January is Bath Safety Month, an excellent time to review ideas to make the bathroom a safer place.
“Bathrooms are one of the key areas of the home that should be adjusted to meet our needs as we grow older,” says Jean Dimeo, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). “There are many easy, affordable ways homeowners can make their bathrooms more comfortable and safe to accommodate their aging bodies, such as adding grab bars and shower seats, and replacing lower-height toilets with taller ones.”
To make the bathing experience easier and safer for people as they age, Mansfield Plumbing has eight versions of the Restore walk-in tub featuring an easy-access step-in feature with a water-tight swing-in hinged door. The tubs are taller than standard bath tubs and feature a sculpted 17-inch high ADA compliant seat, allowing the bather to remain in an upright position while being completely submerged in water.
The Restore tubs come in a selection of soaker, whirlpool, air bath and combination styles. With the whirlpool tub, bathers get five multi-directional hydrotherapy jets (each with individual volume control) to help soothe aching muscles and joints. An inline heater maintains constant water temperature, allowing bathers to relax in non-cooling water.