Bathroom Home Accessibility Renovations

Living in the family home for decades certainly feels comfortable, but the charm can disappear rather quickly without proper accessibility features to maintain the owner’s independence and dignity in the restroom. Avoiding slips and falls is paramount, but a bathroom should still reflect your personal style while remaining functional. We can help you visualize the design options and layout of your space, then manage the entire renovation lifecycle.

Stability, safety and ease of movement in the bathroom come in the form of:
  • Curbless showers
  • Walk-in bathtubs
  • Taller toilets
  • Adjustable-height showerheads
  • Grab bars
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Roll-under vanities
  • Side-by-side refrigerator & freezer
  • Fixture height adjustments
  • Brighter light fixtures

Questions about Bathroom Renovations?

The bathroom renovation experts at Careage Home and Health are on call to answer your questions questions you have about bathroom renovation. We can help create you a customized plan of care that is right for you.

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Common Questions About Kitchen Renovations

There are standard recommendations when upgrading appliances, flooring, counters and lighting in kitchen design. The individual needs of the person also need to be considered, including their grip strength and their height. Slight adjustments may need to be made to the recommended heights to suit the needs of your family member who needs an accessible kitchen.

Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Walk-in tubs are one of the best bathtubs for seniors, given the many safety features they include. Most walk-in tubs include safety bars/railings, seating, and non-slip floors. All walk-in bathtubs are lower to the ground, which makes entering and exiting the tub a breeze that requires little effort.Make sure to browse different tub options to get the best deal and the most features. Some walk-in tubs may not include other features such as a fixed showerhead, handheld showerhead with adjustable settings, or whirlpool jets (for relaxation). When shopping for a walk-in tub or shower, be sure to consider these features before purchasing the tub.
Install a senior-friendly toilet, (usually called chair-height toilets) which will give the senior freedom to raise and lower their body weight with minimal effort. A special lift chair is also available to assist in the lifting and lowering of an individual.
If you’re on a budget, carpeted bath rugs or bath mats with a non-skid feature work wonderfully for preventing slips. Bath mats are less expensive than replacing the flooring which makes them an obvious choice for pennies on the dollar.
Making small adjustments such as lowering the sink or toilet can make a substantial difference in a senior’s comfort level within their bathroom. Just remember, if the senior uses a wheelchair, you’ll want to make sure to include enough knee clearance so they can comfortably get to and from the sink.
Install grab bars throughout the bathroom where they are needed most. Place a handrail next to the toilet, bathtub, or shower. Basically, install grab bars wherever a senior would need additional leverage to pull themselves up. Another interesting feature that could be of great use to a senior is a telephone line or alert system in the bathroom, just in case. Having an available resource to contact people for help, when in need, could prevent serious injuries in the bathroom.
Seniors typically have impaired vision, so replacing the light fixtures will eliminate shadows and unnecessary prevent bumps and bruises. One other great idea for brightening a bathroom is a vanity mirror. Now that you have some ideas to get started in the bathroom, consider what other options you might need throughout the home such as widened doorways or wheelchair ramps. Although most accidents do occur in the bathroom, you’ll want to make home accessibility modifications throughout the rest of the home as well. Careage Home and Health Inc can assist you with all of your bathroom remodeling or home accessibility needs in Vancouver and beyond. Just give us a call at 1-604-998-8879 for a free consultation when you’re ready to discuss your options. We can assist you with anything to make your home more handicap-ready or senior-friendly – no matter how big or small.

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