Gainey Flooring Solutions offers professional bathroom remodeling for seniors. We are Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists (CAPS) specializing in bathroom modifications for senior citizens. We have served the Scottsdale & Phoenix metropolitan areas for over 25 years. If you are looking for a professional contractor to convert your existing bathroom to a safer and more accessible bathroom then give us a call at (602) 989-8255.
Most seniors want to keep their dignity and independence as they age- making the aging in place option preferable to moving to a senior center. But the environment is unsafe and could lead to falls and injuries if it’s not redesigned.
Bathroom and shower injuries increase with age, most commonly for adults 65+. The motions of stepping in and out of the tub and shower combo. Even more so when you add in wet & slippery surface.
The National Aging in Place Council suggests that eliminating an old tub and shower combo to a walk-in shower will significantly reduce slip & fall-related injuries. Below are four additional bathroom modifications that are designed to address safety concerns.
The licensed and bonded team at Gainey Flooring Solutions brings over 25 years of installation experience.
With over 50 bathroom modifications for seniors completed, we have learned that fast communication and follow up are important to our customers. Our dependable team will coordinate the project from start to finish,keep you informed every step of the way and promptly returning your calls.
A common bathroom remodel for seniors includes:
Each modification is designed to provide a safer and more accessible bathing experience for adults that might have limited mobility due to age or injuries.
This helpful guide addresses the concerns children have for their aging parents and bathroom safety. It includes a checklist of safety precautions and potential hazards. Added to that are design tips that aid with fall prevention.
Be proactive and prevent a fall. Your concern for your parents’ safety is caring and realistic. One in four Americans aged 65+ fall each year. One report states that 80% of these occur in the bathroom.
Keep reading to see how these 6 updates can make the bathroom more accessible and safe for seniors.
Having to step six inches or more inches over the side of the tub becomes increasingly harder as we age. This high step causes instability and a possible misstep on a slippery surface.
A zero-threshold shower is a shower that has no curb; meaning, a wheelchair or walker can easily slide into the shower. The floor slopes down to prevent hazardous puddles of water from forming.
Our team offers a variety of slip resistant tile surfaces.
Grab bars are easy to install and provides a great deal of confidence and stability to its users. When added to showers and tubs these bars offer additional support while bathing, crucial for wet surfaces. Placed around the toilet they can also assist in getting up and sitting down.
For those in a wheelchair, our contractors have professional experience installing ADA compliant bathrooms. A transfer bench makes getting in and out of your wheelchair safer and easier. It’s built into your new shower and customized to your desire.
One way to make showering easier and more enjoyable for seniors is the handheld shower sprayer. It’s commonly asked for by aging adults because it allows the users to freely move the hose around the body and therefore, the water can easily wash the hard-to-reach areas.
Instead of having the shower on and off switches in the traditional area, it’s possible to customize the control valve to your height. That means you won’t have to enter your shower under the head to turn the water on.
Let’s talk about a safer shower for your loved ones- with no pressure to buy! Call Owner, Bruce Berey, to schedule your measure and estimate. At your in-home measure he will provide:
This consultation will help to bring awareness to the dangers of your current shower and will provide you or loved ones with safer solutions to prevent shower falls.