Making Bathing Safer for Seniors

In 2008, approximately 21.8 million people aged 15 and up sustained nonfatal, unintentional injuries, resulting in approximately $67.3 billion in lifetime medical costs. Bathrooms are commonly believed to be a particularly hazardous location for injury. Out of the hundreds of thousands of nonfatal bathroom injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments, most injuries were caused by falls and injury rates increased by age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise all people, but especially older adults, to be aware of bathroom activities that are associated with a high risk of injury and of environmental modifications that might reduce that risk. One environmental modification that can greatly reduce the potential for injury in the bathroom is Refinish First.

If you’re considering a walk-in safety bathtub, call the pros at Refinish First . The Refinish First option gives you the same safety, convenience, and independence as expensive walk-in tubs for thousands less. We can install into your existing bathtub without the need for expensive remodeling. It’s suitable for steel, cast iron, fiberglass, acrylic and cultured marble bathtubs. Our one-day installation saves you the headaches of the remodeling needed to install a walk-in tub. We create a 9” deep by 24” wide tub opening to make entry and exit safer and easier. It’s the simplest way to make showering safer. For added safety and confidence, we can also install:

  • Grab bars
  • Curved shower rods
  • Slip-resistant surface
  • Hand-held shower nozzle

Those of us at Refinish First have you and your family’s safety in mind. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we can give you peace of mind and renewed confidence in your step.



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