Bathrooms are an essential part of our homes and a place where we can freshen up, relax and unwind. Though for some, they can also be hazardous when not designed with accessibility in mind.
The dangers of a bathroom with poor accessibility cannot be overstated. One of the biggest risks of an inaccessible bathroom is falls. According to the NHS, falls are the most common cause of accidents in the home, with bathrooms being a particular danger zone.
Slippery surfaces, uneven floors and poorly placed fixtures can all contribute to falls, which can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or those with disabilities.
Another risk is difficulty in accessing the bathroom. For people with mobility issues, navigating through narrow doorways or trying to use a bathtub can be a real challenge. This can lead to a loss of independence and dignity, as well as physical strain and discomfort.
Fortunately, there are ways to address these dangers and make your bathroom a safer and more accessible place. One solution is to have a free home visit and consultation with a professional, who specialises in accessible bathroom design. These experts can evaluate your bathroom and provide customised recommendations based on your needs, budget and preferences.
Some of the changes that might be suggested include installing grab bars, widening doorways, removing tripping hazards or replacing a traditional bathtub with a walk-in shower. These modifications can not only reduce the risk of falls and injuries but also make it easier and more comfortable for people to use the bathroom.
Book a free home visit and consultation
If you or a loved one is struggling with an inaccessible bathroom, don’t wait until an accident happens. Contact Bathing Mobility Advisory Service today to schedule a free home visit and consultation.
By taking advantage of free home visits and consultations, you can make your bathroom a safer, more accessible and more enjoyable place to be. Don’t delay – act now to improve your bathroom’s accessibility and prevent accidents from happening.
To find out more and book your free home visit and consultation, see the website.
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