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Bathroom Safety

The bathroom can present numerous hazards for seniors, making safety measures essential to prevent accidents and ensure comfort. By incorporating specially designed products, we can significantly reduce the risk of slips and falls, providing peace of mind and promoting independence. At HomeJoy Handyman, we specialize in installing a range of bathroom safety products tailored to meet the unique needs of senior individuals, ensuring their bathroom is both safe and accessible.

Bathroom Safety
safeway step

Safeway Step

The Safeway Step is an innovative solution that converts a traditional bathtub into a safer, more accessible walk-in shower.

Features: It involves cutting a section of the bathtub wall and installing a step-through insert, reducing the height one needs to step over to enter the tub. This modification greatly minimizes the risk of tripping.

Installation Guide: The process includes measuring the tub, cutting out the section, and securely installing the step-through insert. Professional installation is recommended to ensure a watertight seal and proper fit.

Walk-in Bathtubs

Walk-in bathtubs are designed with a door that opens, allowing seniors to walk in rather than step over the side, making bathing safer and more comfortable.

Features: These tubs include built-in seating, handrails, non-slip surfaces, and often have therapeutic features like water jets.

Installation Guide: Installation involves removing the existing bathtub, adjusting plumbing as needed, and fitting the walk-in tub. It’s crucial to ensure the door seals properly to prevent leaks.

Bath Seats

Bath Seats

Bath seats provide a stable and comfortable place to sit while bathing, reducing the risk of falls. Installing grab bars near the wall of bath seats facilitates seniors to sit and get up easily.

Features: Available in various designs, including fixed, foldable, and transfer seats, they often include non-slip feet and adjustable height settings.

Installation Guide: Most bath seats require no permanent installation; they simply need to be placed in the bathtub or shower and adjusted to the desired height.

Bath Lifts

Bath lifts are motorized seats that lower and raise the user in and out of the bathtub, making it easier and safer to bathe.

Features: These lifts are battery-operated, with waterproof controls, and provide smooth, gentle movement. They are designed to fit most standard bathtubs.

Installation Guide: Bath lifts typically require minimal installation, involving securing the lift to the tub and ensuring the controls are easily accessible.

Non-Slip Mats and Strips

These mats and adhesive strips provide a non-slip surface in the bathtub, shower, and bathroom floor, reducing the risk of slips and falls.

Features: Made from rubber or textured materials, these products are easy to install and maintain. Place non-slip mats in the tub or shower and apply adhesive strips to the bathroom floor where extra traction is needed.

Raised Toilet Seats

Raised Toilet Seats

Raised toilet seats make it easier for seniors to sit down and stand up from the toilet, reducing the strain on joints and muscles.

Features: These seats come in various heights and may include additional handrails for extra support.

Installation Guide: Raised toilet seats are typically easy to install, attaching securely to the existing toilet bowl.

Anti-Scald Devices

Anti-Scald Devices

These devices regulate water temperature to prevent accidental burns from hot water.

Features: They can be installed on faucets and shower heads to maintain a safe water temperature.

Installation Guide: Installation involves attaching the device to the existing plumbing fixtures.