbow if hands are full.

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Use supportive furniture with arm rests to make sitting and standing up easier.

Install lever door handles.

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