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Adapted Bathrooms For The Elderly
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Adapted Bathroom For The Elderly

Looking For An Adapted Bathroom For The Elderly?

Solent Bathrooms specialises in the installation of both standard and adapted bathrooms for the elderly.  Young or old, we have cost effective designs and solution that will enhance your home and help improve your quality of life.  You can view an information article below that details the key features of an adapted bathroom for the elderly. Alternatively, visit our home page for more information and details on how to receive a free no obligation quote.

Adapted Bathroom Elderly - Example
Adapted Bathroom Elderly - Example

Adapted Bathroom For The Elderly - Article

What Are The Key Features Of An Adapted Bathroom For The Elderly?

An adapted bathroom for the elderly typically includes features aimed at enhancing safety, accessibility, and convenience. Here are some key features:

 

Grab Bars:

Install sturdy grab bars near the toilet, shower, and bathtub to provide support and stability for seniors while sitting down, standing up, or maneuvering in the bathroom.

 

Non-Slip Flooring:

Use non-slip flooring materials to reduce the risk of slips and falls, especially in wet areas like the shower or bathtub. This could include textured tiles or non-slip mats.

 

Walk-in Shower or Tub:

Replace traditional tubs with walk-in showers or tubs equipped with low thresholds for easier access. These may also include seating options for added comfort and safety.

 

Handheld Showerhead:

Install a handheld showerhead with adjustable height settings to accommodate users of different heights and mobility levels. This allows for greater flexibility and ease of use while bathing.

 

Raised Toilet Seat:

Consider installing a raised toilet seat to make it easier for seniors to sit down and stand up from the toilet. This can help reduce strain on joints and muscles.

 

Accessible Sink:

Ensure that the sink is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs or mobility aids by leaving ample space underneath and providing lever-style or touchless faucets for easier operation.

 

Easy-to-Reach Storage:

Opt for storage solutions such as open shelving or low cabinets that are easily reachable from a seated or standing position. This allows seniors to access toiletries and other necessities without straining or bending too much.

 

Good Lighting:

Ensure that the bathroom is well-lit with bright, even lighting to minimise shadows and improve visibility, which can help prevent accidents and make tasks easier to perform.

 

Emergency Call System:

Consider installing an emergency call system or alert device within reach in case assistance is needed urgently, providing peace of mind for both seniors and caregivers.

 

Doorway Widening:

If necessary, widen doorways to accommodate mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walkers, ensuring easier access to the bathroom.

 

Anti-Scald Devices:

Install anti-scald devices on faucets to prevent water temperature from reaching dangerously high levels, reducing the risk of burns.

 

Accessible Controls:

Ensure that all controls, such as light switches, faucets, and shower controls, are easily reachable and operable for individuals with limited mobility or dexterity.

 

By incorporating these features, an adapted bathroom can help seniors maintain their independence and safety while performing daily activities with greater ease and comfort.

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