Here's How to Create a Safe Garden for Seniors with Disabilities
Assess Mobility Needs:
Identify mobility challenges and specific needs, such as wheelchair access, walker-friendly paths, or handrails.
Choose Accessible Planters:
Elevated or raised planters reduce bending and stooping, making gardening more comfortable.
Prevent slips and falls by using non-slip materials for pathways and garden surfaces.
Well-lit paths and garden areas enhance visibility and safety, especially during evenings.
Provide seating options within the garden to rest or work comfortably.
Handrails and Grab Bars:
Handrails offer support and stability for seniors with mobility issues.
Minimize Trip Hazards:
Remove or secure garden hoses, tools, and other potential trip hazards.