Three quarters of people think the bathroom is the most important area of a home to have mobility equipment and assistive products fitted.
That’s according to a survey of over-65s, commissioned by shower supplier Mira, that has ranked areas in the home where mobility aids would be appreciated.
After the bathroom the survey ranked stairwell, followed by kitchen, living room and finally bedroom.
A fifth (20%) also admitted that the thought of age-proofing their home through the use of items including grab rails and mobility aids sent alarm bells ringing regarding costs.
The survey revealed that 57% of those polled claimed to be house-proud and three quarters agreed that brands “don’t do enough to offer stylish, functional products for those over 65 years old”.
Nearly three quarters (70%) also admitted that they prioritise style over function and most (87%) would rather grow old living independently.
Mira’s survey said: “We’ve shown that when it comes to both physical and mental health, the older generations have much more to give than many might think.
“With the ONS predicting that the number of over 67-year olds in the UK will grow by over 30% between 2016 and 2041, we think brands should be doing more to cater to the needs of a demographic that is feeling younger than ever before.”