How to Remodel a Bathroom So It’s Senior-Friendly

Whether you’re advancing in years or you have a family member who is, there are a few things that you can do to remodel a bathroom. You want to make sure that everything is easily accessible and there is support when and where it is needed.

 

Support Bars
You can buy various support bars and install them throughout the bathroom. This prevents a slip and fall, which is especially common on tile floors. When there is a support bar to hold onto, it makes it easier to walk around the bathroom. When mobility is an issue, it can also make it easier to get on and off the toilet.

 

Walk-in Tub
Many people with bad knees and hips find it difficult to step over the edge of the bathtub. However, there is no need to get rid of the tub altogether. This is a mistake that many people make. Instead of getting a shower installed, you can explore Boca walk-in tubs. The benefit to these is that there is a door on the tub that can open, allowing you to walk inside. It then closes and forms a seal so that you can fill up the tub and enjoy a soak.

 

Improve the Lighting
Many accidents occur because of insufficient lighting. Be sure that there is plenty of light in the bathroom. You may also want to get a sensor so that the light comes on automatically upon entering the room. This can save the frustration of searching for a light, especially in the middle of the night.

 

Grippy Surfaces
You will also want to look at redoing the flooring of the bathroom so that it has a grippier surface. This will make it less likely for anyone to fall on the floor, especially if it becomes wet.

By taking the time to remodel a bit, it will be friendly for seniors as well as anyone who may have some mobility issues.