Shower Disabled Friendly

How to Make your Shower Disabled Friendly

If you’re a disabled person with mobility issues, the thought of even taking a shower can be daunting. However, there are many ways you can modify your bathroom to make it safer and more accessible. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to enjoy your time in the shower again – how it should be! 

If you’re thinking about adding accessibility features to your shower room, get in touch with Age Care Bathrooms.

Use a shower chair or stool

Shower chairs and stools are a great option to make your shower more accessible. They can be used by people with mobility issues, as well as those who have difficulty standing for long periods of time.

When choosing a shower chair or stool, there are several factors to consider:

  • The weight capacity of the chair/stool (how much weight it can hold)
  • If it has armrests or not (some people prefer not having armrests)
  • How high off the ground does it sit? You want this height to be low enough so that when you sit down in the chair/stool your feet will still touch the ground without having to stretch too far

Install support bars or a grab rail

If you can’t stand or walk, a grab bar is an essential part of your shower. It provides support when you’re getting in and out of the bath, as well as helping to hold onto while washing.

The support bars or grab rails can be installed either on the wall behind you or directly over your head so they are easily reachable when standing up straight. If they’re attached to the wall, make sure that there’s enough room between them and any other fixtures like taps or shower heads so that they don’t get damaged by water splashing off them during use.

Fit an easy-access shower

If you’re looking to fit a new shower, there are a number of options available. The most important factor is ensuring that the base is low enough for a wheelchair user to get in and out easily. You can also install grab rails or support bars near the sides of your existing bathtub so that you have something to hold onto while washing yourself. If you want something more permanent than this, it’s worth looking into installing an easy-access shower base instead. This type of product has been designed with disabled people in mind and features such as lowered thresholds, sloped floors and hand-held showers make showering much easier!

Design your bathroom to maximise space

You can maximise space by choosing a small shower. Alternatively, if you have the room for it and are handy with DIY projects, you could consider fitting a shower panel or screen to avoid having to clean around the bathtub.

A corner shower tray is another option that will help to save on floor space while still allowing you to bathe comfortably in your own home.

Learn how to make your bathroom safer from falls

If you have a bathroom that’s not easily accessible, it’s important to take steps to prevent falls. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure the floor is clean and dry when you enter the room. If there are puddles on the floor, step carefully over them so you don’t slip.
  • Keep rugs away from sinks and toilets so that they don’t create tripping hazards for those with mobility issues or visual impairments in their vision.
  • Use grab bars near toilets and showers/baths so people can safely get up after using these areas without worrying about slipping on wet surfaces afterwards (this also helps prevent injuries).

A disabled shower can allow you to retain your independence.

A disabled shower can allow you to retain your independence. You can bathe yourself and feel clean, refreshed, healthy and confident. It’s also a great way to relax after a long day at work or school.

We hope that we’ve given you some ideas on how to make your shower disabled-friendly. Remember that there are many different types of disability and everyone will have different needs. It’s important that you do as much research as possible before making any major changes so that you choose the right products for your home.

Have you considered making your shower disabled friendly? Get in touch with Age Care Bathrooms today for specialist help in making your shower more accessible. 


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