In mom's kitchen, dining room and living room due to wear and tear. The kitchen is vinyl sheetingthe dining room and living room have a plush wall to wall carpeting. These 3 rooms are all kind of open and parallel to one another. Currently there is a metal "transition" piece between the kitchen flooring and dining room carpet which I would love to get rid of somehow in the process. My dilemma is while mom likes the idea of having carpeting in some of her rooms in the event of a fall, I am concerned about the transition piece which on one occasion contributed to a fall when she was distracted. (This resulted in hip repair surgery.) I would love to hear opinions about carpeting verses flooring for seniors with weak legs, post stroke residual weakness . She uses a 4 wheeled rollator. I have heard that there is flooring that can be purchased with some padding under it. I am wondering if this is a better route to go so that all 3 rooms are one flat level with no transitional metal pieces? She has some degree of vascular dementia as well, some days more apparent than others.