Future Proofing Your Bathroom: How & Why
There are almost 12 million people aged 65 and over in the UK, including over 500,000 who are aged over 90. This statistic is only going to increase, but what percentage of this aging population have thought about future proofing their home? Apparently only one fifth.
What is future proofing?
Future proofing is an adaptation to ensure that something is fit for the future, even if circumstances should change. In this case, we are discussing the importance of future-proofing your bathroom, particularly as the population are becoming older.
Why does your bathroom need future proofing?
The elderly and other people who suffer from limited mobility are particularly prone to slips and falls, with one third of over 65s experiencing at least one fall in their home each year. Slippery surfaces and other hazards make the bathroom a place where the elderly can be prone to falling over. Since the bathroom is used so frequently in every home, it is important to undertake safety precautions for the future.
Why an Easy2Bathe is the perfect way to future proof your bathroom
Fit for today, fit for the future
Your bath can still be used conventionally even once an Easy2Bathe has been installed. This means that your bath will still be fit for use now, but it will also be fit for use in the future too. Due to the fact that the Easy2Bathe is compact, your family will still be able to use the bath conventionally too.
Enjoy the benefits of a warm, relaxing bath
A relaxing bath can offer you plenty of benefits. The warmth of the water can temporarily relieve aches and pains and help to decrease inflammation and swelling. Not only this, a warm bath can also help to rehydrate you and improve blood circulation!
Full-depth independent bathing
Unlike some other bathing aids, the Easy2Bathe allows you to enjoy a full-depth bathing experience. This means that you will be able to relax whilst soaking your whole body, not just parts of it. Another great thing about bath lifts is that unlike with walk-in baths, you don’t need to wait for the bath to empty before exiting. This minimises the risk of getting cold before you can get dry.
So many safety features
The Easy2Bathe bath lift is designed with its customers in mind. This means that there is an abundance of safety features to ensure that you are able to enjoy comfortable and safe bathing experiences. These include:
- Grab rails: the built-in grab rail is the perfect balancing aid for when you are entering and exiting the bath!
- Non slip, retractable transfer belt: the transfer belt is made from non-slip material to ensure you maximum safety when entering and exiting the bath. The belt can also be easily retracted, meaning that your family are still able to use your bath conventionally.
- In-built transfer seat: this offers you somewhere to sit when transferring onto the bath lift. This means that you don’t have to lift your legs over the side of the bath tub!
- Temperature gage: the in-built temperature gage allows you to see the temperature of the bath water without having to reach into the bath. This minimises the risk of scolding.
Of course, upgrading your entire bathroom can be costly. Not only can it cost a great deal of money, but it can cost a lot of valuable time too. On the other hand, the Easy2Bathe fits onto your current bath, meaning that there is no need to make any drastic changes to your existing bathroom.
Easy & free to install
Not only is a bath-lift much cheaper to purchase than a whole new bathroom, we also offer free installations on all of our bath lifts. Our fitters install in less than one hour too!
Find out more!
Are you interested in finding out more about how an Easy2Bathe could help you to future-proof your bathroom? Simply click here to request your FREE brochure, or give our team a call on 0800 083 0036 today!