Walk-In Baths Top Of List For A Safe Bathroom For Seniors
If you were in any doubt about investing in a walk in bath for your home conversion for an elderly family member then magazine for New Zealand’s over-50s GrownUps could convince you.
The news site and community revealed that in New Zealand, one in four over-85s suffer a fall each year and preventing slips, trips and falls in the bathroom where there are potential hazards such as wet floors and loose mats is key.
“A walk in tub is a fantastic option for seniors who prefer taking a bath because they can sit, but don’t have to worry about getting in and out of a slippery bathtub,” the news outlet stated.
As well as walk in baths, GrownUps recommended good non-slip mats for outside the tub or the shower, as well as near the sink where splashes can cause puddles on the floor.
Grab bars are considered an essential for a converted bathroom for an elderly family member, especially in the shower and near the loo, both to assist those who need them to move around independently, as well as to give them a grip should they lose their balance.
Finally, a raised toilet seat is recommended to aid independence and bring comfort to family members who may feel less stable on their feet.
Practical Bathing now offers even more choice of accessible baths with a new product addition to our collection.
The Louisiana 1 shower bath offers a step-through curved glass door with matching shower screen and has been redesigned for 2017 with improved panels.