According to the government’s latest disability prevalence figures, there were an estimated 11.6m people living with a disability in the UK in 2011/12, with around 6.5m of those suffering from impaired mobility. As these figures rose steadily year on year throughout the preceding decade, it’s likely that they are set to rise even further in the coming years. Additionally, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over rose from 15% to 16% over the last 25 years (equating to a total increase of 1.5m), and experts predict that the number of those aged 85 or older is also set to rise, reaching 3.2m by the year 2033, and accounting for 5% of the overall UK population. This means that it is becoming increasingly more vital to make sure homes can be readily adapted by experienced professionals who are experts in their trade, in order to make the everyday lives of the elderly and disabled safer and more convenient. A disbaled bathroom adaptation can achieve just that.
Although many elderly and disabled people are looked after by carers or family members, the percentage of the elderly living alone rose by 10% between 2001 and 2011, and with 13% of those aged 60-74 reporting difficulty bathing, the fear of slipping and falling in the bath or from the toilet is a daily concern. Having the necessary bathroom adaptations installed can make the world of difference, helping to mitigate this fear and allowing them to live more independently in their own homes.
AES National has an extensive team of experienced designers and plumbers, who are on hand to install a range of appliances to make your bathroom (or your loved one’s bathroom) both safe and stylish.
Our bathroom installations and disabled adaptations include:
Walk in Bathtubs
The side of a walk in bathtub is fitted with a door, allowing those with impaired mobility to access it without needing to lift their leg over the threshold of the tub. As the door is completely sealed, there is no risk of water spillage whatsoever, and the bathtub’s fast drainage capabilities mean that there is minimal waiting needed before being able to exit.
Grab bars can be fitted to a bathtub, shower, sink or toilet, giving you a sturdy object with which to steady yourself while lowering and lifting yourself. Our experts will help you to choose a bar that is safe for your weight and the correct size for your bathroom to accommodate, in addition to how many individual bars you will need.
Wet Room and Vinyl Flooring
Wet rooms have a wide range of benefits, from improving accessibility to increasing the value of your home. However, as they essentially turn the entire bathroom into a washing area, great care must be taken to ensure that yours has the correct flooring. We not only fit non-slip title flooring to pre-existing wet rooms, but can also install underfloor heating to make sure that they remain warm and that the area dries out as quickly as possible. If you don’t own a wet room, however, we also fit stylish bathroom vinyl flooring, which is comfortable, durable and entirely waterproof, helping to keep you safe from slipping.
Most recently, we have designed and fitted two quality bathrooms at the Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge, Suffolk. AES National Managing Director, Marcus Horner, comments, “we are incredibly proud of the quality of our bathroom installations. Not only do our engineers and plumbers have the experience and qualifications for both design and installation, but we also have the knowhow to help the elderly and disabled to feel safer and more confident in their own homes.” For a free quotation, or more information about our wide range of disabled bathroom adaptations, get in touch with our friendly and helpful staff by calling 01473 320 350 or emailing email@example.com – We look forward to hearing from you.
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