ADA Certified Bathtub Modifications for the Elderly Chapel Hill, NC

ADA Certified Bathtub Modifications for the Elderly Chapel Hill, NC

When it comes to ADA certified bathtub modifications, Chapel Hill, NC residents are very fortunate to have Orthopedic Service Company on their side.

We make it our mission to make every home more accessible for the elderly and those with mobility impairments.

For that reason, we invite you to contact us as you make your bathroom and your entire home more accessible. While adding in bathroom and other home modifications may be a challenge, it is one that is well worth the effort, especially when you have our expertise to guide you every step of the way.

Plenty of Open Space

When considering Chapel Hill, NC ADA certified bathtub modifications, you have to think about what is going to make your bathtub the most accessible and comfortable for your elderly loved ones.

One guideline you should always follow is to allow for plenty of “clearance” space near the bathtub. The ADA offers certain guidelines for how much space to allow given how the entrance to the bathtub is approached.

In general, though, you want to ensure you have enough room for your loved one to safely and easily enter and exit the bathtub, as well as to move around the bathtub area.

We’re happy to take a look at your current bathroom and bathtub setup and to let you know if you’re allowing enough space or if you need to allow more space. If it’s the latter, we can even come up with plans and options to help.

No Thresholds

A properly designed elderly bathtub will not have any thresholds or ledges that your elderly loved one has to step over. 

This simple change can make your bathtub much safer. There is less of an area to slip and fall over.

Furthermore, not having any kind of curb or threshold can often allow elderly individuals to bathe completely on their own, increasing their sense of freedom and independence.

Seating

A good elderly bathtub should also have a designated seating area for the bather to use. 

This seating area will make it so that the user does not have to fully lower themselves into the bathtub and is never fully submerged in the water, which could prove dangerous if the elderly person has trouble exiting the bathtub.

If you cannot afford a specially designed bathtub, simple and even non-permanent bathtub modifications, like the use of assistive bathing devices, can be extremely helpful. We offer assistive devices like these to help modify your bathroom on a budget.

Contact Us Today

Does your current bathtub or general bathroom setup fall short in any of these areas?

Or, perhaps you just want a free in-home assessment to see how your bathroom “stacks up” in terms of accessibility.

Whatever the case may be, we invite you to contact us today! We’ll ensure your bathroom is as excellent and accessible as it possibly can be for your elderly loved one.