A few things to consider about your remodel

If you are disabled we can provide the perfect solution to keep you in your home environment. Through our many selections of walk-in tubs, wheelchair accessible tubs and ADA compliance showers you can have just what you need to regain the comfort and safety of bathing in your home. 

If you are preparing your home as a safe environment  for preventing accidents in the future, we are experts in this field also. 

Falls are the source of the most injuries in bathrooms. 

 1 out of 3 adults, ages 65 and older, fall each year.

People age 75 and older who fall are more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer. 

Rates of fall-related fractures among senior women are more than twice those for men. 

Prevent this by having the right design for your bathroom before an accident occurs in your home. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bathroom injuries result in 235,000 emergency room visits every year in the United States for people aged 15 and older.

Falls are the most common type of injury sustained in the bathroom, leading to four out of every five emergency room visits. While people of every age and ability face risks when using the shower or tub, bathroom injuries are most common among adults 65 years and older.
There are many reasons why older adults face higher risks. As people age, it is common to experience changes in balance, strength, mobility, health and cognition. Each of these factors contributes toward a person’s risk for falls, slips and other bathroom injuries.
Facts about falls and bathroom injuries
Particularly for older adults, falls can lead to devastating and even deadly outcomes. Consider the following facts about falls:
• Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal emergency room visits for people aged 65 and older.
• One-third of older adults who experience a bathroom injury are admitted to a hospital.
• Falls are the most common cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and the second-leading cause of TBI-related deaths.
• Statistics show that 95% of hip fractures are due to falls, with a 50% mortality rate within six months for people aged 65 and older.
• Fall injuries result in an average $36,671 in medical costs per person.
• An alarming 60% of falls occur in the home.
• Of the falls that happen in the home, up to 80% happen in the bathroom.

These statistics might sound alarming, but we also have good news to share…fall prevention is in your hands! There are several ways you can reduce your risk of falling in your home bathroom. You can eliminate many of the risks by remodeling your current bathroom to a Safeway to bathe and minimize accidents waiting to happen.
Call us today and let us show you the many options to help you with your bathroom accessibility needs you may now have or to help prevent future needs.