None of us plans to become handicapped and unable to use bathroom facilities comfortably. However, aging, accidents and illnesses occur to you or a loved one. At that point, it makes sense to remodel your bathroom to accommodate the needs of any individual living in your home. Planning for Success Planning for remodeling is the key to avoiding unnecessary expenditure of money and effort that could sink the project. Everyone knows that, to make a bathroom accessible, we're going to have to typically replace a door and install grab bars. In some cases, we must expand space in an...Read More
Author: Tom Bills
Accessible bathrooms can be beautiful and necessary. When a person becomes disabled or uses a wheelchair, fitting a bathroom to their needs can be challenging. Imagine sitting in a wheelchair for all of your bathroom needs and you may see exactly how many things must be changed. Having a non-accessible bathroom can be a matter of life or death. More than 1 in 3 seniors over 65 fall every year and 80% of these are in the bathroom. In addition, after one falls and breaks a hip or a leg, they often must go to rehab after the hospital...Read More
Deciding to care for an ailing family member is not always easy. However, there are some good things that can come from taking care of an ailing parent or grandparent at home. Let's take a look at the inconveniences of providing care as well as the positive aspects that exist. What Are the Inconveniences of Providing Care at Home? If you are going to allow a loved one to live in your home, you may need to do some remodeling work to help that person out. This may mean that contractors or other third-parties may have access to your home during the day. When they are gone, you may need to deal with the mess and lack of access to certain parts of your home as the remodeling projects progress. Your children or spouse may not appreciate having someone else living with them and taking up space. Additionally, some of the responsibility of caring for an ailing relative may fall on them. This can be both inconvenient and considered an invasion of privacy. If your children are older, they may have to juggle work, school and a social life in addition to possibly having to stay home to provide care. Having another person in a house to care for is stressful no matter how calm or patient you may be. Knowing that you could be woken up...Read More
Grab bars are commonly used in bathtubs and showers to offer stability and piece of mind to the user. A properly installed grab bar can become an essential safety accessory to any household bath. Used properly, a grab bar can prevent hazardous falls in the shower or bath. It is important that homeowners understand the various features and installation techniques available to them before deciding on the appropriate grab bar for their safety needs. Differences in Grab Bars There are two significantly different categories of grab bars: wall-mounted grab bars and tub mounted grab bars. Joan and Sanford...Read More
Accessible Bathroom Flooring for Mother-in-Law Suites - Types and Applications When caring for a parent or aging senior, one of the most important aspects of keeping them safe is by installing accessible bathroom flooring. As a bathroom can be one of the most difficult areas for a senior to properly move around if not designed with accessibility in mind, these types of flooring are absolutely essential. However, this can make for a tricky purchasing decision, given the many different types of flooring available. As such, here's a brief look at all you need to know about accessible bathroom flooring....Read More
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