Between 1990 and 2020, the population ages 65-74 is projected to grow 74%. With healthy, active Baby Boomers living longer, companies across the country are catering to this important demographic through a variety of products and services.
Dane Quittner, with Rebath has some ideas to help Baby Boomers age in place in not feel the need to move.
Many of these Boomers are not ready to leave the comfort of their homes for retirement villages or assisted living facilities. According to the Administration on Aging, over 60 percent of older persons live in homes that are more than 20 years old and have every intention of staying. Re-Bath, the national bath remodeling company that specializes in new bathtubs, wall surrounds and a variety of patented designs and patterns, has pioneered an entirely new concept in home modification and repair services to accommodate lifestyle changes and increase comfort in elderly clients’ homes.
“The trend today is what is called ‘aging in place’. Many seniors today are growing old at home but unfortunately their houses were built during a time when mobility was not an issue and therefore do not accommodate them anymore.” said Jim Fitlow owner of Rebath of Utah “Our most popular universal design for Baby Boomers is the tub to shower conversion. Not only are we dedicated to making our clients’ new showers functional and beautiful, Re-Bath makes sure the transition is painless – and completed in as little one day.”
The Refreshing Remodel
Savvy Boomers don’t have to sacrifice luxury elements when installing a highly functional bath. The company’s innovative shower base and wall installation process eliminates the cost, mess and stress of a traditional tear-out and replacement. Clients can choose from dozens of colors and styles, including the brand’s six proprietary wall styles adding a personal touch to the newly remodeled shower. With safety in mind, Re-Bath also installs grab bars, shower seats and adjustable height shower heads.
Re-Bath offers several remodeling options with safety in mind:
• ADA approved grab bars allowing for easy entrance
• Shower or bathing seats allow for someone to sit down, eliminating the worry of falling down
• Hand held shower heads help to easily manage water flow and accommodates to different heights
• Single level faucet easily controls water flow and temperature to help prevent scalding.
Safety measures in the bathroom such as bathing seats and grab bars have made quite and impact and have helped change lives,” Fitlow added. “The seat allows someone to sit down, eliminating the worry of falling down, and the grab bars make getting in and out of the shower less complicated.”
The company’s patented installation technology and inventory of 1,000 custom bathtub molds guarantee a perfect, watertight fit. Re-Bath products provide years of trouble-free and maintenance-free service.
While most baths and shower bases are made of acrylic, Re-Bath uses a proprietary approved and tested material called DuraBath™ SSP. Manufactured by Spartech Corporation, the leading producer of engineered plastic and polymer products, DuraBath™ SSP is lauded by industry insiders as a “Solid Surface Polymer that offers superior performance over competitors’ old acrylic/ABS products.”
“Re-Bath enjoys serving the Entire State community with high quality materials and a quick, hassle-free installation experience,” said Fitlow “We’re happy to help local Baby Boomers continue to live their active lifestyles without having to move.”
To contact Re-Bath call 1 800 BATHTUB or visit www.rebathtoday.com