Aging-in-place upgrades are great investments for families because they can benefit anyone regardless of age. However, the primary group to find advantages in these upgrades are senior adults looking to live comfortably, safely and independently in their homes. There are many aging-in-place upgrades available depending on your needs, and one of the most popular of them are tub-to-shower conversions with new shower wall panels.
Why a Tub-to-Shower Conversion?
Tub-to-shower conversions are great because they offer several aging-in-place advantages. First, it can dramatically improve safety in the bathroom. With the majority of falls in senior adults occurring in bathrooms, making it easier to get in and out of a bathing space greatly contributes to improving mobility while ensuring safety.
Second, a shower is also significantly easier to clean and maintain compared to a tub.
Third, a tub-to-shower conversion can free up space in a bathroom, making it easier to navigate in for further increased mobility and safety.
Other Safety Features to Include
Aside from getting an acrylic shower replacement, you can also add the following to further improve safety in a bathroom:
Non-slip mats – A shower is safer than a tub, but you can make bath time even safer by adding non-slip mats right next to your shower area.
Quality shower bench – Keeping your balance is an ability that diminishes with age, but a shower bench can help keep bath time safe and comfortable.
Safety rails – Most safety rails are installed around toilets but feel free to have them included in your shower area to give you something to grab on when needed.
South Shore Dream Bath offers a range of bathroom remodeling products and services to take care of your needs exactly. Should you get an acrylic vs. tile shower? Our experts are here to help you choose the best features for your dream bathroom. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (781) 427-7569 or fill out our contact form. Schedule a free consultation with us today!