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Accessible Bathroom

Bathroom Modifications in Chatham, New Jersey

Bathroom Renovations

For Safety, Accessibility, and Confidence.

MINIMIZING THE HAZARDS OF THE BATHROOM

The bathroom can be the most dangerous room in the home of an aging adult or differently-abled person.

The following are some of the questions you would need to address:

  • Are there non-slip surfaces?
  • Is there enough clear floor space for aided mobility?
  • Does your loved one use a cane or a walker?
  • Is the bathroom a safe place for them when using their mobility equipment?
  • Are the controls for the bathtub and shower reachable, easy to use, and require minimal effort to operate?
  • Where are the grab bars in the bathroom?
  • Are there grab bars near the toilet, shower, and tub?
  • Is a shower chair available and convenient?
  • Is there ample space around the toilet?

Common Problems

  • Narrow entry doors.
  • Lack of turning space.
  • Lack of maneuvering space to the side of the toilet.
  • Toilet location obstructs bathing fixture.
  • No knee space below the sink.
  • No reinforcing in walls for grab bars.

Bathroom Solutions

  • 5’ by 5’ clear floor space in the bathroom
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Bathroom size of at least 5’ by 8’
  • Broadly applied bands of reinforcement inside walls around toilets and bath fixtures for installation of grab bars
  • Textured grab bars by toilet, bathtub, and shower
  • Offset controls in shower/tub to minimize bending and reaching
  • 48” by 56” toilet space with centerline of toilet 18” from side wall
  • Shower bench
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Curbless shower, with non-slip surface and fold-down seat
  • Doors that can be unlocked from the outside
  • A bathroom telephone
  • Rounded counter edges
  • Barrier-free showers
  • Walk-in Tubs

We offer a wide variety of bathroom safety and accessibility solutions offered on any scale. We also provide complete bathroom remodeling projects.

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Bathroom Safety

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  • We install grab bars to give you a surface to grasp while moving within the bathroom
  • We provide hand-held showers for individuals who cannot entirely stand alone in the bathtub
  • We offer an array of shower benches
  • We can transform your current tub into a step-in tub

Benefits of Step-In Tubs

  • Can be done on any tub, including fiber glass, steel, and even cast iron.
  • Installed in less than one day
  • Greatly reduces the possibility of falls.
  • Enables easy step-in access.
  • Costs a fraction of the price of remodeling.
  • Ideal for homes, apartments, senior living communities, and hotels.

Bathroom Assessment

Do you have trouble with the following? Solutions to Consider
Getting in and out of the bathtub?
  • Grab bars and tub bars.
  • Dual grip bars.
  • Extra-long non-slip bathtub mats.
Sitting down and getting up from the tub?
  • Bath lift.
  • Walk-in tubs
  • Swivel bath seats.
  • Transfer benches.
  • Bath systems.
Navigating the entry? With secure footing?
  • Grab bars near the entrance and on the wall.
  • Extra space in and around sink and toilet.
  • Remove throw rugs.
  • Non-slip flooring.
Standing at the sink?
  • Hemi walkers.
  • Accessible sinks.
  • Shower benches.
Getting on and off the toilet?
  • Raised toilet seats.
  • Stand bars.
  • Hand grips.
  • Non-slip flooring.
  • Safety frames.
Replacing toilet tissue on the holder?
  • Pivoting toilet paper holder.
Reaching and effectively using toilet tissue?
  • Rolling toilet paper holders.
  • Toilet hygiene aids.
  • Inspection mirrors.
  • Bidets.
  • Reachers and grabbers.
  • Toilet paper holder with grab bars.
Reaching and cleaning thoroughly? Standing while showering?
  • Reachers
  • Hand-held showers.
  • Easy grip razors and tooth brushes.
Accessing the shower?
  • Barrier-free showers.
Having difficulties with grooming task because of dexterity limitations?
  • Hands-free hair dryers.
  • Weighted grips for toothbrushes, razors, and hair brushes.

Barrier-free Bathrooms

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  • Provide a safe solution for people with reduced balance and mobility.
  • Accessible designs that address multiple requirements.
  • We make sure to understand your needs in order to come up with the ideal designs.

We also design wheelchair accessible bathrooms that accommodate handicapped individuals and are much safer for the entire family.

Walk-in Tubs

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  • Inward opening or cap-like fitted doors that are self-sealing.
  • Chair-height seat or similar to the standard bathroom, has no seat at all.
  • Side walls that raise and lower, while other types have doors that slide in into the wall of the tub.
  • Low step-in and higher seats.
  • Enable the person to pivot his or her legs into the tub while sitting on the seat.
  • Ideal for those with mobility challenges.

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Barrier-free Showers

  • Recommended by medical authorities
  • More hygienic
  • Safer to get in and out of

Roll-In Showers

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  • Individuals can remain in their wheelchair while taking a bath
  • Bathers may either be assisted or left to bathe independently
  • Fitted with a handheld shower and a non-skid flooring
  • Ideal storage space for bathers and caregivers

Existing Tub Retrofits

  • When full shower remodeling isn’t feasible, this makes for the most cost-effective option
  • Creates a safer and more accessible bathing environment
  • Low-threshold shower that provides much easier entryway

For questions and inquiries regarding bathroom safety, feel free to call our trusted representatives at any time. All you have to do is dial 973-607-3211.