The majority of accidents in any home happen in the bathroom. The combination of water, tight spaces, step-ups, etc. can lead to slips and falls, which then lead to long-term problems. Bathroom safety can be massively improved with a number of small and larger changes.
As well, many small changes can make the bathroom a more comfortable and accessible place for the home owner and care giver. Comfort and autonomy are the two most important requirements from seniors (and anyone else really) and we try to ensure all our changes address these points. Here are some of the various ways we can make your bathroom safer and more comfortable.
Lighting. Ranging from stylish night lights to hallway path lighting and even lit up toilet seats that don’t hamper night vision, we provide a range of items that can ensure easy and safe bathroom access at night.
Grab bars and handrails. Professionally installed. Not only for seniors, every bathroom should have at least one grab bar for getting in and out of showers/tubs as well as solid handrails for moving around the area. Water causes slips and falls and one of the easiest ways to avoid these is to have solid, beautiful, handrails and grab bars.
Non-Slip Bath Strips. These come in a range of styles and designs and are both easily and cheaply applied. One of the more affordable and stylish changes to your bath area that really help to avoid slips.
Hand held showers heads. These make it much easier for seniors and those having problems getting at hard to reach places. They can be used standing or sitting down, are easy to install and are one of the first steps in making the shower are more accessible.
Bidet Toilet Seats. Ranging from inexpensive, cold water attachments to more expensive, warm water, electronic fixtures. A bidet toilet seat provides comfort and perhaps most importantly, autonomy to someone having difficulty reaching under their buttocks to get a good cleaning. Many even come with built-in night lights for added safety and ease in the middle of the night.
Raised toilet seats. These have been around for a long time and are much more attractive than in the old days. You can replace the entire seat completely, attach to the current seat or even add framing around the outside of the seat for extra support. Simple and highly effective for increasing autonomy in the bathroom.