Aging in Place – Safety Modifications to Your Home

Safety Modifications to Your HomeA term or concept that is becoming more and more popular these days is “aging in place” – being able to stay in one’s homes as one grows older. Most likely the aging of a large group of baby boomers has a lot to do with this.

More and more people are concerned about their ability to live comfortably in their homes as they age. In fact, even while they are physically able to maneuver well in their bathrooms and handle their stairs efficiently, they are beginning to plan ahead for days when they may not be able to do so.

Safety in the Bathroom
A Home Safety Council survey revealed that homeowners consider the bathroom the second most dangerous room in the house? Bathroom remodeling for aging in place can help increase safety in the bathroom, and make the bathroom space more usable and comfortable. As for safety, falls are the greatest risk for seniors, so making changes to help prevent them in the bathroom is important.

Walk-in bathtubs and barrier free showers alleviate many of the problems where safety and accessibility are a concern, thus giving people a better chance to age safely and comfortably in their homes.

Healing Benefits of a Walk-in Tub
• Calms high blood pressure
• Eases muscle tension and back pain
• Moisturizes skin conditions like rashes, psoriasis, and eczema
• Reduces inflammation of varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and tendonitis
• Soothes carpal tunnel syndrome & fibromyalgia
• Recommended for rehabilitation from accidents, traumas, and strokes
• Relieves sinus pressure, dry throats, and asthma
• Helps detoxify the body and stimulates the lymphatic system
• Aids digestive problems
• Improves sleep quality and remedies insomnia
• Helps lift depression and anxiety
• Reduces stress, aiding weight loss & immunity

Benefit From Peace of Mind
For those who experience difficulty using a normal bathtub, and who dread slippery shower floors and impossible glass doors, a bliss walk-in therapy tub can be the answer. In addition to the safety benefits, a warm bath brings relaxation, renewed energy and relief from discomfort.

Cardio Benefits
A recent Mayo Clinic study found that soaking in a warm bath increases heart rate while lowering blood pressure. This means you can get some of the health benefits of exercise, but with less strain on your heart. According tot the study, warm water immersion can protect the heart from arrythmias and improve the strength of the heart muscle.

Benefits for Arthritis
According to an Arthritis Foundation publication, warm water therapy offers a gentle setting for exercising your joints. A walk-in tub can help restore strength and delay further damage to sensitive joints.

Back, Hips, and Knees
Warm water therapy and hydro massage are renowned for treating muscles aches, tension and stress. Our massage spa therapy will soothe sore muscle and increase blood flow while the weightlessness of buoyancy allows the body to focus on repair.

Sleep Benefits
Soaking in a warm bath can help easy sleeping disorders, offering you a rich full night’s sleep. Unlike over-the-counter remedies, a walk-in tub lets the body naturally prepare for deep sleep, leaving you refreshed and energized the next morning.

Benefits for the Skin
The strategically placed air jets are designed to gently caress and exfoliate the skin. You will enjoy the refreshing sensation of a full body scrub with Bliss air jet therapy that gives your skin a breath of fresh air by opening the pores, helping to give you a radiant complexion.

Aroma & Chroma Therapy
The benefits of aromatherapy are both simple and profound. Our sense of smell is one of the strongest forms of memory and stress relief, so only a tiny drop of fragrance can stimulate the mind and reinforce the body’s natural defenses. Research has revealed that light, natural or artificial, can aid mood and circadian rhythm imbalance, lifting depression. Both options can easily be included in your Bliss Walk-in Bathtub.

Whether you’re remodeling due to a disability or just planning for the future, keeping safety and accessibility in mind are always necessary. Your safety is our first concern when analyzing home modifications for aging in place. At Curtis Allen Designs, we are fully qualified to help you regain your independence at home.


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