This job consisted of a simple handrail that aids in negotiating a set of steps into a sunken living area. There was no way to mount them near a wall with the existing layout of the room so we had to get creative with the shape and mounting so they would be very sturdy. The railing had to be low profile enough to to allow the homeowners to entertain guests during piano recitals they host. There was no off the shelf solution for this, so these railing were custom made. I think it shows that Aging in Place solutions can be attractive as well as functional.
This bath update was done to create more space so that the homeowners could access the shower and new right height or comfort height toilet utilizing a walker. A parking and turnaround area was created by removing an existing vanity. A folding grab bar was added next to the toilet and a sliding shower head was installed so the owners could sit during showering. A rotating grab bar/pole combination was also installed so that when the walker was parked the owner could walk himself into the shower with the support of a floor mounted grab bar. Slip resistant floor tiles were also installed to make the wet areas less slippery.
This upgrade consisted of fixing 2 bathrooms for accessibility. The first included a fold down grab bar and rotating pole grab bar next to the new comfort height toilet to help with transfers there and into and out of the tub. Grab bars were also added in the tub/shower. Grab bars and a sliding shower head were installed in the other bathroom along with a sliding shower head and sliding transfer bench to eliminate the step into and out of the shower. That transfer is now more safely accomplished sitting down.
This bathroom update for accessibility features a tub cut. This is a great alternative to replacing the tub or converting to a shower. The current tub is sectioned and an insert is installed to eliminate the large step involved with getting into and out of the tub/shower. This was combined with a sliding transfer bench, sliding shower head and a rotating pole grab bar to make toilet and bathing transfers much safer.
This update created a barrier free wet room. The flooring is all one level making it easily accessible from the bedroom which has no door to the bathroom. A variety of grab bars and shower bench make the toilet and shower transfers safer and easier. Slip resistant tile flooring that slopes to the drain makes slipping less likely. The dual shower heads on a diverter can accommodate anyone and the whole thing is large enough to turn a wheel chair around in.