Aging In Place With Universal Bathroom Design
Certified Aging-In Place Specialist
Baths by RJ was one of the first building industry professionals in Northern Virginia to have earned the NAHB certification as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Baths By RJ works closely with occupational therapists to understand the current and future needs of their clients. When designing a bathroom for individuals interested in aging in place, Ricki Weber will assist you in making the necessary bathroom remodeling choices to help you stay in your home safely and securely.
Aging In Place Bathroom Design for Access, Safety, and Function
Access – If you are an individual who uses a wheelchair or other mobility device this is a primary area of concern. Expanding bathroom doorways for mobility devices and having adequate floor space in the bathroom to maneuver is essential. Unobstructed shower access that doesn’t have an entry way obstruction such as a lip.
Safety – Slip-resistant flooring is number one on our list of must-haves for safety in any bathroom remodel. Likewise, grab bars should be installed in showers/tubs and near toilets for stabilization. Installing a taller toilet to prevent users from having to squat lower just to sit down.
Function – Install hand held shower heads that allow for ease of use while sitting. An open or floating vanity allows wheelchair user’s closer access to the sink and from a design concept looks beautiful. Selecting a single lever style faucet which can be without having to turn a knob by hand.
Serving Northern Virginia including:
Falls Church, Annandale, Lake Barcroft, Sleepy Hollow, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Reston, Herndon, Vienna, Oakton, Oak Hill, Chantilly, Centreville and the surrounding areas.
To schedule a free consultation with Ricki Weber, Aging in Place Specialist; who takes pride in a job well done, who knows that communication is essential to the success of a great bathroom remodeling experience, call 703-352-8680.