9 smart ways to make a home safer for your ageing parents
Ideally, you would have a step-free entry into your shower stall and a bench inside for seating. “We recently built a custom shower for a client, and the biggest reason for doing it was to add a built-in bench,” says builder Nate Bruen. If that kind of renovation isn’t in the cards, a free-standing shower seat is a budget-friendly option. Grab bars are essential when caring for ageing parents, especially if they will need to step up into the shower or bathtub.