Nowadays, majority of people are becoming more and more aware of the wellbeing for the elderly and the disabled ones. More and more homebuilders and designer are trying and innovating ways for a better accommodation that includes how they design bathrooms. Bathrooms for the elderly and disabled ones these days will usually incorporate one of these 2 modern designs.
The first one is the retro-fit toilet. This kind of toilet gives an easy access for the elderly and the disabled ones with its extender. The extender helps to modify the toilet height to better suit the needs of the elderly and the disabled. This works so well for those who have difficulty of lowering them self to sit on the toilet and those who are on a wheelchair. This toilet design is usually accompanied with a side grab bar for holding and an easily reachable flush valve.
The second one is the accessible shower. There is a fold-up bench with a bar right under the shower head. The shower head can be adjusted according to the most suitable height for the elderly and the disabled as it is attached on a sliding bar for easy adjustment. The shower valve is placed on a reachable height for easy operation.
A modernly designed bathroom that incorporates a retro-fit toilet or an accessible shower is considered a universal design. This is a concept that a bathroom design is considered universal because anyone can use it easily and conveniently.