Bathroom Ideas for the Elderly & Handicapped
Your bathroom should work for you—not present challenges that make it difficult to safely perform routine tasks. If you or a loved one is elderly or handicapped and searching for ideas to make a bathroom safer, consider implementing universal design principles. Universal design incorporates elements that enhance accessibility and safety for people of all ages and physical capabilities. For a bathroom, these elements may include:
- Non-slip flooring
- Ample lighting
- Easy-to-reach storage, water controls, and light switches
- A counter or vanity with open space beneath to accommodate seated individuals
- Grab bars
- A wide doorway
- A 16-inch tall toilet (as opposed to the standard 14 or 15 inches)
- A walk-in tub or a roll-in (no-threshold) shower
Safer Bathing Solutions From BathWraps
BathWraps is pleased to offer low-threshold and roll-in showers that are a safer and more practical alternative to traditional baths with high tub walls. Our products are made right here in the United States from premium nonporous acrylic and are installed by factory-trained and –certified professionals in as little as one day. They’re also surprisingly affordable and can be customized down to the last detail, including sturdy seating, grab bars, soap caddies, and much more.
To discover more about our bathroom remodel solutions for seniors and how we can make a bathroom makeover more affordable, contact BathWraps today. One of our friendly professionals can answer any questions you may have and direct you to an authorized BathWraps dealer in your area.