Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Romina Doran.
Cost and space will be factors for these tubs, but many are affordable and do not have to be as long as a standard bathtub. That means you can put them in a smaller space in most cases, which could allow for the use of this type of tub in a bathroom remodel or the creation of a new bathroom, such as on the first floor. Jetted tubs are also a consideration, but any tub may become harder to get in and out of as you age.
If your current bathroom is not safe, or you find that it is really inconvenient, it may be time to seriously look at a remodel. Then you can have the ease of use you want, and you will also not have to worry so much about slips, falls, and other concerns as you age. Especially if you live alone, falling in the shower or the bathroom can be physically devastating.
These give you the benefit of being able to sit down in a bathtub and relax, but still being able to get in and out of the tub much more easily. Many elderly people use these kinds of tubs simply because they offer so much value when it comes to a relaxing bath that can help ease aches and pains. While these tubs generally require a separate shower and are not for everyone, they are worth considering if baths are something you do not want to give up.
There are two common aging in place issues with toilets. First, getting up and down from the seat may become more difficult. Second, many bathrooms are not equipped to help people who need extra assistance getting up and down. Some people may have trouble keeping themselves as clean as they did when they were younger, and they may struggle to handle that issue without dealing with the embarrassment of asking other people to help them in the bathroom.