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Bathroom Remodel Ideas for the Elderly In Waukesha WI

Bathroom Remodel | Universal Design | Waukesha WI | Schoenwalder Plumbing

A universal bathroom remodel often includes large easy to enter showers, shower chairs and hand grabs for balance

A bathroom remodel is one of the most basic adjustments to make when preparing a home for aging homeowners.

As more seniors choose to remain living in their homes instead of an assisted living facility or nursing home, more accessibility is a primary need. For many, a bathroom remodel such as this helps people maintain their independence and dignity.

Changes allowing freedom of movement without the risk of slips and falls is paramount. To achieve this goal, options such as walk-in bathtubs or showers, grab bars, specific use lighting and more should be part of the bathroom remodel plan.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says about 235,000 annually people seek medical attention for bathroom-related injuries. The result is safety should be the most important quality when developing an accessible bathroom remodel. Continue reading