How to Make your Bathroom Handicapped-Friendly

Making your bathroom handicapped-friendly

Do you have a disabled family member or a friend that needs special assistance when going to the bathroom? By following these tips discussed by Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, you can make their lives easier when going to the bathroom.

Slip-Proof your Floors

The first thing that you would want to ensure is their safety. Make sure to slip-proof your flooring by adding special coatings or mats on slippery surfaces such as the shower, bathtub, or near the sink. This will help prevent unwanted accidents and can help the individual walk through the whole bathroom without worrying about slipping or falling.

Install Some Grab Bars

Additionally, you can also install some grab bars so they can hold on to something, especially if they feel like they are going to slip or fall. It does not matter whether you have a small or big bathroom – you need to install these to make it easier for your family member or friends to walk around the bathroom.

Install them all throughout the toilet, shower and bathtub area, and in areas where you feel they would need extra assistance.

Pay Attention to the Entrance

Do not install steps or stairs to the bathroom – even the smallest steps can make it difficult for them to navigate the entrance. You can also install sliding doors instead of the usual ones to make sure they can easily close and open the door. If you feel like this is still going to be too much for them, then go ahead and install curtains or a wraparound entrance instead.

Talk to your family member or friend and ask them what will make them feel comfortable. Give them what they need to make them feel a hundred percent comfortable. Help them get used to it and assist them with whatever they will need.