Bathroom designs for the elderly

The bathroom layout, its design, fixtures, and fittings are probably one of the most important spaces within a dwelling where one should maximise access and minimise risks.

The term “ageing in place” or “age in place” is a term we come across in most marketing material for services and or accommodation for the elderly these days. There is a variety of definitions to be found for the meaning of this popular term.

The relevance of this term and its definition within the built environment is to enable an ageing person to remain independent.  With or without support services, within their existing dwelling, enabled through creative design, layout, and functionality, which will enable our ageing population to age and reside within their existing communities, environment, social and support structures.

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