Vienna, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/24/2015 -- Nova Kitchen and Baths, a full service, licensed and insured design firm specializing in residential remodeling of kitchen and baths have provided for clients with different needs and specifications. Recently, the company shared advice about safeguarding the bathroom for seniors on the company website (http://novakitchenandbaths.com/services/northern-va-walk-in-tubs/). To accommodate the needs of special clients Nova Kitchen and Bath offers walk-in bathtubs suitable for older adults and people with special needs.
Understanding that people of older age are more prone to slipping and falling in the bathroom, the Northern Virginia walk in tubs offered by Nova are designed to be easier for such people to use and minimize the chances of an accident from happening. The Nova Kitchen and Bath website states that 70% of slip and fall accidents occur in the bathroom and about every 2.3 seconds, a senior over the age of 65 takes a fall. These falls can result in hip fractures or worse. Also, fractures at such an age take to heal and can be dire. The best course of action to deal with such accidents is to prevent them from happening in the first place by altering a bathroom to meet the age-related needs of older people.
The company spokesperson said: "Accidents happen, especially for older adults. As we age the chances of having any type of slip and fall accident greatly increases for a variety of reasons. Our balance changes, it becomes more difficult to move around, etc. And as we age, or prepare to take on the needs of an aging parent, it's important to safeguard our homes. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, but bathroom slips and falls are at the top of the list when researching the statistics. Hip fracture is the most common injury related to falls in older people, statistic show that falls are the leading cause of death due to injury."
Other than installing walk-in bathtubs which are similar to walk in showers, Nova Kitchen and Baths remodeling experts suggest installing railings and handle grips at different points in the bathroom according to need. Also changing a floor surface to the slip-resistant kind will reduce falls.
About NOVA Kitchen and Bath
With an extensive background in the intricacies of service-oriented work, NOVA Kitchen and Baths creates an affordable and unique kitchen and bathroom designs for their clients. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau at http://www.bbb.com. Their goal is to provide each and every client with exciting and functional designs, quality products and superior service.
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