The Top 3 Ways to Improve Bathroom Safety
Are you trying to make a bathroom safer for a loved one? Or, perhaps you’re planning to age in place and want to plan accordingly during your bathroom remodel. Either way, there are several things that you can do to enhance bathroom safety and accessibility, and BathWraps is sharing some of our top bathroom ideas for seniors:
Opt for a Low-Threshold or No-Threshold Shower
Having a low- or no-threshold shower installed is perhaps the best way to improve bathroom safety. Seniors or homeowners with limited mobility often find navigating a cramped bathroom challenging, especially if that small bathroom features a high-threshold tub or shower system that’s difficult and potentially dangerous to climb over. Walk-in showers and tub-to-shower conversions can minimize or eliminate that barrier entirely, making it a breeze to enter and exit the shower.
Install Bathroom Accessories
While installing bathroom safety products in your new low-threshold shower is the best way to improve accessibility, you can opt to invest in these accessories during any stage of your bathroom remodel. These bathroom safety products are designed to make bathing or showering more comfortable and easier. At BathWraps, you’ll have several options to choose from, including:
- Built-in seating
- Grab bars and shower handles
- Anti-slip flooring
- Foot pedestals
Whichever bathroom safety accessory you choose, make sure that it’s installed securely by someone who knows what they’re doing. These experts will also ensure that your new accessory is installed at a comfortable height, maximizing its potential.
Keep It Dry
Wet, slippery bathroom floors pose a huge risk to seniors and other individuals who are prone to falling. Quick-drain tubs can help by draining water as fast as possible, making it safe to climb out of the shower or tub without having to wait for it to drain. Beyond installing a quick-drain tub, make sure to keep the bathing area clean and as dry as possible to prevent the buildup of slippery soap scum.
BathWraps Can Help
At BathWraps, we take bathroom safety seriously. We offer a variety of low- and no-threshold showers that you’ll love—thanks to their customization options and luxurious designs—in addition to a wide selection of bathroom safety accessories. Contact us today to learn more; we’ll even help you find an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.