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Bathroom  /  July 24, 2023

Edgemont Handyman: The Benefits of a Senior-Friendly Bathroom

Senior citizen friendly bathroom

One of the most-used rooms in the home is the bathroom, but rarely do people think about how many injuries occur in this room each year. The bathroom is considered one of the most dangerous rooms in the home, largely due to the risk of falls. It’s estimated that 2 out of 5 accidents in the home occur in the bathroom. Many accidents are serious enough to require hospitalization. Reduce the risk of falls with home renovations for seniors in Edgemont. Here’s why you should consider adapting your bathroom.

1. Increases Independence

Even if you aren’t a senior, you may already be thinking about aging in place. Installing bathroom safety equipment now gives you a greater chance of living in your home during your golden years or if you were to injure yourself. The bathroom is probably the most private room you enter. No one wants to ask for more help than necessary, so grab bars and other safety equipment give you the most independence in the room where you want it the most. Ask a handyman in Edgemont how easy it is to make renovations for aging in place.

2. Reduces Fall Risk

For seniors and others with mobility issues, even when a bathroom floor is dry, many obstacles increase the risk of a fall. Add moisture to the floor and the risk of a fall increases. Grab bars at the entrance of a shower or bath and placed beside a toilet can help provide support when stepping over the edge of the tub or when sitting and standing up. Raise your toilet to a higher model to make it easier to stand up and sit down when using the commode.

Curbless showers or walk-in bathtubs prevent falls by allowing easy access to the shower. Making these renovations before you have problems stepping up and over the tub prevents falls and gives you confidence in washing yourself. Even if you need to use a wheelchair, you can still get in the shower on your own with a curbless shower. Our senior home repair experts can help you decide which option works best for you.

Increased lighting is another bathroom renovation that reduces the risk of falls for seniors. It also increases the value of your home. A well-lit room is always pleasing to the eye. When you renovate the lighting in your bathroom, choose LED lights that are eco-friendly and bright so anyone who uses the room has enough light to do their makeup, shave their face or take a bath with enough lighting to read their favourite book.

3. Peace of Mind

Bathroom safety equipment gives you and your family peace of mind. When a bathroom has been designed to reduce falls, everyone can feel better knowing that you are proactively taking care of yourself. Whether your family lives close or far, a safe bathroom gives them a sense of security. We can even suggest technology that increases your peace of mind.

Bathroom Renovations Increase the Value of Your Home

Making home renovations for seniors in Edgemont doesn’t benefit your current needs. When you do get ready to sell your home, the next family will appreciate the updates that make it easier for them. Our professionals can help you find and install the right equipment that fits your home’s aesthetics, your personal needs and your bathroom’s floor plan. Ask us about increasing the storage space or making other modifications that update your bathroom to make it greener and more efficient. These changes make your home more comfortable and safer, increasing its value now and in the future. Contact Handyman Connection to get started with a free estimate.

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