BATHROOM, MOST DANGEROUS ROOM IN THE HOME
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries from falls. Today there are many modification services and products which allow adults of all ages and abilities to age in place and be independent in the comfort of their own home. Modifications can range from small projects such as grab bars, door levers as opposed to doorknobs with handles to major home remodeling.
Modifications should give residents mobility, safety, and comfort.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in a home. Slick tiles with water on the floor and the absence of grab bars can be the most hazardous. Fixtures in a bathroom are not designed to support
The most important aspect of a grab bar is
It doesn’t matter the age of the home, it can be modified and updated according to the changing family lifestyle, with safety in the forefront. Most homes are designed for young adults and families. As adults age, modifications can be made in the home to accommodate different needs and safety requirements.