Designer Bathrooms for the Handicapped or Mobility Impaired
Most of us some day will face the challenge of aging and losing mobility. In an earlier article, Furniture Fashion discussed ADA bathrooms designed for aging in place. The reality for many of us is that we may have to make changes to our homes to accommodate our aging. The good news is that there is still a way to be “chic” and have a bathroom that does not look like it belongs in a hospital. The Auxilium is an example where function and style combine to provide a nice bathroom. First off, I like the white rails as a nice contrast to the typical stainless steel or nickel models. You can see that rails are strategically placed near the toilet, shower, and sink to provide extra stability. I also like the extra bar underneath the sink which can provide a place to hang a towel or a place to rest a cane against. The shower floor is flush with the bathroom floor which provides additional safety as it is not necessary to step into the shower area. The alarming facts are that many people have falls in bathrooms where hips and other bones are broken. The bathroom remains one of the most dangerous places in a home for handicapped individuals or those with limited mobility, but that does not mean that you have to leave style behind.