By Anna Hazard
Barrier Free Showers
For aging in place, the most accessible type of bathing area is a barrier-free shower stall (also known as a curbless, roll-in, or walk-in shower). These types of installations have no lip or raised edge at their entrance so they are completely level with the rest of the bathroom floor.
This means that a walker, wheelchair, or transfer chair can be rolled straight into them for easy access and positioning which is especially beneficial for those with more limited mobility. For wheelchair use the entrance to the shower should be a minimum of 36" wide and its interior should be at least 36" x 60" (with more clearance space making maneuvering in a bathing wheelchair or other mobility aid far easier).
By Anna Hazard
With the upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations focusing on metaphorical hearts, here are an assortment of simple-to-make beverage recipes that will benefit the drinker's physical body & heart. Finished drinks will be Valentine's themed using associated shapes, tastes, and natural colors such as pinks, purples, and reds.
Most drinks will be suitable for children through seniors as well as for people who may have trouble chewing or swallowing. A further focus will be on fresh seasonal produce and other all natural ingredients (with no added salt or refined sugars) that should be easy to obtain locally even during the winter months.
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