Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Sadie Brumfield
If your house has stairs, one of the best ways to reduce risk is to have a bathroom on the first floor. Some two story homes, especially in certain parts of the country or in older, more established neighborhoods, have only one bathroom: upstairs, close to the bedrooms. While that made sense years ago, it also created problems for anyone who had trouble climbing stairs.
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.Continue Reading