You may already be familiar with the term “aging in place”, if you have never heard the phrase before it is best defined as the ability to stay in your home for as long as you possibly can; despite age or physical abilities. Your home is your sanctuary. It is a place of shelter and security, where you surround yourself with all the familiar belongings known to give you peace and comfort. Apart from the sentimental value of your treasured items, staying in your home can benefit you in many ways including your mental and physical health. Aging in place remodeling gives senior homeowners the chance to make some changes to their home environment to match their physical needs as they begin to age. From a financial standpoint, aging in place remodeling makes sense especially when you consider the cost of moving to an independent living facility. If you want to avoid the stress of relocating, consider remodeling your home to adapt to change by upgrading your existing space to give you or your loved ones the ability to live safely and independently.
Aging in Place Bathroom Shower Design Home Modifications
Some of the most obvious aging in place solutions involve simple upgrades such as installing a handrail, lever door, non-slip surfaces, lower thresholds and improved lighting. A bathroom remodel can improve safety and reduce accidents tenfold. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) falls are the most common type of injury reported in bathrooms accidents. Some of the most common aging in place remodeling modifications include:
• Slip resistant flooring and shower flooring
• Low or no threshold showers
• Seated shower
• Walk-in bathtubs
• Comfort height toilet seat with grab bars
• Higher vanities
• Improved lighting
• Lever handles and pedal-controlled faucets
• Thermostatic or anti-scald facet controls
• Pressure balanced faucet controls
• Wheel chair accessibility
Aging in Place Bathroom Safety Modifications
One of the most important things to consider when deciding to remodel your bathroom is space to move. Think about the possibility of using an assisting device such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair. Even if you don’t use one now, you may need one in the near future. Installing the appropriate type of shower or bathtub to accommodate the use of such devices is extremely important. Once you have narrowed down your selection of showers or bathtubs, choose from additional safety features such as shower seats, walk-in ability, anti-slip coatings, and grab bars. Other items on your list should include the type of toilet to be installed. Making sure that the toilet is the correct comfort height is important for your safety and convenience. In addition to the tub, shower, or toilet, installing grab bars with texture makes them easier to grip and improves the overall level of safety in the bathroom.
Aging in Place Remodeling & More in Redwood City, Foster City & Greater San Jose, California
The knowledgeable builders and craftsman at Future Vision Remodeling are familiar with bathrooms of all spaces and sizes. Your experienced bathroom design team can guide you through the remodeling process and offer solutions to help you maneuver the everyday challenges of living in your home as you begin to age. Your design team will offer you practical aging in place remodeling designs that are also a cost effective solution to moving out of your home. If you are interested in remodeling your bathroom to create a safer and more accessible space for you or a loved one, contact us today and speak with a knowledgeable customer service representative. We will gladly share our knowledge and experience with you to guide you in your selections along with providing aging in place remodeling services to professionally install your new bathroom within your home.