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Within patient rooms and bathrooms, ease of
movement is crucial for the senior patient, so
flooring transitions should be minimal to avoid
tripping hazards due to canes, IV poles, walkers, or unsteady feet. Lowering or removing the
step-over barrier in showers is also ideal. Contrasting the colors of the toilet and bathroom
wall also can help an older patient with orientation, since older eyes have trouble discerning
between similar colored surfaces-especially
white, which is the least discernable color for
aging eyes. "The ADA-compliant grab bars may
be in place, but lack of contrast in finishes and
materials isn't a good idea for seniors," says
Peter Bohan, principal at Perspectus Architecture (Cleveland).
Safety isn't the only concern when it comes
to design details, Rohde adds: "Older patients
can react in adverse ways to bold patterns, especially if dementia is in the mix." Dark, solid
blocks of flooring can appear as "holes" to a
person with cognitive issues, while high-gloss
or shiny tiles can look like water. Age-friendly

The new ICU rooms at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
include a direct path between the patient bed and toilet room, benefiting mobility- and vision-challenged patients such as seniors.

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Editorial
Show Talk
Photo Tour
Community Service
Hcd Cityscene Goes to Dallas
Product Spotlight: Flooring
A New Day
Convergence Point
The Center
Face Time
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