Aging in Place Bathroom Remodeling
Bathrooms are difficult to navigate by themselves without the added encumbrances of a wheelchair or walker. Bathroom remodeling for seniors goes a long way to helping a fully-capable senior live in their own home as long as they can. They need minimal help, but with the right modifications to their home, they can continue to be as independent as possible.
At Express Kitchens & Baths, we go into each bathroom remodeling project with an open mind. We look at adjacent rooms to see if we can create more space using those rooms. We look at other options in the event that removing walls isn’t an option. Our overall goal is to remodel the bathroom so it will serve you for years to come.
Ideas For Aging in Place Bathroom Remodeling
Toilets: The best toilet for senior citizens is one that will suit their needs at any time, even if they become wheelchair bound. A wheelchair-height toilet is ideal, and one with a broad seat helps with balance issues, making it even easier to access. The flush handle should be easily accessible or modifiable in case it becomes difficult to reach.
Showers: Frameless showers are ideal because they remove the risk of tripping over a curb, frame, or rail. The ideal shower has a bench or other type of seating area near the shower head. Shower curtains should be hanged on a bar that allows ease of movement.
Shower Heads: The best shower head for seniors is one with a hose. The ability to pull the shower head from the wall and use the handheld part to complete a shower makes it much easier and more convenient.
Cabinets: All cabinets must be moved lower in order to be more accessible from a wheelchair. Not all seniors are in a wheelchair, and many will never need one. Either way, most cabinets must be modified to accommodate weakened muscles and shorter frames.
Sinks: Vanities must be lowered for seniors who are wheelchair bound. Ease of access is the number-one key to remodeling a bathroom for a senior. The cabinet area beneath most vanity sinks must be removed or heavily modified to accommodate a senior who is dependent on a wheelchair or walker.
Other Customizations: We understand that not all independent senior citizens have the same needs. True customization depends entirely on your individual needs. We will work with you as long as required to transform your home into the safe haven you deserve.
Bathroom Remodeling for Seniors
Living in place is something many people strive for; the ability to live in one’s own home and maintain independence as we age is a true blessing. We would like the opportunity to work with you to make sure your home is safe enough to serve you well throughout your senior years. Call Express today to discuss your options and request a free consultation.
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