3 Important Senior Friendly Bathroom Renovations

For those who are elderly or have mobility issues, bathrooms can be downright dangerous and difficult to use. A senior friendly bathroom renovation can help make a bathroom much safer and easier to use by reducing the potential to slip and fall. There are many great products out there that can be utilized to ensure that a bathroom is senior friendly.

  • Here are some important improvements that you can include in a bathroom renovation to help ensure that seniors can safely use the bathroom.

Bathtub To Shower Conversion

The most dangerous time for a senior or someone with a mobility impairment is the time that they're getting into or out of the bathtub. This can be very challenging especially if they can't lift their legs. Add a slippery tub to this equation and you have a recipe for a disaster just waiting.

Converting the traditional bathtub/shower to a walk-in shower stall is much safer and far easier for those with mobility issues and seniors. In the planning stages of the renovation for the bathroom, you can determine the exact style and size of the shower. If you have an oddly shaped area you may wish to have your new shower custom designed in order to accommodate a wheelchair or walker or another device that is required. Shower seats can also be installed so that the person can shower sitting down.

There are a great variety of options available and when it comes to these options, Heilman's Renovations have some great suggestions to help you decide which will work best for you and your loved ones. You may also wish to install some grab bars. You can also have a walk in bathtub installed. These bathtubs are equipped with built-in seats and no curbs to trip over.

Higher Toilets

Toilet seats that are a few inches higher can make a huge difference for seniors and those who are mobility impaired in the Northwest Vancouver area. They're easier to sit down and get up from and will make a huge difference. You may also want to consider grab bars or handles to further assist your loved one.

Lever Handles On Faucets

It can be more challenging to turn faucets on and off if you have arthritis. A faucet lever is far easier to use than a knob. Your loved one can use these on their own without assistance. There are also foot operated faucets that are easier to use as well.

Bathroom Renovations In North Vancouver

High-quality products will help ensure that your loved one is safe and secure when stepping into and out of the shower in your bathroom. By combining the proper style bathtub or shower with the proper seating and grip handles your loved one will be safe when he or she needs a shower or to use the bathroom.