3 Major Advantages of a Barrier Free Shower
As we and our loved ones age, the need for barrier free showers becomes more evident. For the elderly or disabled, the struggle of entering and exiting a tub or shower is not only inconvenient, but it can be dangerous as well. Whether you are experiencing a lack of mobility, healing from surgery or have a more permanent disability, a walk in bath or shower can improve the quality of your life. Also, while many associate walk in showers with the elderly or injured, more people are realizing the advantages they offer over traditional tubs and showers.
A barrier free shower fosters independence
For those with mobility issues, adding a handicap accessible shower is an affordable and easy way for them to gain back their independence. When mobility starts to get difficult from injury or age, it’s something that can be hard to admit. Unfortunately, it’s even more difficult to find someone reliable to ask for help. Having a handicap accessible shower can help you maintain your self-sufficiency and take the burden off of your loved ones. By choosing a barrier free bathing option, you’ll be able to continue to live life independently.
Barrier free showers are safer
According to the National Institute on Aging, over 80% of senior falls occur in the bathroom. However, fall victims are not always the elderly or those with mobility impairments. When you’re getting ready in the morning, and you’re in a hurry, it can be easy to take a wrong step and trip. This can sometimes lead to disaster. Our showers are made with acrylic, which is naturally slip resistant. In addition, permanent seats, grab bars, and other safety features can be added as needed.
While getting in isn’t always so difficult, getting out of a tub can certainly be a challenge. If you or a loved one have issues with mobility, barrier free bathing makes your bathroom accessible and eliminates the danger of stepping over a high threshold. Barrier free bathing means that your shower is built to be safer as it has no glass door, no tall threshold or tub side to step over.
Pampering and warm water therapy
Many bathrooms are all about business; you get clean, do what you need to do and get out. With a curbless shower in Norfolk, you can slow down and spend time enjoying the quiet relaxation time that you rarely get in life. A new walk in shower can help create this spa-like environment in your bathroom. Walk in tubs and showers can also be equipped with extra features such as whirlpool jets and hydrotherapy devices. These features can help alleviate the painful symptoms of arthritis, help you relax after a long day, and have even been shown to manage diabetes.
There are many different options out there for bathroom remodeling. When you consider adding a curbless shower to your home in Norfolk, you’ll begin the journey to create that luxurious bathroom space we all want. As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, the Quality Advantage team is experienced in bathroom modifications to help homeowners live in their homes safely and securely. When it comes to remodeling your bathroom to be handicap and wheelchair accessible, we’re the best in the business.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can configure a barrier free bathroom to fit all of your needs.