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Senior Bathroom Safety: Is a Walk-In Bathtub Right for Me? »

As we age, we realize that certain daily tasks become a little more difficult. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people visit emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalized. If you feel as if your bathing routine is cumbersome or even problematic, you may want to consider a walk in bathtub. While these types of tubs are not for everyone, they can bring significant benefits such as making bathing easier and also safer for those with limited mobility or decreased energy due to age or disability.

Do you need to know more about the benefits of walk-in bathtubs for seniors? Let's take a closer look at these types of tubs and why replacing your existing tub or shower may be the right decision for you.

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How To Prevent Drain Buildup After a Bathroom Remodel »

After your bathroom remodel is done, you want to make sure everything stays in perfect working order! Here are several things that you can do to prevent a drain buildup in your bathroom.

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Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Bathroom Safety for Seniors »

Many daily bathroom activities can become a problem if a senior has limited mobility issues or if they are wheelchair bound. That’s why bathroom safety is a real concern for older adults and people with aging parents. Updating or remodeling a bathroom for seniors helps them remain independent. A walk in tub helps seniors to bathe safely and conveniently. All seniors need to do is to open a side door where they can step inside and be comfortably seated. This is so much better than their trying to step over and onto a slippery tub.

When a bathroom doesn’t provide accommodations to help with accessibility, it then becomes a future perilous environment. Many people, including seniors, are admitted to hospitals due to slips and falls in the bathroom. If you don’t have a steady gait or are in a wheelchair, a well designed and accessible bathroom is a must! Your bathroom should be easily accessible and well-equipped with assistive accessories to keep seniors steady, safe, and secure.

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