Making Your Bathroom Handicap Accessible For Aging In Place
Aging in place is a relatively new term, however it is becoming something increasingly talked about. As people choose to stay in home longer, versus going into an assisted living or a nursing home; making home modifications becomes a priority. Safety is the number one factor, but you will also want to consider current and future lifestyle, design preferences, mobility, and functionality. The bathroom is typically one of the rooms that need an update. It is a good idea to make a list and stage your aging in place home modifications accordingly to your needs over the years. You will want to think about the potential risks and your mobility challenges. Is a caretaker needed? Can you step up into a walk in tub? These are a few of the variables to be thinking about. Walk in baths and walk in showers for seniors come in numerous sizes and can be customized based on your unique needs.
Making Sure Pathways Are Clear
You do not want a lose rug causing an accident. It is important to make sure you have room to get through the bathroom safely. Certain rugs slip easier than others. If you place a rug in front of your bathtub, make certain it’s not one that moves easily. Having obstructions in the bathroom can create a real problem. Especially for those with mobility restrictions. A small bump on the floor can create a real challenge for someone using a walker. Make sure to have low profile thresholds to smooth transitions on the flooring area. This may help make it easier to get in and out of the bathroom. With clear pathways it is ideal to install a safety grab bar at the entry of your hydrotherapy walk in tub or handicapped shower. Don’t hold back on grab bars, they can really help stabilize in all areas of the home.
Placement of Safety Grab Bars
Safety grab bars are a great way to give yourself extra confidence when in the bathroom. They work well at helping get in and out of the bath or shower. But also, might help having them by the door, sink, toilet and anywhere else to minimize the risk of falling. Seniors and falling is no joke. While there is no perfectly safe bathroom. You can do things to help minimize risk. So, it may be a good idea to put safety grab bars all over your home. Better safe than sorry, so goes the adage. You never know when you might need one.
Designer Walk In Showers Designed For All Ages
Safety isn’t just something for the elderly and disabled. Safe bathing is something everyone should pay attention to. Aging Safely Baths offers several walk in showers that are modern looking and can be customized based on your desired décor and style. You can customize your own colors, shower wall and pan size, add a real tile back splash’s and if you want even add a seat. While some walk in shower companies charge $20,000+ for a custom shower, you won’t pay anything near that at Aging Safely Baths. You get everyday low prices on premium quality walk in tubs and handicap showers.
Soak in a Hydrotherapy Massage Walk in Bathtub
Some people just want to soak in some warm water. Add some hydrotherapy jets and massage your whole body anytime you want. Whether you choose a walk in tub or handicap shower stall, taking a bath or shower safely is most important. You should always consider current and future mobility restrictions. Furthermore, the height in which the bather can step into the bathing unit, and the seat height is vital. Some bathers need to sit up higher when bathing. It helps them get up and out easier when they are finished. Aging Safely has several low step in tubs designed with safety in mind. There are also several wheelchair accessible bathtubs that can be used in conjunction with a lift system. Being able to soak in water feels great and many enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy. No matter which bathing solution is right for you, always put bathroom safety first. Call toll free 1-888-779-2284(BATH) for a free no obligation price quote and consultation. Or click here and we will be in touch soon. Ask about walk in bathtubs for seniors with unbeatable lifetime warranties.