When it comes to Silverado communities, some are born (built from the ground up) and some are made (transformed from an existing building). Regardless, each and every one is purposefully outfitted using years of knowledge and experience to be a dementia-friendly environment. One of the first things visitors often notice are the unique lean rails running up and down every hallway.
Lean rails replace the standard bar-style handrails commonly used in care facilities. In addition to making it easier for residents to maintain balance with, these flat surfaces can reduce the fall injury risk created by the gap that exists between a standard hand rail and the wall. The lean rail is an innovation pioneered by Silverado!
Next Month in our series: Learn about how memory boxes are a beautiful, practical and functional addition to the community!