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Is your bathroom in need a total overhaul? In some cases, an outdated decor needs a revamp in order to create a more attractive space. However, in many other cases, there are much more important reasons to remodel a bathroom. For those of us who live with elderly loved ones or individuals with disabilities, a bathroom needs to be redesigned in order to promote better safety and comfort.
At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we strongly believe in increasing your safety and peace of mind through home bathroom modifications. Home bathroom modifications are physical changes made to a bathroom in order to accommodate the changing needs of seniors or those with disabilities.
Naturally, bathrooms tend to be small and often have many slippery surfaces. As we age, our mobility and physical strength diminish. As a result, many aspects of a bathroom, that were once functional, become difficult to navigate.
The LifeCare Mobility Solutions team makes a variety of home bathroom modifications available. All of them are designed to increase the safety of completing basic daily living activities in your home. Modifications can be as simple as changing water faucet handles from knobs to levers. Some are as comprehensive as replacing the shower or bathtub with something more accessible.
According to U.K.-based Bella Bathrooms, the top reason for remodelling a bathroom is to increase the value of the home. While this is a long-term benefit that we would list second to the safety of your live-in family member, it stands to reason that revamping your bathroom will pay dividends if and when you decide to sell your property.
Bella Bathrooms does note, however, that it’s wise to fix the problems that have been brought on by years of neglect. It should be reiterated that the bathroom is an area of the home where slips and falls can often occur. Therefore, giving your bathroom “a little TLC” helps to minimize the risk of injuries in your home.
Bella Bathrooms points out that “some bathrooms just weren’t designed with YOU in mind”. Perhaps, a redesign of your bathroom will help to make it more functional. Keep the needs of your elderly loved one in mind. Your remodelled bathroom should be one that easily stores all of his/her necessary medications and/or mobility devices.
Also listed on Bella Bathrooms’ top reasons why people remodel their bathrooms is the creation of a more relaxed and personal area. “Bathrooms are more than just a place to clean yourself and deal with personal hygiene,” says the infographic on their website, “They are a place to think and relax…Some people want to remodel their bathroom so that it is more accommodating, and not just a ‘facility’.”
They include easy use fixtures, night lights, grab bars, transfer benches, walk in tubs, roll in showers, bath lift chairs, raised support toilet seats, widened doorways and shower chairs. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!