Plumbing Safety Tips for Elderly People

Plumbing Safety Tips for Elderly People

As we grow older the dailies tasks of keeping your home clean and safe becomes increasingly more difficult.Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions are able to modify plumbing products in the home to help alleviate some issue that can be demanding with older age.

Here are a few recommended products and solutions that will keep elderly people safer in their homes:

Special bathtubs

The bathtub can be a dangerous place for the elderly. As the surface is wet and slippery. Getting in and out of the tub becomes challenging which is why a special bathtub, such as a walk in tub, is recommended. Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions can help with this installation. If installing a walk in tub isn’t an option, alternatives include a shower transfer bench that has one side out of the tub and one inside the tub and a tub grip that provides stability in order to step in and out of the tub more safely.

Handheld shower heads

If you do decide to use a handheld shower heads, it’s advisable to also use a handheld shower head, which makes it easier for the water flow to reach all parts of the body. The handheld shower head should ideally have a switch that restricts water flow when necessary.

Toilet seat raiser

A toilet seat raiser boosts the toilet seat from the bottom and only needs to be installed once. Some modifications may be necessary and Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions can help with this. Other options are padded, raised toilet seats and bedside commodes if a trip to the bathroom in itself is too troublesome.

Adaptive kitchen and bathroom layouts

In some cases, it may be worthwhile to invest in a new kitchen and bathroom layouts. It’s possible to redesign the kitchen and bathroom to be more accessible so that everything is lower and within reach. For example, installing lower sinks and faucets that are long and easy to reach. Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company can assist in the redesign process to ensure that all plumbing systems will work efficiently.

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