07:29PM | 09/26/01
Member Since: 09/25/01
1 lifetime posts
My family is planning a renovation of my
parents' bathroom to increase my father's
accessibility, due to dx of Alzheimers.
We are searching for recommendations
on shower/bathtub combinations, floor surfaces, toilets and grab bars. Anyone out there who has done this with great success?


12:08PM | 09/27/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hi Jaeet,
I have been working in a retirement community for 13 years and 10 years in nursing homes prior to that.Allow me to share with you some very inexpensive ideas which will assist you now as well as down the road.By the way,keep dad at home as long as possible.
The assistive devices you will need are readily available from pharmacies,mail order,and even department stores.Shower chair,grab bars,raised toilet seats,and shower spray hoses are usually what you need.You shouldn't need to make alterations to anything except the tub if there is trouble getting in and out.
Although you don't need it yet,please link up with a nursing home or retirement community as well as a local home health agency.Most individuals in this business will offer advice now with the possibility you'll need them in the future.For example,the devices you'll need at home may cost you nothing depending on medicare eligibility and so on(that part is not my area of expertise).A home health agency or visiting nurse may take a look at the bathroom and make their recommendations as well.
This is all pretty exhausting mentally so please do seek the help of others.You may also wish to visit .Best wishes!

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon