More than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) says that 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom.
Due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for the home. At Home By Choice Solutions, we can evaluate your bathroom space and make recommendations as to how you can create a safe, accessible bathroom based on your needs, wants, and budgets.
Tub to Step-In Shower Conversion
Whether you are planning ahead or you are in imminent need, a tub to shower conversion can add safety and accessibility to your bathroom experience. A standard tub is approx. 15” high, which can be exhausting and dangerous to step in and out of. Not only is this a great safety improvement, but it can also modernize your bathroom and add value to your home.
Installing grab bars in the bathroom is one of the most common tasks that we perform at Home By Choice Solutions. We have partnered with the top suppliers of specialty grab bars that are professionally installed by our certified installers. Grab bars can instantaneously increase the safety and accessibility of your bathroom.
Accessible Vanities & Sinks
A traditional cabinet vanity may restrict access to your sink if you are in a wheelchair or walker. Also, the height of older vanities may make it inconvenient to use the sink and vanity top effectively. We can help with the installation of specialty height vanities, wheelchair accessible vanities, or wall mounted sinks with space below.
Low Barrier/No Barrier Showers
If you find that you are in need of a low step-over shower, or you need to roll a walker or shower chair into you shower, we have several affordable options to convert your existing tub or high step-in shower to an easy and safe no barrier entry. With you, and/or your caretaker in mind, we can design solutions to make your bathing experience stress-free again.
Another common project we do at Home By Choice Solutions is to install flooring that has a low slip ratio when wet. Many ceramic and porcelain floors are extremely slippery when wet. Changing these types of flooring to a low slip Luxury Vinyl plank, or even simply adding a non-slip coating to existing flooring, can make a real difference and keep you safe and feeling secure on your feet.
Portable/Temporary Shower Enclosures
Are you or a loved one in immediate need of a bathing solution, and can’t wait for a bathroom remodel? We can deliver and install a temporary wheelchair accessible shower enclosure within days. These can be placed anywhere in your home within easy access to a sink.
If you’re in need of functional, safe bathroom contact us today!
We’re devoted to finding the perfect home solution that allows you or your loved one to live safely, comfortably, and independently.
HOME BY CHOICE SOLUTIONS
With over 20 years of residential construction and design experience serving the Chicagoland area, Home By Choice Solutions specializes in home modifications and retrofits for aging seniors and disabled individuals. We recognize that there is a large population of people who aren’t considered when buildings go up — and that’s just wrong. Our goal is to make amazing, functional homes that keep our clients and their loved ones safe, happy, and independent.