Bathroom Remodeling for Washington, D.C. Seniors
Washington D.C. homeowners. In addition to the work that we do within the city limits, we proudly serve people in surrounding communities like North Bethesda, Reston, McLean, Rockville, and Silver Spring. There are many different reasons why people engage us to complete bathroom remodeling projects. However, there is one demographic trend that is significantly impacting the home remodeling business.
Aging in Place
During the years immediately following World War II, there were an unprecedented number of babies born. This phenomenon was dubbed the “baby boom,” and we now call people that were born between 1946 to 1964 “baby boomers.” If you do the math, you can see that these individuals are now middle-aged folks that are getting closer and closer to their mid-60s.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the majority of senior citizens will someday need help with their day-to-day activities. Many will reside in nursing homes and assisted living communities, and these facilities are very expensive. Medicare does not pay for long-term care, so the financial side of the equation is daunting. Plus, most senior citizens would simply prefer to remain within the comfortable confines of their own homes.
This is where bathroom remodeling can enter the picture to save money and allow seniors to stay put. As bathroom remodeling professionals, we are very well versed in the “aging in place” concept. There are many different things that can be done to allow seniors with mobility challenges to be able to function comfortably, safely, and efficiently within their bathrooms.
Arthritis strikes many elders, and it can be difficult for sufferers to turn conventional faucets. A bathroom remodeling project can include the addition of lever faucets instead. The installation of grab bars and handrails in strategic places can be part of the transformation, and a conversion to chair-height toilets can allow seniors to lower and raise their bodies with minimal effort. Points of entry into bathtubs and showers can also be changed to accommodate the needs of seniors. These are a few of the things that can be done, but there are many more.
Contact Glickman Design Build!
If you would like to discuss a potential project with a knowledgeable member of our team, you can reach one of our Washington, D.C. bathroom remodeling consultants at 202-792-7320.