Article by Gina Hutchings
As you get older, the mandatory daily bathroom routine can become a much more difficult task than it was before. As the aches, pains and limited mobility of older bones seeps in, the usual morning shower can become an exhausting task in a badly designed bathroom.
Great bathroom design is vital for those who are looking to make their daily bathroom routine easier and simpler. We take a look at the top three design tips in creating a more accessible bathroom for the elderly.
Walk In Shower
As the years fly by, showering can become one of the most daunting bathroom tasks. Getting in and out of an awkward shower is tiring and many elderly people admit to slacking with their physical hygiene because of this. Walk in showers allow easy and quick access to the shower. Moreover, installing a shower seat and hand held shower nozzle can allow for a longer shower without standing for long periods of time.
Having a bathroom space that is cluttered can be a huge hindrance for those with limited mobility. Keeping the design of your bathroom simple and spacious can often be the cheapest and easiest way to make this room more accessible. Adding additional storage kits into your cupboards can allow for extra storage space without having to add extra cupboard units. Thus keeping the bathroom spacious without all of the clutter.
Non – Slip Flooring
This is one of the most vital safety aspects for any bathroom designed for the elderly. Having limited mobility can make slippery wet surfaces extremely hazardous. Extra precautions should be kept to ensure that flooring does not become slippery when wet. This lessens the risk of people falling during their bathroom routine.
Maintaining good hygiene levels is the first step towards staying healthy, especially in old age. With these three design tips, your daily bathroom routine can stop being the hassle that it has become.