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Key Features for Making an Accessible Bathroom

Taking a long, relaxing soak in the tub is something every member of the family should enjoy. But what if you have family members who can’t get in and out of the bathtub by themselves, like elderly family members? Should they be deprived of this simple pleasure?

To make sure that your bathtub can be safely used by everyone in your home, including family members who require assistance while bathing, you need to have the following:

  1. Suction grip mat or non-skid tape
  2. Handrails and handlebars
  3. Bathtub seat

Investing in a walk-in bathtub is also a sound decision if you want a more accessible bathroom for the years to come. A walk-in bathtub is equipped with a door that offers a lower threshold to step over. This feature is particularly helpful for people with mobility problems. Additionally, a walk-in tub has a built-in seat, handrails, and slip-resistant bottom. Some units also come with therapeutic spa features like whirlpool water jets and bubble or massage jets, so you’re not really sacrificing comfort for accessibility.

But of course, the task of making your bathroom more accessible involves more than just your bathtub. You should also pay special attention to other key bathroom components that make a soak in the tub safer for every member of your family.

Beyond the Bathtub

Wet surfaces like bathroom floors, pose a danger to the elderly, people with disabilities, and those with joint and balance issues. To lessen the chances of slipping accidents, you can cover your bathroom floor with a non-skid bath rug. Good lighting is also a plus, especially if you have someone in your home with compromised vision. An automatic night light will also help people who need assistance to use the bathroom.

Make Your Bathtub More Accessible with AAPCO

Let every member of your family enjoy the comfort of a warm soak with the help of AAPCO, LC’s bathroom remodeling services. Our company converts bathtubs into walk-in tubs and upgrades showers to barrier-free ones. Additionally, AAPCO offers shower systems and a vast collection of bathroom accessories, such as bathroom doors and rods.

End your search for the perfect bathtub today by calling 804-214-7370 and get a safer bathtub and bathroom for your home or facility in the Greater Virginia area.