At King Builders, we pride ourselves in the work we do, and how we help vulnerable communities.
We do a lot of work in the healthcare sector, working throughout Gloucestershire for over 40 years. During that time, we have provided a lot of support to the NHS, doing our work discreetly and as non-disruptive as possible.
When living with a medical condition, change can be difficult. We have put together a guide to help make your space dementia-friendly. Here are four ways you can make your flooring dementia-friendly.
Tip 1: Keep it neutral.
The colour of the floor and the type of flooring is important in creating a dementia-friendly space.
Some colours can confuse dementia patients, resulting in them mistaking the flooring for real things such as water or grass. We recommend avoiding coloured flooring.
Tip 2: Keep it plain.
Shiny floors can be mistaken for being wet, causing worry and panic in dementia suffers. Matt, plain flooring is essential to aid those suffering from dementia.
Tip 3: Keep it tidy.
Trip hazards are dangerous at the best of times, but when suffering from an illness that impairs your understanding and judgement, it is important to minimise the risk of a fall. Ensure that cables and other trip hazards such as rugs are minimised by keeping your home clean and tidy.
Tip 4: Keep it bright.
A top tip highlighted by the Alzheimer’s Society is to indicate the edge of your stairs with a brightly coloured tape or paint, as it may be difficult for the sufferer to comprehend the change in the flooring.