As you age, your home might struggle to meet your changing needs. To ensure you’ll be able to enjoy your golden years in the comfort of your own home, you’ll need to make a few modifications. Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island, one of the top local walk-in tub installation companies, recommends starting with your bathroom.
Why Start With Your Bathroom?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury among Americans aged 65 and older. It’s estimated that 80% of these falls were caused by bathroom slips and falls.
How Can You Make Your Bathroom More Age-Friendly?
- Converting your tub into a shower – There’s nothing like taking a long soak after a long day. However, a slippery tub can pose a safety risk to older Americans. That’s why, in the long run, it makes more practical sense to convert your tub into a shower. To maximize accessibility, we recommend installing curbless showers that have no exit or entry barriers and are easier to clean.
- Install grab bars – Installing a shower can reduce the risk of slips, but it can’t eliminate it. To lower the risk of bathroom accidents, you can install a grab bar, which you can reach for in case you slip.
- Replace bathroom tiles with smaller ones – The smaller the tiles, the less slippery the bathroom floor. There’s also the option of installing non-slip vinyl flooring, which is less slippery than glass and ceramic tiles. To learn more about your flooring options, consult one of your local bathroom remodeling and walk-in bath installation contractors.
Looking for bathroom remodelers near you?
Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island offers professional bathroom remodeling services and premium KOHLER® shower options. To schedule a consultation with one of our contractors, call us at (631) 201-4299, or fill out this form.