Taking a shower should be a warm, soothing experience. But climbing over the tall wall of a tub can be stressful. If you consider that bathrooms are the most dangerous room in the average house, a new shower, or replacing a bathtub with a shower, could help you be happier at home . Choosing a shower does not need to be hard, and an accessible shower can empower you on your journey as you age in place.
Taking a bath should be a warm, soothing experience. However, considering that bathrooms are the most dangerous room in the average house, remodeling your bathroom can feel overwhelming. If it is your first time choosing between an accessible bathtub or shower, let us suggest a few questions to take some of the stress away.
You may remember from our previous article that the bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the average home. Over the course of our lifetime, we spend more time using our toilets and sinks than almost any other spaces at home . This is why it’s important to modify your bathroom as you age in place, so your time in the bathroom is comfortable and well-spent. Here are some things to ask before you get to work.
What would you say is the most dangerous room in your home? Your kitchen? Your tool shed? You may be surprised to know that most dangerous household falls happen in bathrooms. Maybe you remember from our previous article that deaths from falls are a growing household danger for the senior population, so there is an urgent need to prevent falls in your bathroom and other places.
Grab bars are an excellent solution for your bathroom, and you may be surprised to know they can be installed elsewhere. Let’s look at some of the questions to ask as you look into grab bars.
As we saw in our previous article, the most dangerous household falls happen in bathrooms, and one in three adults has trouble entering and exiting the bathtub. Research studies have shown that bathroom modifications allow seniors to bathe more independently.
Let's start our blog series about bathroom modifications by answering some questions you may have about modifying your conventional shower or tub to meet your needs. Let’s jump in (pun intended) !