Updating your Bathroom for Your Senior Years

No one likes to get older, but it is something that happens to all of us. As we age, certain tasks can become more difficult, but most of us would agree that it is best to maintain our independence for as long as possible. Especially when it comes to something as personal as bathing – being able to manage on one’s own is ideal.

Standard bathroom designs are sometimes not conducive to the person in his or her senior years. The simple act of stepping over a tub wall can be challenging to a person with arthritis or limited mobility and doing so increases the risk of slipping and falling.

Fortunately, Twoday's Bathroom offers easy and convenient solutions to help make bathrooms safer for seniors, keeping them independent for longer.

Let’s take a look at a few of the ways you can update a bathroom for yourself or for a senior you care about:

Walk-in Tubs

Many seniors prefer to sit while bathing to avoid the risk of falling in the shower, but lowering themselves up and down in a conventional bathtub is impractical at best. Walk-in tubs provide feature a minimal step, a built in seat and other features that help make bathing as safe as it is therapeutic.

Easy-access showers

For those that prefer a shower over a bathtub but still need provisions for limited mobility, Twoday's Bathroom can also install easy-access showers. Instead of stepping over a tub wall, seniors can feel confident as they only need step over a small threshold. You may opt for a model that includes a seat or one that does not – it just depends on your needs and preferences.

Safety Accessories

In some cases, you may not want or need to renovate. For shorter term solutions (such as a recovery period following surgery), a few key safety accessories may be enough.

At Twoday's Bathroom, we offer a complete range of bathroom safety accessories to meet almost any need. These include:

  • Bathtub transfer benches, to assist with getting in and out of the tub.
  • Tub grips and safety bars
  • Bath lifts
  • Tub treads to help prevent slipping in the bathtub

When is the right time to upgrade my bathroom?

Often people put off upgrading their bathroom to be more accessible because they feel that they are still healthy and mobile enough to do without the upgrades. But we highly recommend making upgrades as soon as you start to notice that getting in and out of the bath isn’t as easy as it used to be.

You may be years away from actually “needing” the upgrades, but you don’t want to wait until you’ve had a slip and fall – something which could much more severely limit your mobility – to finally make that decision.

Bathroom installation is faster and easier than you think!

One reason people may put off getting these important upgrades might be because they think they will have to tear up their bathroom and have a renovation crew in their home for days or weeks. Nothing could be future from the truth!

In fact, we can perform a tub or shower retrofit in only one day – which means you can be enjoying your new, safer bathtub or shower later that same evening. If you are interested in a walk-in tub in the Hamilton, Grimsby, or St. Catharines area, contact Twoday's Bathroom.