Accessibility for an Aging Loved One

Updated: May 15, 2018



When you have an aging or disabled parent, it can be difficult to considering living options outside the home and may not be what is best for your loved one. Consumer Reports states that "Most people want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Trouble is, their homes may not be aging as well as they are. Take the bathroom. Because of its hard and slippery surfaces, almost 235,000 people visit the emergency room each year with injuries suffered while bathing, showering, or using the facilities." Caregivers of aging parents are looking at making their parents comfortable within their own home by having their homes follow safety standards.


According to AllHealth Choice, helping your parents “stay in their own home for as long as possible might sound like the most difficult option, but with the proper steps taken it can lead to a less stressful life for you and your loved one.” Obviously, one of those steps is making their bathroom safer and more accessible. AllHealth Choice states that “in order to do this, you may have to do some updating in your loved one’s home.” Updating a bathroom may include adding grab bars, shower seats, a curbless shower, or a wheelchair ramp. These updates can be easily added to most homes by choosing the right expert.


Chapman Custom Baths has a variety of options in bathroom remodeling and can assist you with making your loved one’s home safer, helping them feel more independent and stress-free. Check out our options!