“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns
As we age, some things become harder: mobility, vision, etc. That is just an inevitability. But it doesn’t mean you have to accept these new limitations. You can keep your independence and dignity intact with a few simple home improvement projects, starting with Bathroom Remodeling.
According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 235,000 people seek medical attention annually as a result of bathroom related injuries.
Tips for a Senior Friendly Bathroom
According to the CDC, one out of three seniors age 65 and older falls every year. And one of the primary tripping hazards in most homes is the bathtub. With high sides and slippery surfaces, bathtubs present a very real risk for seniors. To combat these issues, consider adding a walk-in shower or tub with a shower seat. All walk-in bathtubs are lower to the ground, which makes entering and exiting a breeze.
Adding Grab Bars
“[Seniors can] make their homes safer by reducing tripping hazards, adding grab bars inside and outside the tub or shower and next to the toilet, adding railings on both sides of stairways, and improving the lighting in their homes.” (CDC.gov, 12/30/14)
Install a senior-friendly toilet, also called a chair-height toilet, will allow seniors the freedom to raise and lower their body weight with minimal effort.
If confined to a wheelchair, it is important to ensure the bathroom sink is not only at a proper height, but there is sufficient knee clearance below.
Seniors typically have impaired vision. This is why it is important to have sufficient lighting to eliminate shadows and improve visability.
Interested in a Senior Friendly Bathroom? Call Albaugh & Sons!
Albaugh & Sons is a Home Improvement contractor located in Frederick, Maryland, specializing in bathroom, basement, and kitchen remodeling. We can handle everything from obtaining the permits to scheduling your final inspection. We pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure that every aspect of your remodel is exactly how you imagined it.
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If you are looking for a Senior Friendly bathroom or a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor in Frederick, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379 or fill out the contact form found on our website. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.