Making things attractive, homely or even fun

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Most care homes have grab rails placed strategically to help residents with tricky stairs, steps, bathrooms or beds – and if they don’t, they should have. Most of these rails, though, are very functional and not objects of great beauty – until now. An American (inevitably), Allis Sladick, has developed a line of stylish grab bars, using interesting colours, designs and materials (eg brushed nickel). All are on display at Shipping might be a little expensive but the website will give you some ideas about perking up your grab rails – or even starting a version over here. And it might stimulate you to look again at all those functional items in your home and think how you could make them a little more attractive, homely or even fun. Talking of which, another American, Laurie Johnson (who lost her husband and two-year-old son in a plane crash and was left, herself, with a badly broken ankle which wouldn’t heal) has made walking aids much more attractive by using spray paint and handl

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