Bathroom Remodeling for the ElderlyBy Petersen, Sarah; Wasauna Luxury Bathroom Showers and Bathtubs
Publication Date: January 2008
Tips on designing bathrooms accessible to older persons or persons with disabilities. Focus is on making a bathroom safe and easy to use. Options described are: (1) Walk-in bathtubs, which are accessed through a door. The disadvantage to this tub is having to enter it before filling it with water, and drain it before exiting; (2) Walk-in showers, which allow the user to ride a wheelchair directly in and out; (3) A bathroom with total wheelchair accessibility, including adequate space for maneuvering, a doorless shower and a vanity with space under it; (4) Seats and grab bars inside walk-in showers and tubs; (5) Slip-proof flooring, including the inside of showers and bathtubs; (6) Zero-step doorways with adequate width for wheelchair access; (7) Accessible toilets and accessories to add comfort; (8) Faucets attached to a motion sensor. Also discussed are adaptations to existing standard bathroom fixtures to make them accessible.
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