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Published on November 26, 2008

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Design for Elderly and Disabled Environments : Design for Elderly and Disabled Environments Making Homes More Comfortable and Accessible Bathroom Part 4 of 10 Content: Bathrooms : Content: Bathrooms Common Barriers Mirror/Medicine Cabinet Shower Head Wall Reinforcement Shower/Bathroom Door Base Cabinet Floor Surface Toilet Lavatories Lavatory Faucet Replacement General Information Common Barriers in Bathrooms : Common Barriers in Bathrooms Mirror & Cabinet too high Knob handles hard to reach & grip Fixed shower head Sliding glass door Grab bars Limited floor space Common Barriers in Bathrooms : Common Barriers in Bathrooms Slippery Floor Door too narrow Threshold too high Cabinets restrict wheelchair access Toilet too high Knob handles Towel bar inaccessible Remodeled BathroomMirror/Medicine Cabinet : Remodeled BathroomMirror/Medicine Cabinet Mirror/medicine cabinet installed 36”- 40” Model at least 36” tall Remodeled Bathroom: Shower Head : Remodeled Bathroom: Shower Head Install a regular head with a “T” diverter valve or a spigot if needed. Remodeled Bathroom: Wall Reinforcement : Remodeled Bathroom: Wall Reinforcement Consider wall reinforcement for future grab bars Reinforcing may be done for entire wall with plywood or other structural boards Solid wood backing in locations where designed by ANSI &/or ADAAG standards Remodeled Bathroom: Shower/Bathroom Door Replacement : Remodeled Bathroom: Shower/Bathroom Door Replacement Use shower curtain Consider trackless door Remodeled Bathroom: Base Cabinet : Remodeled Bathroom: Base Cabinet Use removable cabinet Cabinet could be reinstalled if knee space no longer needed Countertop must be mounted on wall with support brackets Pipe protection installed between wall support brackets Remodeled Bathroom: Toilet : Remodeled Bathroom: Toilet Locate toilet 18” from side walls Consider installing wall reinforcement for future grab bars Toilet seat spacer addition Slide 14: One toilet uses warm water for washing and warm air for drying. This is helpful for those who have difficulties using tissue. Remodeled Bathroom: Grab Bar : Remodeled Bathroom: Grab Bar Consider a vertical bar on the end wall. The higher level bars are used by people transferring into the tub. The lower bar is for descending down into the tub. The bar on the opposite of the shower wall may be omitted if a built-in transfer set is installed. Remodeled Bathroom: Grab Bar : Remodeled Bathroom: Grab Bar The diameter of the grab bar should be between 1-1/4” to 1-1/2”. The distance between the grab bar and the wall should be 1-1/2”. Grab Bars must support 250 lbs. sustained load. Remodeled Bathroom: Grab Bar at Toilet : Remodeled Bathroom: Grab Bar at Toilet The side mounted bar to be a minimum of 42” long. The rear mounted bar to be 24” to 36” long. Grab Bars should be mounted on a reinforced wall at a height of 33” to 36” from the floor. Remodeled Bathroom: Lavatories : Remodeled Bathroom: Lavatories Lavatories fixtures should have front-to-back depth of at least 17” Top of rim should be no higher than 34” above floor & not lower than 29” Remodeled Bathroom: Lavatories : Remodeled Bathroom: Lavatories Locate the fixture close to the front edge to reduce the reach to the faucet and basin Remodeled Bathroom: Lavatories: Faucet Replacement : Remodeled Bathroom: Lavatories: Faucet Replacement Use lever or asymmetrical handles that do not require gripping to operate Single lever type faucet is easiest for most people to use Models with a high temperature stop are available to prevent accidental scalding Remodeled Bathroom: General : Remodeled Bathroom: General Use threshold not higher than 1/4” Bathroom door should swing out to provide extra floor space Use non-skid & slip-resistant surfaces

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