Mobility and Bathroom Design

We get lots of calls today for families who are bringing their elderly loved ones into their homes and looking for ideas on how to provide a comfortable safe bathroom design.


HOW TO PROVIDE INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY

Limited mobility doesn’t mean they want to give up using the bathroom by themselves. Here’s some features to help that happen.
 Ease of entry – the doorway should be large enough for a wheelchair or a walker – 30” and it should open out
 A non-slip floor either tile or vinyl
 A high or comfort height toilet
 Fold down toilet grab bars
 Shower – not tub
 Low or zero shower threshold – we build recessed shower bases – wheel in and out without lifting the wheels
 Shower bench makes showering enjoyable and relaxing
 Shower wand to use sitting on the bench
 Shower controls set close to the bench for easy access
 Extra grab bars – at least 2 for safety
 Niche for storing bottles close at hand
 Suspended vanity so the wheelchair can fit underneath
 Shower curtain – not glass – for ease of entry

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
 3 piece bathrooms in 5ft x 8ft can be converted
 Tubs converted to showers
 Showers should be 35” deep but 30” for smaller bathrooms

COST
Full renovation: Typically expect to spend about 50% more on a properly designed and equipped handicap bathroom – about $12,000 to $15,000.
Partial tub to shower conversion: Tub to shower conversion: $8,000 to $10,000

WHY BUILD TO HANDICAP STANDARDS
Limited mobility and safety concerns can take a physical toll on the person themselves and their care-givers. A properly designed handicap bathroom relieves stress for everyone and provides dignity and independence for all concerned.

RAMPS AND OUTSIDE OF HOME ACCESS
We build wooden ramps meeting handicap requirements to suit your property layout which rounds out your home.

ABOUT US
At Calgary Bath and Home we have over 30 years experience and we provide design and product assistance as part of our services and a list of trusted stores to shop for your product.

FINANCING
We have financing available through Snap Loans with good terms and fully open.

Estimates are Free – Call Now
403-560-0810

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