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Modifying Your Home For Kupuna: Part 2

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Here in Hawaii it goes without saying that we treasure and care for our Kupuna. We invite you to Part Two of our series where we will share a few ideas to consider when thinking of ways to create a comfortable and safe home.

  • Ensure a Safe Showering Environment: In addition to grab bars, installing a corner seat in the shower provides another layer of safety. The showerhead should also be upgraded to a handheld showerhead. A wand attachment makes it especially easy to rinse soap from hard-to-reach places. And a non-slip shower mat is one more easy upgrade you can do to keep the shower safe!

  • Create a Slip-Free Kitchen: Falling is a very real danger for anyone. For our older generations, many of these falls occur in the kitchen, and it’s easy to see why – hazards include heavy pans to carry and unnoticed spills on the floor. Consider installing no-glare, non-slip tile or low-pile carpet to get a kitchen that is safe, easy to maintain and simple to clean.

I hope you’ve enjoyed part two of our Kapuna series. Please stay tuned for updates, and let us know if you need need anything.

Mahalo nui loa,

Your Kama'aina Handyman Team

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