Aging in Place with a Tub-to-Shower Conversion
It’s a fact of life: everyone gets older. Joints creak, muscles ache, and getting around can be more and more of a challenge. With proper forethought and preparation, however, you can hold on to your independence and continue to enjoy living in your own home for decades to come. Too often, we fail to realize how importance this independence is to us until it’s too late!
That’s why One Day Bath recommends planning ahead. Even if you’re still perfectly mobile, it’s never too early to make modifications to your home like a tub-to-shower conversion that will enhance your quality of life and set you up for decades to come.
As you grow older, you may find it difficult to lift your legs high enough to clear the lip of a tub or to keep your balance while doing so. With a walk-in shower with little to no threshold, however, that obstacle becomes a non-issue. On top of that, we often include built-in seating with these shower conversions, further reducing fall risk and helping those that cannot stand for long periods of time.
Millions of seniors are injured due to falls every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this number may even be on the rise. To make matters, worse, these falls often occur in the bathroom. It makes sense – bathroom floors tend to be slippery and using the toilet or the bathtub can be difficult when it comes to sitting and getting back up. A tub-to-shower conversion, however, helps to minimize risk by converting potentially hazardous tubs into showers with low or no thresholds and slip-resistant tiling.
Last but not least, a tub-to-shower conversion provides a great opportunity to freshen up the look of your bathroom. A walk-in shower can help open up the space while providing a bit more of a modern touch. Now’s the time to get the bathroom you’ve always wanted!
Aging in place on your own terms is a fantastic feeling. To protect your independence and build a bathroom that marries form and function, contact us online or call One Day Bath today at (877) 656-7875.