Bathroom Renovations that Elderly People Need

As people grow older, their demands for the functionality of their home increase. This is especially true to many senior citizens. Usually, our old folks aren’t always energetic enough to climb staircases that is why they are restricted from living on the higher floors of the house. There are also many dangers lurking around the house for the elderly folks who can’t always be wary of their surroundings. And there is one room in the house that poses many major threats to the health of a senior citizen. That is the bathroom. So if you need to remodel your bathroom, purchasing expensive plumbing supplies Perth stores have for the sake of it won’t guarantee the best for a senior citizen. There are many shops like Tuck plumbing fixtures in Osborne Park and in any part of the AU that offer plumbing fixtures that can make bathroom remodeling something more senior-citizen-friendly and at a good price.

A recent survey detected that slip and fall accidents are one of the main causes of the deaths of seniors in many Australian households. If you have decided to let your old parents stay and live in their own humble abode, safety is the top priority you should attend to. Make use of these tried and true bathroom renovation tips with the help of buying the right plumbing supplies Perth shops offer to transform the bathroom into a safe, easy-to-access but still very functional room.

Make sure the bathroom is found on the ground floor.

This is perhaps the most rewarding thing you can do for a senior citizen that lives in the same house as you are. If the restroom in your house requires your old folks to climb a flight of stairs, it poses a big risk for a fall accident.

Maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the bathroom.

This is not a real remodel issue, but when it comes to the safety of the bathroom, it can make all the difference. See to it that the bathroom is as open and expansive as possible. Any cabinets, drawers, shelves, and bath accessories astray or causing some congestion where people are supposed to pass by can pose a threat to senior citizens, too. Consider the special needs of some seniors with walking canes or wheelchairs. If you’re going to remodel your bathroom, consider changing the layout to be more elderly-friendly.

Install bathroom and shower grab bars in the correct places.

These grab bars can provide greater assistance to seniors than anything else you can buy at any Tuck Plumbing fixtures & bathroom supplies stores. In the process of remodeling your bathroom, make sure to buy quality grab bars at any plumbing supplies Perth stores today and install these beneath the shower head, on the nearby bathroom walls, or near the toilet and sink to assist old folks with entering and leaving.

Install a shower bench for more convenience.

When seniors need to wash themselves up, shower chairs are less safe than installing a shower bench onto the corner or wall of the shower.

Lay skid or anti-slip mats anywhere that’s necessary in the bathroom.

Another good bathroom accessory that you can purchase at Tuck Plumb Tec fixtures or any fixture store in the AU are anti-slip mats. These can lessen if not totally remove the slippery nature of bathroom tiles even when wet so that bathroom falls/slips around the bathtub, toilet or shower area will be avoided.