Narrow hall and doorway making exit with walker difficult. Any solutions?

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Dad just moved from a large unit on the assisted living floor to a much smaller room memory care. He will be benefiting from the higher ratio of staff to residents and more appropriate programing. However , he seems to be getting trapped by his walker as he attempts to open the door. Even if he does manage to open the door, it falls back on his arm as he walks put leaning on the walker. His skin is fragile and bruises and bleeds easily. The facility want to solve the problem by propping the door open. But other residents are wandering about disoriented, so this doesn't seem like a good long term fix. Any ideas?

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It is not a good long term solution and I'm surprised they suggested it. Fire regulation people wouldn't like it, either.

The facilities manager needs to have a look at the swing arm that goes on the top of the door and controls how quickly it shuts. Oo, now, what are they called, those things?

But I agree with Captain that you need to handle this diplomatically. First of all sit down and closely watch your dad as he opens the door and walks through. Where exactly are the rubs? Then get back to the internet, look up door fittings for commercial buildings, and see what might help.

Oo 'eck! They're called swing-door operators and there are 1,420,000 of them on Google. Happy hunting!
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if staff is a heavy ratio they probably keep an eye on troublemaking wanderers , id prop the door open . im surprised that doors to rooms are ever closed . they arent closed at aunts NH . the staff needs to hear wheelchair and bed alarms .
i say listen to staff . what they do is a science and you can become an annoyance real quickly if you question them or argue with them much .
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The only reason I could think of it would be hard to open is that it has some kind of automatic closer on it . . . have maintenance remove the automatic closer.
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