No one can defeat Father Time. With each passing year, each one of us gets a little less mobile. For older adults, using the bathroom or bathing can be made difficult without the proper equipment and accessories. If keeping your loved ones safe is a goal, you may consider a bathroom remodel.
Senior-friendly bathrooms are more popular and accessible than ever, and the Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services are here to help protect your loved ones. There are a couple of remodeling options available to help seniors be more independent in their own homes.
Step-Thru Tub Inserts and Roll-In Showers
Being able to step in and out of a bathtub may not be plausible for some elderly individuals. Bathtubs with higher clearance can increase the chances of falling and injuring oneself. Step-thru tub inserts help minimize that risk. These can be installed on almost any bathtub by simply cutting an opening in an existing tub or installing a custom one directly.
ADA-compliant accessories can be installed in the shower to make life easier. For those who cannot stand for long periods, a seat can be mounted to help them relax. ADA-approved grab bars make it easier to lift yourself from the seat and out of the shower while reducing the risk of falling.
For elderly loved ones confined to a wheelchair, roll-in showers are an option as well. This solution uses a surround on three sides and a non-slip floor for easy entry. This wheelchair-accessible unit creates an opportunity to gain independence and enjoy a hot shower.
Roanoke Plumbing Experts
Don’t let your loved ones spend another day worrying about taking a shower. If you are ready for a bathroom remodel to help the seniors in your life, call Southern Trust Home Services at (540) 343-4348 or contact us online.