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Doors for Senior Living Facilities

Doors for Senior Living Facilities

Posted: May 13, 2022 | Tradewinds

For millions of senior citizens across the nation, nursing homes and assisted living facilities aren’t just buildings - they’re homes. Residents need and want their homes to be safe, comfortable, and accessible. Durable, reliable automatic and manual doors from Advanced Door Service (a Horton Automatics company) can increase mobility and independence for residents; maintain a high level of security for visitors; reduce health risks; keep staff and employees operating efficiently and effectively; and decrease energy costs.

The doors are available for all areas in nursing homes and senior living facilities, including:

  • Main entrances
  • Corridors
  • Patient rooms
  • Activity/recreational areas
  • Common areas
  • Restrooms
  • Secure areas
  • Dining facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Executive offices

For these rooms and areas in nursing homes and senior living facilities, Horton Automatics offer an array of durable and reliable automatic door systems:

  • Revolving Doors: Horton Grand® and MiniGrand® revolving door systems are ideally suited to the requirements of healthcare facilities. These doors can be customized to the right diameter and speed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
  • Sliding Doors: Engineered to meet the challenging demands of nursing homes, which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Swing & Folding Doors: These systems provide ADA-compliant handicap door openers and high-traffic automatic access.
  • Swing Door Operators: These can be installed during new construction or to upgrade an existing door. Folding doors are extremely versatile, and provide a solution for very large openings as well as for narrow corridors that require wide openings.
  • Patient Room Door Systems: These systems allow the option to leave doors completely or partially open without the need to break out the doors. These doors are ideal for optimum space utilization.

Automatic doors are an appropriate and beneficial choice for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This technology serves to enable independence while simultaneously limiting it, depending on the circumstances for each installation. For caregivers in facilities with elderly residents, automatic doors can be an extra tool to safeguard residents. For facilities looking to allow residents, visitors, and staff to move about more easily and quickly, automatic doors offer convenience and freedom for users, regardless of their physical limitations.

Patient Wander Management Systems

If your facility utilizes Patient Wander Management systems, Advanced Door Service can make sure your new installation works seamlessly with any existing Patient Wander Management systems you have in place.

Wander Management systems consist of RFID-enabled technology that tracks patients within set borders to guarantee their protection. Most are specifically designed for Alzheimer and dementia patients - allowing them to have freedom within their resident facilities while giving them essential security. By utilizing the Patient Wander Management system, medical staff is able to monitor these patients while attending to other responsibilities.

We recognize how important these systems are within hospitals, nursing homes, and senior living homes. Our team will work with you to make sure your system stays intact.

Senior Living Facility Fire Door Inspections

Fire door inspections are the first step toward fire door compliance. Fire doors must be tested and inspected on an annual basis. A ruling of non-compliance could have tragic consequences.

In order to protect against the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out of senior living facilities, the facility manager(s) needs to implement preventative maintenance and fire door inspection programs in accordance with local and national standards. Fire door failures in an emergency can happen due to lack of maintenance, physical damage to the door, the closure, guides, tracks, or by obstacles blocking the fire door. Each of these put employees and customers at risk in case of a fire emergency.

Advanced Door Service for Professional Automatic Door Service

Senior living facility commercial doors are designed to last for many years. Any building manager wants to increase the lifespan of their investment and avoid major commercial door repair and costly replacements. Regular preventative maintenance will keep your employees and visitors safe and ensures that your automatic doors work efficiently. For more information, visit for an automatic door solution or a preventative maintenance program for your facility.

For more information, visit for an automatic door solution or a preventative maintenance program for your facility