Believe it or not, bathrooms can be extremely difficult to navigate. For a regular person, it can be annoying going into a small space with twists and turns, but for seniors, it can be impossible. That’s why remodeling a bathroom is a good way to give seniors more comfort and independence. There are products on the market that seniors will especially enjoy for their bathroom. Take a look at some of them.
Lever faucets eliminate the need to twist and turn knobs in order to receive water. Seniors sometimes have a difficult time twisting and turning knobs, so this is a great solution for that. There are plenty of styles options available; you can even opt for a foot-operated faucet.
Grab Bars and Rails
These easy to install fixtures give seniors additional support for maneuvering around the bathroom. Install them in the shower, the bathtub, and near the toilets to make them the most effective. They’re cost-effective and can be installed by you or a professional.
The average height of a toilet without a toilet seat is around 14 and a half inches. A lot of people have to bend their knees or squat to be able to reach it. For seniors, this might be a bit more difficult. That’s why raising the height of your toilet by as little as three inches can make all the difference. You can do this by either buying a thick toilet seat or replacing your old toilet with a “Comfort Height” toilet.
Curbless Showers and Walk-in Tubs
If seniors have a shower or tub that requires them to lift their leg to get into, that can not only be an inconvenience but also dangerous. If your senior frequently take showers (instead of baths), consider having a curbless shower installed. If your senior takes more baths than showers, a walk-in tub is a good option. Including either of these products with your bathroom remodel will make the life of your senior and their caregiver that much easier.
We Have the MD Bathroom Mobility Products You Need
Whether you’re looking to remodel your home to fit your senior’s needs or want to buy mobility equipment for your senior, Freedom Mobility can help. Our goal is to keep people moving and that’s why we equip our showroom with a wide variety of mobility solutions as well as connect you with the people you need to create senior-friendly living spaces. Call us or contact us for more information.