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Bathroom Renovations: Safe, Secure and Stylish

(ARA) – From slippery surfaces to cluttered collections of products, it's not a surprise that bathrooms are notorious for being the most accident-prone room in a house. For aging adults, using the bathroom shouldn't be a hazard. With the right renovations and some simple changes, you can create a bathroom that is safe and comfortable for everyone.

  • Get the Right Rugs 
    Bath mats help collect dripping water near the tub or shower and provide comfort and safety from slippery, cold floors. But unless you have a mat with a nonskid bottom, you're only adding to the danger. Tripping on rugs is just as bad as slipping on water, so make sure you have a mat next to the shower and toilet that has a secure backing so it doesn't slip.
  • Cut the Clutter 
    Shampoo, soap, lotion, makeup -- the list of products we use daily in the bathroom is tremendous, but that doesn't mean it needs to be cluttered. Use easy-to-access shelves to hold things like toothpaste, deodorant, combs and other items you use each day. In the shower, there are many options that can be quickly installed to hold soap and shampoo. This organization will eliminate the chance that these items will be knocked down and cause someone to trip and fall. Plus it's a lot more sanitary.
  • An Accessible Commode 
    Accessing the toilet can be more difficult with age. If there is a problem for you or someone you live with, a simple handrail by the toilet can be used to hold and pull on if assistance is required. If that isn't enough, consider getting a handicap accessible toilet. The seat on these is often higher and easier to use.
  • Get a Safer Tub 
    Aging adults might find it difficult to get in and out of their bathtub due to its design, but they still desire the independence of bathing along with the relaxing health benefits it provides. A popular renovation is to replace the old tub with a new walk-in tub.

Premier Bathrooms, the world leader in walk-in bathtubs, offers a variety of models from the conventional bathtub to deeper versions that are more like hot tubs. Walk-in tubs feature a door so that you don't have to lower yourself in and out while bathing. Simply walk in, shut the water-tight door, sit in the contoured seat, fill up and enjoy. When you're done, drain the tub and exit in comfort.

Mrs. Rugby decided to install a walk-in bath for her husband. Her story is similar to many seniors whose spouses require additional assistance. "Having to give my husband 24 hour care, I was finding it difficult to bathe him. We have had a walk-in bath installed, what a difference it has made. I enjoy more freedom; my husband loves his new bath. He was asked 'if you had to leave your house and only take one item what would it be?' He answered straight away his bath."

Whether you and your spouse are aging and you want to remain independent in your home, or you have parents that are living with you and you'd like to help them live more comfortably and safely, consider these bathroom renovations and changes.

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