BathMasters: Senior Citizens at High Risk for Bathroom Injuries

Take a look at this new article just published on NBCrightnow.com!

Falls and fall-related injuries for older adults are a major cause of emergency room visits, loss of independence and even death. BathMasters founder Gregory Norman offers insight into the recommended preventive measures that can be used to decrease the likelihood of older adults falling in the bathroom.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 13, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that an elderly American falls every second.(1) Comprising 55% of all unintentional injury deaths, falls are the leading cause of injury or death among Americans aged 65 and over.(2) Despite this risk, the elderly rebuff losing their independence: senior citizens have a greater fear of moving into a nursing home than of death.(7) Greg Norman, founder of BathMasters, says there are several preventive measures that can be taken to preserve senior citizens’ independence while also ensuring their safety.

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The BathMasters Team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Here's some of the team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL. It's the largest kitchen and bath show in the world!

It's put on by the National Kitchen & Bath Association of which we are long-standing members. Going to the show allows us to stay current with and provide all the newest trends and products. 

And, we always have a great time! 

Some of the team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL

Some of the team at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL

Homeowners Hiring Unlicensed Contractors Face Fines up to $5K - BathMasters Offers Solutions

Take a look at this new article just published on ABC-7.com!

Hiring unlicensed contractors is not only illegal, but can also result in shoddy workmanship, legal fines and additional costs to fix anything not up to standard. Gregory Norman, founder of BathMasters, offers the benefits and advantages of hiring a licensed contractor with proper training.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 26, 2017

Hiring an unlicensed contractor leaves homeowners at risk of several financial and legal ramifications. People caught knowingly hiring unlicensed workers face fines up to $5,000; in many cases, the work of these contractors is often poor and requires the expertise of a licensed contractor to make the repairs – costing homeowners more money for the job than if they’d hired the correct person in the first place.1 According to the Cost vs. Value 2017 report, the average midrange cost to remodel a bathroom in Tampa, FL. is $16,822 with that renovation providing a resale value of $10,391 and a recouped cost of 61.8 percent.2 Due to the amount of money being invested into this type of project, Gregory Norman, founder of BathMasters, says consumers should heed the warnings and think twice before doing business with an unlicensed contractor.

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BathMasters Donates to The Community Learning Center!

As part of BathMasters “give back to the community program”, we have become a monthly sponsor to The Community Learning Center located at 1411 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater. The Community Learning Center is a non-profit that has served students throughout Florida for over 17 years. They provide the one-on-one academic help many young people need and is priced so anyone who wants help can get it. They work with children in Pre-K through 12th grade. They put together specially-tailored tutoring programs for each child.

To learn more about The Community Learning Center visit: http://www.communitylearningcentertutoring.com/

Greg and Aaron giving a check to Holly Haggerty, Executive Director of The Community Learning Center

Greg and Aaron giving a check to Holly Haggerty, Executive Director of The Community Learning Center

Greg and Aaron getting a tour of The Community Learning Center

Greg and Aaron getting a tour of The Community Learning Center

Staying Productive at Every Age

In this day and age, people are working and being productive well past their “retirement age”. People in their 60s, 70s and even 80s have a whole lifetime of experience to offer employers or non-profits. Their work ethic is excellent and they make reliable employees. More important is that people who have worked a lifetime have so much experience to share and can be amazing assets. Many people finally get to do the things they really want to do such as tutoring kids, helping at the Animal League, creating Community Gardens, etc. and are very valuable to the community.

80 years old and still going strong!

80 years old and still going strong!

So, if you are getting over the age of 60, you want to ensure that you will be able to continue to contribute in the way you want and live the way you want because you are a valuable member of the community.  Of course, taking care of your health through nutrition and exercise is extremely important but what about safety in the home? One accident could set you back and make doing all the things you want to do impossible.

That is where we come in. We are certified aging in place specialists or CAPS for short. This certification means that the contractor has been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. The CAPS program goes beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas, and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions. CAPS graduates pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service.

Slipping and/or falling in the bathroom is not exclusive to people over 60. Children and adults of all ages have had the circumstance to “almost fall” or “catch themselves” or fall in the tub. Unfortunately, falls are not as easily recuperated from as we get older and may create much inconvenience and loss of productive time.

Please call us at (727) 333-7997 for a free in-home consultation to go over your concerns in your bathroom set-up or visit our showroom at 2260 Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater to check out some of the most modern materials and ideas in Bathroom remodeling.