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The Ultimate Designing Homes for Chronic Care Management Quiz
by Staff
Many people live with chronic health conditions and it's reasonable to assume that you yourself or a loved one may someday have to cope with such a condition. It's important, therefore, to consider a home design that accommodates chronic health concerns. Take this quiz and learn how you can make your home more accommodating.

What are common chronic health conditions?

  • asthma and diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s and arthritis
  • both of the above

What is a universal design?

  • A building design that can be used by everyone.
  • A building design that is liked by everyone.
  • both of the above

What should you place around the house to help someone with Alzheimer's?

  • clocks
  • Post-it notes
  • both of the above

A kitchen should be placed:

  • in the back of the house
  • in the front of the house
  • next to the living room

If you or a family member is in a wheelchair, consider:

  • purchasing a side-by-side refrigerator
  • installing closet racks with adjustable brackets
  • both of the above

Why should you consider installing heat-resistant countertops?

  • to prevent someone in a wheelchair from getting burnt
  • to prevent accidental fires
  • both of the above

Large countertops:

  • are recommended for people with conditions like arthritis
  • are generally a good idea
  • both of the above

What is an essential feature of universal design bathrooms?

  • large spaces
  • non-slip textured flooring
  • both of the above

What unusual design feature is important in a universal design bathroom?

  • round countertop corners
  • unlocking for the door from the outside
  • both of the above

What type of flooring should you install if an elderly person is living with you?

  • carpet
  • hardwood flooring
  • tile

Your hallways should be:

  • at least 26 inches wide
  • at least 36 inches wide
  • at least 46 inches wide

Your door handles should be:

  • knobs
  • levers
  • either of the above

Assist entry into your home by installing:

  • keyless entry
  • a shelf or bench by the door
  • both of the above

What should you install on your stairs to assist a chronic-care member of your household?

  • reflective tape
  • double set of handrails
  • both of the above

In a universal design, your doors should be:

  • at least 30 inches wide
  • at least 32 inches wide
  • at least 34 inches wide