CHANGSHA – Luo Pengfei, 22, is a good communicator with the elderly as it is his job to visit them every day to remodel their furniture.
“We visit the elderly to learn about their self-care ability, measure their bathroom area and threshold
height, and check whether the floor will be slippery when getting wet,” said Luo, who works for K
angle Nianhua, a company providing senior care services in central China’s Hunan Province.
Luo will design the layout and then start home space reformation to clear hidden dangers, to give the elderly a safer home.
In rooms where the elderly are prone to falls, Luo’s company will install handrails or grab bars
and add non-slip stickers and pads. In the bathroom, the company will install a bathstool and a toilet chair.
The company also provides crutches for those with mobility problems.
Long Xinjian, 61, resident in the provincial capital of Changsha, has long suffered fro
m high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. He had fallen in the toilet several times, but now with p
ads, wall handrails, removable toilet chairs and bath stools installed, he no longer worries when using the toilet.