Safety-Friendly Bathroom Remodels for Safety at Every Price - Part 2
Hand Held Sprayer
This type of showerhead allows you to choose a desired height while allowing flexibility and mobility in the shower. The hand-held sprayer allows you to move the water around, rather than turning their bodies in the shower, which can lead to dizziness. This invaluable function also makes showering while seated easier, and makes cleaning the shower a less cumbersome task.
A linear drain is an American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant shower feature to consider. This allows a more level slope, which makes it easier to use a wheelchair or shower chair. By eliminated the protruding metal pieces of more traditional drains, you can lower the risk of foot injury. Other benefits include reducing bacteria, eliminating standing water, and ultimately decreasing the chance of slips or falls in the shower. Get more information about linear drains by clicking here.
Accurate Temperature Controls
Have you ever gotten in the shower only to be shocked by the temperature being too hot or too cold? This can be incredibly dangerous! Functional and user-friendly temperature controls are a simple update that can prevent scalding in the shower.
This basic and affordable update will significantly enhance the safety and appearance of the bathroom. A new fixture or even a new bulb can dramatically improve visibility . Be aware of any standing or running water as you adjust the lighting; water and electricity do not make a good couple.
Did you know, according to the American Elder Care Research Organization, 370 Americans are injured daily in the bathtub or shower and one-third of those injuries require a hospital visit. The majority of bathroom injuries are from individuals trying to stabilize themselves on shower doors, towel racks and other fixtures that were not designed for this purpose. Installing handrails or textured bars provide an easy-to-grip feature.
Elevated toilet seat
Additional height to the porcelain throne will be a big help to those with hip/knee pain or arthritis. The higher the seat is, the less pressure will be put on your body as you sit. An elevated toilet seat will reduce strain on joints and the chances of an accident! Click here to review more info from allegromedical.com.
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