The National Institute on Aging reports that 80 percent of falls suffered by those 65 and older occur in the bathroom. If you or a loved one are part of this demographic, spend some time during January’s Bathroom Safety Month to determine what you need to do to make your bathroom safer.
You can do a few simple things to prevent falls in the bathroom, including using a non-slip bath mat and installing grab bars. However, if you are serious about bathroom safety, contact Woodbridge Shower & Bath to discuss installing a walk-in shower.
How to Keep Yourself Safe in the Shower
Old-style bathtub-shower combinations are dangerous for older adults and those with mobility issues. Installing a walk-in shower will make your bathroom more functional and comfortable.
Woodbridge Shower & Bath offers a wide variety of options, and our designers can visit your home to find the perfect bathing solution for you. Such options may include a new shower enclosure with doors, a tub-to-shower conversion, or increasing the size of your current shower to accommodate built-in seats.
You’ll love your new, easy-to-clean walk-in shower. And if you hire Woodbridge’s certified shower installation professionals for the job, your project can be completed in a few days.
Walk-In Tubs Can Improve Your Life
You’ll love being able to soak in your new walk-in tub. These products were designed for people with mobility issues who struggle to stand in a typical shower or enter and exit a regular tub. Walk-in tubs have a chair-height seat, a low-entry threshold, grab bars, non-slip surfaces, and anti-scald devices.
While many install walk-in tubs for reasons of bathroom safety and accessibility, there are many health benefits of a good soak. For example, warm water therapy helps alleviate pain, improve cardiovascular health, lower blood sugar levels, and help relieve stress and anxiety. However, please talk with your doctor before using this form of therapy to treat any of your conditions.
Don’t Wait to Make Your Bathroom Safer
Unfortunately, some homeowners wait until something terrible happens to make their bathrooms more accommodating to those with mobility issues. Not only are people more likely to be injured using bathtub-shower combinations, but those with outdated bathrooms may be forced to spend time at rehab facilities following injuries if they don’t have a safe space at home for bathing.
If you are considering updating your bathroom to replace your hard-to-clean tub or shower with a newer model, why not select an option that will make your bathroom a safer spot to age in place?
Woodbridge Shower & Bath Is Ready to Help You Age in Place
Woodbridge Shower & Bath is a customer-focused bathroom remodeling company in Dallas. This means that we will find the perfect solution for you. Check out our customer reviews – we are proud of them! And we may be able to complete your bathroom project in as little as one or two days.
Start the bathroom remodeling process by scheduling an in-home consultation with one of our designers. Use our handy online scheduling tool, or give us a call.