by Stacey Eskelin
August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day! And anyone who is a senior or cares for a senior knows the most important thing about getting older is holding onto much-needed independence. Part of that independence means having the freedom to “age safely in place,” which is something that Paul and Jonee Barnett of Miracle Method Surface Refinishing take very much to heart. “Bathrooms are a potential hazard to seniors,” Jonee explains. “In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, one in three slip and fall accidents for adults sixty-five and over happen in the bathroom. That’s what motivated us to come up with a bathroom safety solution to reduce the danger of slipping and falling when getting in and out of a bathtub.”
The Easy Step® Bathroom Safety Package, which is installed in one day by a certified technician, doesn’t require a messy pull-out, re-plumb, and reconstruction. It begins with an easy access cut-out into your existing tub, turning it into a walk-in tub and making it safer to step through instead of trying to clamber over the side. “We can retrofit the Easy Step® with or without a door,” Paul says.
“And we can install it in porcelain, steel, fiberglass or acrylic tubs. Then we apply the same slip-resistant Miracle Method surface to the bottom of your tub that national hotel chains like the Marriott commission us to use. After that, we secure two ADA-approved safety grab bars. They are an important part of our safety package. Additional options include a curved shower rod, hand-held shower nozzle, and a tub chair.”
In addition to being affordable, Miracle Method Surfaces are also beautiful. They come in a variety of colors, so if you are looking for another reason to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, you can easily spruce up your existing tub and tile with Natural Accents™, a finish with the multicolor appearance and texture of stone. “Don’t wait until there’s a problem to try to come up with a solution,” Jonee says. “Let us give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have done everything you can for you and your loved ones.”
Miracle Method Surface Refinishing
603 Murphy Road (by appointment only)