Adapting your Bathroom for your Elderly parents

Whilst some of us may believe we’d prefer to bring our parents into our own home and care for them ourselves rather than place them in a retirement home, the reality of taking on such a huge commitment may be rather different to how we imagine it



In order to accommodate your parent, you will need to adapt your home to suit their needs. Whether your parent is infirm due to arthritis, illness, or injury, various changes will be needed to help make them safer, more comfortable and happier in your home. What should these be?

Adjusting your Bathroom

The bathroom can be a hazardous place for anyone with mobility problems: wet floors, getting on and off the toilet and climbing into and out of the bath can all pose serious threats
Various features can be added to help create a safer environment. An elevated toilet seat with armrests can help considerably by reducing the amount of effort required to sit and stand, 

while the addition of grab bars can help even further by providing sturdy handholds
Grab bars are also essential for making getting in and out of the bath easier and safer. 

Accessible bathtubs, however, offer even greater comfort and security, as they allow the user to get in and out of the bath with the assistance of either a door in the side or a transfer bench. This will allow your parent to bathe in privacy, without needing to rely on the assistance of somebody else
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