Senior Bathroom Safety Creates New Industry

Bathroom accessibility and safety for seniors is a major concern, especially with the growing, aging population. By 2030 there will be 72.1 million seniors 65 or older, more than twice the 2000 number. And because many will want to age in place, their homes will need to be remodelled. Washroom renovation will prove to be an in-demand industry.

Northwest Exteriors, a California-based company, announced that it will be providing hydrotherapy walk-in tubs.

Tom Orr, president of Northwest Exteriors told PRWeb: "With these tubs, we believe we can provide our customers a safe and affordable option for their bathrooms, which are both attractive and extremely functional."

Senior safety is an issue. The bathroom is a place where many accidents occur getting in and out of a slippery tub. The new tubs will assist seniors and the special needs population to step in and step out of the tub or shower. The bathroom renovations will help seniors maintain their independence in home, rather than moving in an assisted living residence.

"For over 15 years we have delivered quality window, doors, cabinets and siding and this expansion to tubs will deliver the same high quality products and excellent customer service for which the Northwest Exterior brand is known," Mr. Orr told PRWeb.

The tubs will provide hydrotherapy to help with arthritis, diabetes and soft-tissue problems. A ceramic heating element offers warm air to maintain water temperature and warms the surface. Northwest Exteriors believes their tubs could indefinitely delay seniors' entry into Continuing Care and Assisted Living residences.