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Safe Bathroom for Seniors in the Springfield MO Area
As you get older, how you use your bathroom will change, especially as your mobility changes. One of the best ways to maintain your independence as you age and feel safe in your home is to design a bathroom for seniors with the help of an aging-in-place specialist like our team here at Top Tier Kitchens & Baths.
If you’re ready to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services for seniors or you want to talk with our renovation experts, please don’t hesitate to call us at 417-887-1100 or contact us online.
Designing a Bathroom for Seniors
More and more seniors are deciding to stay in their homes for the foreseeable future instead of moving to an assisted living facility or retirement community. If you’re thinking of doing the same, you need to make sure you can move about your home safely in the coming years.
We recommend making aging-in-place bathroom updates before you need them, so you’re prepared, but if you’re starting to experience mobility restrictions now, think about upgrading your bathroom before the issues get worse.
Bathroom Safety Risks for Seniors
If you don’t update your bathroom, what are the biggest risks to your health? Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest bathroom safety risks for seniors:
- Tripping when stepping into or out of the bathtub or shower
- Slipping on wet floors or in the tub and shower area
- Falling and getting a head injury
- Burns from hot water that is too hard to control
- Poor lighting, which can lead to trips and falls
By hiring our team to renovate your bathroom with safety in mind, you can help reduce these risks and maintain your independence as you get older.
The Best Safety Upgrades to Make in Your Bathroom
The majority of bathroom safety risks to seniors are in the bathtub or shower area. So, focusing on those areas during your renovation can help you make your bathroom instantly safer. There are two primary safety upgrades we recommend to local seniors:
Low-threshold showers: When you replace your shower with a low-threshold option, you won’t have to worry about tripping over the high ledge of a traditional bathing area. Our low-threshold showers are designed with safety in mind and can be installed in as little as a few days to minimize disruptions to your routine.
Walk-in tubs: If you find it difficult to stand for long periods of time, a walk-in tub could be just what you need. Our walk-in tubs come in low- and no-threshold options to reduce the risk of tripping and come equipped with a comfortable seat. Complete with hydrotherapy jets and leak-proof doors, using a walk-in tub feels as luxurious as it does safe.
Safety Accessories to Add to Your Upgraded Bathroom
Another way to make your bathroom safer for seniors is to add safety accessories throughout the space. Here are a few of our favorite options:
- Grab bars to give you extra stability while you bathe
- Non-slip mats outside of your bathtub or shower area
- A built-in shower seat to give you a place to rest while bathing
- Non-slip flooring in your tub or shower area
- Built-in shelving so you don’t have to worry about tripping over products
- An elevated toilet seat that makes it easier to use
- Nightlights or motion-sensor lighting to help you stay safe at night
- Anti-scald valves to prevent burns
Why Choose Top Tier Kitchens & Baths?
We understand that making updates to your bathroom is an investment and we want to make sure you feel good about how you’re spending your hard-earned dollars. We are committed to providing exceptional products, craftsmanship, and customer service so you have the best possible remodeling experience from start to finish.
Schedule Your Bathroom Safety Upgrades Today
Don’t wait any longer to make your bathroom a safer space. With the help of the Top Tier Kitchens & Baths team, you can create a safe bathroom for seniors to help prevent injuries. To get started, please call 417-887-1100 or contact us online.
FAQs About Bathrooms for Seniors
How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom for seniors?
Where should I install grab bars during my senior bathroom remodel?
In most cases, we install grab bars between 33 and 36 inches from the floor of your shower or tub. When working on your project, we can help you determine exactly where to install your grab bars so you stay safe.