For the elderly and people with mobility issues, the bathroom can be one of the most difficult and even dangerous rooms to use. An accessible bathroom renovation will make the bathroom easier to use and reduce the hazard of slipping and falling. Edmonton Bath Products offers products and installation services for accessible, senior-friendly bathrooms.
Here are some things you can include in your bathroom renovation to help seniors use the bathroom with ease:
Bathtub to Shower Conversion
Getting in and out of the bathtub can be a challenge. Sometimes even getting into the tub to have a shower can be difficult, especially if the individual has a hard time lifting their legs. Combine these challenges with a slippery tub and a dangerous accident is just waiting to happen!
Converting your traditional bathtub and shower to a walk-in shower is much safer and easier for a senior with mobility issues. During the planning stages of the bathroom renovation, you can decide on the size and style of your shower. Depending on the space you have to work with in the bathroom, the shower can be custom-made to be able to accommodate a wheel chair or other assitive device, and you can also install a shower seat so they can shower sitting down. There are many different options for a bathtub to shower conversion and Edmonton Bath Products has the supplies and accessories, like grab bars and shower seats, to create an accessible shower for your senior loved one. Learn more about how to install grab bars.
Another option would be a walk-in bathtub. These bathtubs also have a built-in seat and no curb.
Purchasing a toilet that is a few inches higher than a standard toilet can make a big difference for those who have a hard time sitting down and getting up. Ask a company that specializes in bathroom renovations in Edmonton about installing a higher toilet. You might also want to install grab bars and handles around the toilet to further assist.
Lever Handles on Faucets
Turning a knob can be difficult for someone with arthritis. Having a lever on the faucets and doors in the bathroom, rather than knobs, can make turning the taps on and off and opening the door much easier for a senior. There are many different faucets with lever handles to choose from. You can also find foot operated faucets. Ask the pros at Edmonton Bath Products about what is currently available on the market.
Bathroom Renovations in Edmonton
For 15 years Edmonton Bath Products has been providing Edmontonians with top of the line cast polymer panels, bathtubs and shower bases, in custom and standard sizes.
The BathPro division has been formed in order to provide a bathtub replacement system at an affordable price while still giving customers the same high quality workmanship and products the company is known for. BathPro replaces your existing bathtub with a new BathPro replacement system, or a BathPro tub to shower conversion. They only use the highest quality acrylic bathtubs and cast marble shower bases, tyvarian, cast marble, crystalline and solid white wall panels, faucets with lifetime warranties and deluxe frameless shower doors. Your safety is a top priority for the team at BathPro. They can install all the accessories you need to have a safe enjoyable bathing experience. BathPro-Bathtub Replacement Done Right.
Get started on your accessible bathroom renovation. Contact Edmonton Bath Products today!