My dad has been falling more and more over the past year. This is partly due to a combination of all the meds he takes and low blood pressure. He is in the advanced stages of Parkinsons's with dementia. His doctors and physical therapists have told him and instructed him on standing up, either from lying in bed or from sitting in a chair. He needs to do it in slow stages so that his blood pressure levels out and he can stand without the dizziness or passing out, which leads to him falling.
His bedroom is the only room in the house that has carpeting (wall to wall). But his dementia causes him to use the bathroom wherever he wants in the house (which he thinks he has gone into the bathroom), including in his room on the carpet. He wears depends, but usually removes them when he feels he needs to use the bathroom. I am not frustrated with this because I understand his "state of mind", but I am comtemplating removing the carpet and laying down tile. This would make for much easier clean up and freshing the air much faster, so when you walk in the front door, you are not blasted with a vial urine or feces smell. And if he wants to lay down in his bed, I can't have him in there like that with that fowl odor until it disipates and drys.
My only concern is his falls. I know the tile floor, obviously is a much harder surface to fall on and I won't be able to put down area rugs because of slippage or tripping.
His safety is first and foremost. But it has gotten so that the rug does not dry up between accidents.