Bathrooms for the Elderly
Comfort, usability and safety are key when it comes to planning a
bathroom suitable for use by elderly members of the family.
Easy-to-use Basin Faucets with added
All our single-lever faucets feature GROHE
SilkMove® technology. A wide operating angle ensures
smooth and effortless one-hand control of the water temperature and
High-spout faucets deliver water in a comfortable position and can
be found in our Essence and
Concetto collections. Our Atrio
collection includes a model with a swivel spout, which can be moved
to the side of the basin – perfect if you are washing your
Temperature limiters inside our basin mixers can be adjusted once
the faucet has been installed. These work by reducing the movement
of the faucet handle to the left side, thereby limiting the hot
For added safety, GROHE single-lever basin faucets can be fitted
with Grohtherm Micro – a discreet thermostat that
protects against scalding should the water supply change while the
faucet is in use. It fits below the basin and can be retrofitted
Safety and Ergonomics in the Shower
As we age our skin becomes thinner and the risk of scalding
increases. Our thermostatic shower mixers feature GROHE
TurboStat®. This ensures that the temperature of the
shower water remains constant for the duration of your shower,
regardless of any fluctuations in the water supply. A SafeStop
button prevents the temperature from accidentally being raised
above 38º Celsius.
GROHE CoolTouch® technology ensures that the
surface temperature of our thermostats and the handles of our hand
showers is never higher than that of the mixed water.
Concealed thermostatic shower mixers allow you the flexibility to
install the mixer at a comfortable height and in a convenient
location, such as close to the shower entrance.
Adjustable Installation Frames for Comfort
Our Rapid SL sanitary installation frames offer a
number of features that increase user comfort in the bathroom.
Frames for wall-hung toilets feature adjustable feet – designed
primarily to cope with uneven floor surfaces, they can also be used
to elevate the height of the toilet bowl to a more comfortable
height of 46cm from the floor.
A frame designed for wall mounting basins 80cm from the floor
(instead of 85cm) is suitable for wheelchair users. Components are
also available for the safe installation of grab rails.
Easy-to-use toilet flush actuation
All GROHE flush actuation plates are easy to operate and meet the
needs of the elderly. Our Skate Air actuation plate (38564) is
certified by the German Society for Gerontechnology (GGT Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Gerontotechnik®), while the Skate Air Button
pneumatically activates the flush. The button does not need to be
connected directly to the cistern and can be located in a more
Electronic and Digital Products for the Bathroom
One touch operation with GROHE Ondus® Digital
Our range of electronic flush plates and faucets feature infra-red
technology for electronic rather than manual operation of the basin
mixer or flush, while the award winning GROHE Ondus® collection
uses the latest digital interfaces for one-touch operation of
faucets and showers.