Mobility solutions for your bathroom
Have you ever walked into your bathroom and thought that it has aged more than you have? Premier Care has a few simple, thoughtful and attractive solutions that will give your bathroom back its youth and vitality while providing a feeling of safety and security.
For so many of us bathroom is a place where we can shut out the trials of daily life and spend a few moments in comfort. As we age, we may find that we need that serenity even more but our bathroom offers little comfort. The bathroom itself may become the place you most want to get away from because your body doesn’t quite function the way it did. Perhaps it used to be easy to turn the tap and now arthritis makes such movement painful or maybe your legs won’t easily get in or out of the bathtub. Then there’s the constant worry of slipping on the wet floor.
If you think this won’t ever happen to you, think again. 74% of fall related injuries occur in the bathroom.
Premier Care in Bathing understands that many who suffer from various medical conditions need a lot of assistance in their daily bathroom routine. However, Premier doesn’t feel that aesthetics have to be compromised when people are looking to make their bathroom a safer environment. They can supply a range of bathroom equipment that can help make a bathing experience safer and more enjoyable.
Here are some simple steps to upgrade your bathroom back to functionality.
Bathtub: Walk-in baths that Premier Care promotes are excellent and arthritis friendly. They take away the risk of slipping and falling when stepping over the side of a tub or entering the shower. Look for features like a walk-in door, a powered bath lift, soothing hydrovescent therapy (designed to relieve aches and pains in muscles), grab rails and easy-to-turn faucets.
As well as the standard models, we also have a rejuvenating spa that combines several sensory therapies: the soothing effects of Chromatherapy, Aromatherapy and relaxing Foot Massage Therapy. Create a spa in your own home with the Spa Series Walk-In Baths that are available on Haven, Sanctuary, and Laguna models.
Sink: The simple job of turning a tap can be excruciating if you have arthritis. Consider changing your sink fixture to a lever handle or touch free model. Its even possible to buy a touch free adaptor that fits onto some existing standard taps.
Toilet: There are toilets that are engineered to sit higher off the floor so that users don’t have to bend their knees as much to get up and down. If replacing the toilet is out of the question, toilet risers that lift the entire toilet 3 to 5 inches higher are available.
Lighting: Regardless of the size of your bathroom, it’s divided into sections – each having its own specific function (sink and mirror, bathtub and/or shower, and toilet). Lighting needs are different in each section and if your current bathroom has only one light fixture the needs of the sections are not being well served. Consider adding lighting to the mirror that satisfies both a women’s need for applying makeup and a man’s need for shaving. A light in the bathtub or shower would also be a beneficial addition.
Flooring: Hard floors are a potential hazard because even a small amount of moisture can make them very slick. You can choose to install moisture and/or mildew resistant carpeting because it does not lift or move like a non-slip rug can, plus it is warmer to walk on and softer if there is a fall.
With a few home improvements and modifications, you can stay safe at home and live independently for many years.
Special financing available with payments as low as $150 a month*.
To request a FREE Premier Care Brochure visit us at www.walk-inbathtubs.ca or, for a free consultation and recommendation on your bathroom call 888.473.9644 (PROMO CODE:6721)
*Based on approved credit. Only valid until June 30, 2014. Offer is only valid on the purchase and installation of a Premier Care in Bathing Walk-In Bath or Easy Access Shower, and can only be presented at initial consultation .
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Premier Care In Bathing is proud to have earned the Arthritis Friendly commendation from Canada’s largest organization for arthritis awareness, The Arthritis Society as well as from The Royal Canadian Legion.