Did you know that slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of bathroom-related injuries in adults? It’s a scary reality and one that significantly impacts the aging population. For this reason alone, it’s extremely important that older adults—especially those planning to age in place—consider bathroom safety when remodeling. Next to walk-in tubs, tub-to-shower conversions are one of the best bathroom remodeling services for aging-in-place homeowners who are looking for an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable shower alternative. Here are some of the reasons why tub-to-shower conversions are an ideal remodeling option for seniors:
Showering Made Accessible
Bathroom safety is a top concern for seniors, particularly when it comes to shower and tub accessibility. For exclusive showerers who are tired of climbing over dangerous tub ledges, tub-to-shower conversions offer the perfect solution. This service focuses on removing the bathtub from your bathroom and replacing it with a walk-in shower system. These showers are easy to access thanks to their low or barrier-free entry.
Enjoy Less Maintenance
Most tub-to-shower conversions—including the ones performed by Tundraland—are completed with a walk-in shower that features oodles of beneficial components, including easy-to-clean wall surrounds that resist mold and mildew growth. Less growth equals less maintenance and fewer opportunities for slip-and-fall accidents.
Room For Safety Accessories
Without a clunky tub to trip you or take up valuable floor space, you have the freedom to incorporate safety accessories into your new walk-in shower system. This can include anything from strategically placed handrails to in-shower seating, all of which support bathroom independence.
Interested in learning more about tub-to-shower conversions? Reach out to Tundraland today to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services.