Project Profile

Accessible Bathroom

The main cause of injury in the patient bathroom is falls. Falls can be caused by incoherence, physical limitations, of patient and space, slippage, and support surfaces. We have addressed a llo f these concerns in our design. the open decentralized layout provides easy access for the independent patient as well as the dependent patient and care-giver. Line-of-sight helps with late-night toileting and disoriented patients. The smooth floor is trated with a non-slip PolyFlor coating and is unobstructed by thresholds or elevation changes. The perimeter drainage system allows water to drain towards the edges of the walls in all directions, thus limiting the potential slip hazards. The wrap-around rail provides support on all sides. It also serves as the rail for the sliding shower seat and can be repurposed as a towel rack.