Creating a Beautiful Bathroom for Seniors
As your local home remodeling experts, we pride ourselves on creating functional and beautiful bathrooms for every member of the family. Seniors, in particular, face safety risks in the bathroom, especially if they plan to age in place. We specialize in helping local homeowners create a safer bathroom for seniors, offering a variety of different services.
No matter your goals for your bathroom remodel, we are here to answer your questions and help develop a renovation plan that fits within your budget. If you’d like to learn more about the updates we can make to your bathroom, please call us at 734-259-4374 or contact us online to chat with our experts.
Bathroom for Seniors
Whether you’re currently experiencing mobility issues or you’re planning ahead and want to be prepared when you get older, we’re here to help you identify safety risks in your bathroom and the best ways to address them. As a result, you’ll feel more comfortable knowing you can maintain your independence as you age. With events like National Bath Safety Month, we hope you see the impact your bathrooms safety can have.
Bathroom Safety Risks for Seniors
Before you plan your safe bathroom remodel, it’s important to understand the biggest safety risks to seniors in the bathroom. Here’s a closer look at some of these hazards:
- Tripping in the tub or shower area: Most bathtubs and showers have a threshold to climb over. As you get older, you might find that it’s harder to raise your leg over the threshold, putting you at risk of tripping and falling.
- Lack of lighting: Inadequate lighting in the bathroom can make it harder for seniors to navigate the room, especially in the middle of the night.
- Hard-to-use shower head: If you need to sit down while you shower or bathe, it can be hard to stay safe without an easy-to-use handheld shower head.
- Wet surfaces: When the floor outside your tub or shower gets wet, it’s a dangerous slipping risk.
The Best Safety Updates to Make in Your Bathroom
To help prevent these safety risks, there are a few important updates we can make to your bathing area. In most cases, seniors choose to install one of the following options:
Walk-in shower: We proudly install Jacuzzi® walk-in showers, which come with low-threshold options like 2” shower pans and barrier-free entries. These showers are also made from easy-to-clean acrylic, which makes cleaning tasks easier for those with mobility restrictions.
Walk-in tub: Another option is to install a walk-in tub. We install Rane Bathing Systems, which provide the ultimate balance of safety and luxury. These walk-in tubs have a comfortable seat and secure entry door, so you don’t have to worry about slipping and falling. They also have a handheld shower head and premium hydrotherapy jets to help you feel your best.
Safety Accessories to Add to Your Bathtub or Shower
Another important part of creating a safe bathroom for seniors is incorporating safety accessories in your tub and shower area. Consider having us install any (or all!) of these accessories so you can stay safe in your bathroom.
- Shower seats: We offer stylish fold-down seating options in our walk-in showers so you can have a comfortable place to rest while you bathe.
- Grab bars: These sturdy bars can be placed in your bathtub or shower area to give you extra stability as you climb in and out.
- Built-in shelving: By including built-in storage in your walk-in shower, you can keep your bathing products off the floor to prevent tripping.
- Slip-resistant flooring: Choose textured flooring for your tub or shower to prevent dangerous falls.
Why Choose Atlas Home Improvement?
When you need to make your bathroom safer, don’t just trust any contractor for the job. Instead, choose an experienced bathroom remodeler who knows how to improve your bathroom’s safety for the right price.
When you hire us for your remodel, we’ll prioritize your needs every step of the way so you get an updated bathroom that perfectly suits your family.
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FAQs About Bathrooms for Seniors
When is the best time to remodel my bathroom to be safer?
We recommend scheduling your safer bathroom remodel before you start experiencing major mobility restrictions. By proactively updating your space, you can prevent dangerous injuries.
Is there anything I should remove from my bathroom for seniors?
Yes, as a good rule of thumb, you should remove loose bath mats from the floor of your bathroom, as they can cause falls. You should also keep corded items stored away when not in use, as they’re a tripping hazard.