What Is an Aging-in-Place Bathroom?

If you are looking to upgrade your bathroom and would like to create a more accessible space for your aging parents or for yourself, consider an aging-in-place bathroom. This type of bathroom allows seniors to move around comfortably in the event they are in a wheelchair or need assistance from other items like walkers. It also provides added safety measures like non-slip floors, grab bars in showers, and wide doorways. At DJL Builders, Inc., we can make your bathroom space more user-friendly for the seniors in your life with these aging-in-place bathroom upgrades.

What Is an Aging-in-Place Bathroom?

Curbless Showers

Curbless showers are ideal for those who need to avoid tripping hazards. There is no threshold or lid to step over, making it very easy to get in and out of the shower. You only have to walk straight in to access it. This is also ideal for those in wheelchairs.

Grab Bars

Grab bars can be very helpful when installed in the shower or next to toilets. They are sturdy enough to offer assistance when getting in or out of the shower, or when standing up from the toilet. You can also have them placed along the wall in the bathroom so they are available to help with general balance while in the bathroom.

Non-Slip Floors

One of the largest bathroom hazards for aging seniors is slippery floors. At DJL Builders, we can add non-slip flooring, like rubber floors, non-slip tiles, or anti-slip treads or stickers. We can also add non-slip rugs if you would still like to have a comfortable and warm bathroom floor to walk on.

Vanity Height

For family members in a wheelchair, installing a vanity at the proper height can be very helpful. ADA-accessible vanities are 34 inches or shorter. We can install a bathroom vanity with no sharp edges at this height. That will help to reduce any unnecessary injuries as well.

Request a Consultation Today

If you’d like to upgrade your bathroom into an aging-in-place bathroom, request a consultation by calling DJL Builders today at (734) 259-5355. We serve the Northville area with our bathroom renovations, as well as basement finishing, kitchen remodeling, whole home remodeling, and home additions.

Source: “Aging in Place Bathroom Designs.” Web article. Lamont Brothers Design & Construction. Lamont Bros. Web. 14 Aug. 2021.