According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of household injuries happen while bathing or showering. And that risk only increases for adults over the age of 65. Fortunately, there are several safety and accessibility solutions for seniors, those with limited mobility, or homeowners who are planning to age in place. Here are some of those leading bathroom products:
Most traditional bathroom designs feature outdated materials that can become slippery when wet. In a space that’s constantly exposed to moisture, this combo is not ideal. Installing ADA-compliant accessories is one of the more affordable ways around this design flaw. Grab bars, ergonomically placed shelving, and in-shower seating options are all accessories that can improve bathroom accessibility and safety for seniors—helping them navigate the compact terrain without sacrificing bathroom aesthetics.
Handheld Shower Heads
Another quick and affordable bathroom safety product for seniors is the handheld shower head. This upgrade is very easy to install and available in a wide variety of styles, including luxury designs with massage features. All that said, the true benefit of this handheld accessory is accessibility. With it installed, seniors can easily rinse off while standing or sitting, and it can be used in the bathtub or shower.
Tub-to-Shower Conversions & Walk-In Showers
If installing safety and accessibility accessories is not enough for your bathroom needs, then a tub-to-shower conversion or walk-in shower installation is the way to go. Tub-to-shower conversions are a great option for seniors who struggle with traditional tub/shower combos, as the service removes the existing tub and replaces it with a standalone, walk-in shower system. These showers are available with low-thresholds or barrier-free entries and feature slip-resistant textures for easy access.
Choose Jacuzzi® Products
At Jacuzzi® Bath Remodel, we believe that everyone should feel safe in their bathrooms; it’s one of the many reasons why we offer a wide range of safety and accessibility accessories. Our low-threshold, no-threshold, and barrier-free shower entries are designed with safety in mind and can be customized with your choice of accessories. In short, we go above and beyond to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in your bathroom.
Contact us today to learn more about Jacuzzi® showers and to find an authorized Jacuzzi Bath Remodel dealer in your area.