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Best shower design for elderly - non slip

8 years ago

My husband is 84 and recently broke his hip. Before he comes home from rehab I need to rework the shower to allow him to enter with a walker. I'm concerned because our shower floor is tile and slippery.

I have used suction cup plastic thingys to make it less slippery. Now things have changed.

I plan to call a contractor to find a way to remodel the shower so he can safely use it. I figure there should be a grab bars but think I need to remove the shower doors. Shower curtains??

I did look online at handicap showers and do not think I need to install something so different.

My main concern is about the floor. What flooring for a shower is less slippery than tile? I was thinking granite as it has a rougher texture. I'm hoping with physical therapy, he will recover to full mobility in the future. I do not want to install a handicap shower.


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