If your loved one is getting advanced in years, then their needs and abilities are changing. As their mobility skills deteriorate, their house can transform itself from a home to a difficult and unmanageable place to live. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the ways remodeling your loved one’s bathroom can help them age in place.
Access to the Bathroom
Before we get into what you should do within the bathroom, we should address getting to the room itself. If possible, try to make sure there is a bathroom on every floor of the house. If this is not possible, then make sure the bathroom is easily accessed from the bedroom and other important focal points for your loved one. A stairlift is a helpful aid when your loved one needs to navigate stairs. If the bathroom is located on a different floor, a stairlift will ensure safe travel up or down the stairs. If your loved one is confined to a wheelchair or suffers from arthritic pain, a Doormatic may also prove helpful. The Doormatic is a device which opens doors automatically with a gentle push or pull. It is a highly flexible and inexpensive option for patients who struggle with opening or closing doors.
Customize Your Loved One’s Bathroom
Here at Freedom Mobility, we offer a wide variety of options for how we can customize your love one’s home to meet their changing mobility needs. We have specialists on our team who can directly address the problems associated with aging in place. In the event that we cannot handle the home modifications ourselves, we can put you in contact with the right contractors to get the job done. Here are some common ways to customize your bathroom for aging loved ones:
- Seamless showers that don’t require stepping over the curb of a bathtub.
- Accessories like a chair or shower-head holder can help a lot.
- Automatic soap dispensers are helpful for arthritic hands.
We have a lot of options in our showroom. You’ll just have to come by and check them out!
Call on Freedom Mobility for Help with Your Loved One’s Bathroom
Here at Freedom Mobility, we can help your loved one age in place with safety and confidence. We can help with most areas of Maryland bathroom remodeling for seniors. We aim to become an extension of your care team, so give us a call today and we’ll help get you moving again.