Disability or chronic conditions can have a debilitating effect on a person’s ability to manoeuvre in the bathroom, making the bathing experience fraught with hazards and difficulties. The height of the bath tub or the height of the shower step can pose an real obstacle for people with restricted mobility.
Whilst slips and falls in the bath tub can also be a common occurrence. In addition, should some take a tumble, colliding with bulky, hard bathroom fittings, such as sinks, toilets and bathtubs can cause awful injuries.
When faced with such difficulties, many people carry on with the same routine and make do with their existing bathroom for a surprising reason: they are unaware of the easy access solutions available to them.
Of course, replacing bath tubs, showers or even undertaking a whole bathroom refurbishment can be a major upheaval with the work taking place over several days. It can also be costly as home improvement projects are never cheap. This can put people off, but if the difficulties are such that someone is risking injury or putting up with time consuming struggles to achieve a bath or shower, it is surely time to make changes?
Many bathing problems can be overcome with an easy access shower which offers a massive improvement to everyday bathing obstacles:
- Easy access showers can have a small step height of about 3 inches or can even be level access, which means walk-in, walk out access with no step at all to overcome.
- A shower seat provides a safe place to rest whilst showering and grab rails on the walls provide extra help when sitting or standing up from the shower chair or entering and exiting the shower enclosure.
- In cases where a person requires assistance in the bathroom, half height shower screens are an ideal solution. The person providing assistance can stand outside the showering area and remain dry whilst they lean in and help the bather.
- Anti-slip flooring provides extra security and waterproof wall cladding can be an easy to clean and maintain alternative to tiling as there is no grout to discolour with the passage of time.
Absolute Mobility have designed and installed many easy access showers over the years and achieved excellent scores on Checkatrade.com.
With a recent endorsement by Which? Trusted Traders, you know you’ll be in safe hands. If you are considering a new easy access shower, please do get in touch with them today to find out more. Please feel free to speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 29 22 110.18 November,2016