Bathrooms are spaces for self-hygiene and relaxation. They’re also normally designed to require a great deal of mobility, which can be difficult if you or a senior family member has mobility issues. The shower or tub area can get slippery, exposing you or your family to potential injuries.
Investing in bathroom features that help promote safety and accessibility is worth considering to ensure better comfort and convenience.
This is an inexpensive yet essential component in any accessible bathroom space. You can place them near the tub and shower areas to prevent users from slipping on the slick tile. These can be used to cover the entire bathroom floor as well for added safety. Be sure to check them occasionally as they can lose their grip over time. Make sure to replace them when they look a bit flaky.
Whether you’re showering or using the bathtub, it should provide comfort and safety as you wind down and wash the daily stress away. If you’re upgrading to our KOHLER® LuxStone® shower system, consider adding bath seating to allow your elderly loved ones to sit safe and secure while they use it. They come in different styles and features so it won’t be difficult to find one that meets their needs and preferences.
Grab and Assist Bars
If you find yourself or your aging loved ones struggling to sit and stand while they use the toilet, we recommend adding grab bars around it. This helps provide better ease of use when using the toilet since they’re meant to hold a person’s weight, preventing unwanted injuries. Meanwhile, you can place assist bars on the shower and tub areas to safely aid the user in leverage and balance while they enter and exit.
Designing a safe and accessible bathroom requires a professional who has the right training and experience for the job. Call Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island today at (631) 201-4299 to request a quote! You can also complete our convenient online contact form to get in touch with us.