Aging-in-place remodeling allows for homeowners to remain in their current residences well into their later years. In fact, it’s the fastest growing sector of the home improvement industry!
A bathroom is one of the most dangerous places for seniors and aging homeowners—the risk of slips and falls increases with age and presents the possibility of broken hips or other health concerns and costs. Having a bathroom that is easy and safe to maneuver is a main criterion for aging-in-place homeowners hoping for independent living.
Keep reading to learn more about bathroom remodeling for seniors from Re-Bath & More, or call us today to schedule a free in-home consultation!
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in Columbia, Pennsylvania
Re-Bath & More understands that Columbia is home to many baby boomers who are now considering retirement options. That’s why our president, Jon Witmer, has earned the designation as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) from the National Association of Home Builders. CAPS are builders and remodelers that implement both functional and attractive home improvements for homeowners that have no intention of being aged out of their homes.
Remodeling Your Columbia Home Bathroom for Independent Living
When homeowners approach retirement, the bathroom can become an obstacle course. As movability decreases, it can become increasingly difficult to complete daily tasks like bathing and using the bathroom. But this should not prevent a homeowner from remaining in their home.
Basic bathroom remodeling installations and changes increase the feasibility of aging-in-place for seniors. Some of the changes we recommend include:
- Grab bars near toilets and showering areas
- Standalone showers with minimal lip or curb
- Non-slip tile
- Taller toilets
- Recessive/integrated shelving in the shower
- Increased space and door width
- Full bathrooms on first floor
- Storage space within reach
- Increased lighting
- Wall-hung sinks
One benefit of working with our Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist at Re-Bath & More is that these safety and functionality improvements will not just be implemented, but rather incorporated into the design and style of your bathroom. Some changes—like grab bars—are almost unnoticeable because they are so well integrated into the room.
Columbia Aging-in-Place Remodeling Company
While remodeling your bathroom may seem like a big endeavor, our Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist will work with our design consultants and certified installation technicians to ensure that the entire experience is professional, efficient, and hassle-free. Remodeling your Columbia, PA home’s bathroom is an investment, and can help keep you in your own home longer—instead of paying for assisted living or moving to a room in a nursing home.
Re-Bath & More has one of the only CAPS remodelers located in the Columbia, Pennsylvania area. For your free initial consultation with our Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, contact us or call today at 717-208-2482717-208-2482.
We provide full service bathroom remodeling, with a specialty in aging-in-place remodeling, throughout Lancaster County and 17512.