Assisted living facilities are another example of a type of building that needs to follow some stringent ADA guidelines, especially when you consider the types of people who will be spending a great deal of time in these buildings. Many of the residents will have poor vision, walking difficulties and more, so ADA compliance is necessary from a legal and logistical standpoint.
Proper signage for people who are aging and perhaps even suffering from decreasing cognitive abilities must reflect clarity in terms of words, placement and pictures, and must use contrasting colors. It is not just enough for a sign to say “Men’s Room,” for example — there need to be clear color and picture identifiers. Fonts used must be clear and crisp in color and use tones that contrast well with the background.
Mounting height in assisted living facilities
As in any other case of ADA signage, mounting height is extremely important. In assisted living facilities, it is important that signs are mounted in areas where residents will actually see them. ADA guidelines go into great detail about mounting height and locations. Consistency in this regard will help make it easier for your residents to navigate throughout the building safely and independently.
This idea of independence is especially important for assisted living facilities. Though the residents are getting older and experiencing more health problems, they still want to maintain their independence as much as possible. Having appropriately designed and mounted custom signs placed throughout your building will make it easier for your residents to accomplish this.
At Erie Custom Signs, we develop a wide range of custom ADA-approved signs for assisted living facilities. These signs include everything from room markers and descriptions to emergency signs, directories and rule postings. Signs are guaranteed to meet both federal and state regulations.
You have the ability to choose from a number of customizable options to better incorporate and blend the signage seamlessly with your existing décor. You can use colored, marble, wood, glass or metal patterns on top of laminate or acrylic surfaces, and choose from a wide variety of designs.
For more information about assisted living ADA signs, contact Erie Custom Signs today.