It is important for seniors to be as independent as possible and bathroom safety is an essential consideration. There are a number of products out there that can help.
- Walk-in showers with The TubcuT®
A simple way to convert your tub to a safe walk-in shower, without having to go through costly renovations. The TubcuT® converts your existing tub to a shower pan. There is no construction or inconvenience, and it is completed in as little as a half day. An opening is created with a 4” step so that you can get in an out like a standard shower. The Tubcut® is an easy and cost-effective way make shower access safe.
- Shower Chairs or Benches
Shower chairs or benches provide a place for seniors to sit while showering. This can be especially helpful for aging family members who have difficulty standing for long periods. A height-adjustable shower chair can be a good option for seniors who have difficulty sitting or standing.
- Non-Slip Mats
Non-slip mats are an important safety measure for any bathroom, but they are especially important for seniors. Non-slip mats can help prevent falls by providing traction and stability. They can be placed in the bathtub, shower, or anywhere else in the bathroom where there is a potential for slipping.
- Bath Lifts
Bath lifts lower and raise a person in and out of the bathtub. They can be operated manually or with remote control. They can be a good option for individuals who have difficulty getting in and out of the bathtub.
Handlebars provide support and stability for seniors when getting in and out of the shower or bathtub. It is recommended to have at least two bars in the shower or tub, one on each side, so that it is easy to grab onto something.
If you’re looking for more ideas or want to convert your bathtub into a shower, our Tubcut team is happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Contact us today at 610-686-9262.