Making Your Bathroom Aging in Place Friendly
When older adults are considering the option of aging in place, the biggest obstacle they will have to overcome is how to accident proof the bathroom as much as possible. The bathroom is often the most dangerous, yet most necessary room in the house when it comes to maintaining independence. Tile floors and surfaces are both hard and slippery, which make for a dangerous combination, especially for seniors who might be losing some of their strength and balances as they age. Any other mobility limitations can pose additional challenges that standard bathrooms simply aren’t designed to address. Luckily, there are practical and affordable solutions available that won’t always require major renovations or modifications.