Find Out How it Feels to Have an Old Hand
Want to know what it's like to have stiff or arthritic joints? Hold a tennis ball in the palm of your hand and stick your hand inside a sock. Now walk around and try to manipulate the switches, doorknobs and cabinet pulls in your house.
A Showerhead Grab Bar is a Big Help
For people with limited mobility or who prefer to shower while seated, a handheld showerhead is a terrific help. And even better is a handheld showerhead on a sliding rail that allows for individual adjustment. But because those rails are often flimsy, grabbing one could be a disaster. Look for an ADA-compliant grab bar with a sliding handheld showerhead. Here are 20 additional tips for creating a safe home for older family members and guests.