Bathroom Options to Assist Aging at Home

March 23, 2018

The majority of slip-and-fall accidents with seniors happen in the bathroom. For this reason, this is one of the main focus areas when preparing a home for someone to age-in-place. Here are some of the available bathroom options to assist folks aging at home:

Handrails and Grab Bars

One of the best ways to ensure safety in the bathroom is to increase touch-points for stability. In other words, installing a multitude of grab bars. Grab bars can help to make standing up and sitting down much easier at the toilet as well as in the bath. They are also ways to have your acrylic fitted shower come with a grab bar built in to the shower itself.

No matter where you install your grab bars, this should be one of your first considerations when helping someone age in their own home.

barrier-free standing shower with ramp

Easy-Access Showers

Whether it’s a tub-to-shower conversion, a curbless shower, or something similar, an easy access shower is a great to improve mobility. Easy access showers not only improve bathroom safety, but also improve the look and re-sale value of your home in the process.

Walk-in and Sit Down Bathtubs

If your loved one is more interested in taking a bath, the walk-in bathtub is an ideal solution. It allows the user to safely enter the tub through a door in the side which, once closed, provides a waterproof seal. Additionally, once inside the tub, there is expansive and comfortable seating to make it easier to get in and out of the tub.

High Comfort Toilets

Standing and sitting can be a difficult task for someone with limited mobility. By replacing toilets in the home of someone looking to age-in-place you can eliminate this difficulty. High comfort toilets are taller than the average toilet making it much easier to stand up and sit down.

Different Flooring Options

The right bathroom flooring can reduce the risk of slips and falls. When floors get wet, they become slippery. Bath Doctor offers multiple flooring options for durability, safety, slip resistance, ease of maintenance, and warranty.

For assistance with aging in place options for the bathroom, get in touch with The Bath Doctor today. Here at The Bath Doctor we are the expert Baltimore bathroom remodeling company with a specialization in improving bathroom mobility.

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