Walk-in Bath and Shower Safety
How do you shower safely?
Many people prefer showering to having a bath, but every year people suffer accidents whilst they are having a shower.
Showers don’t have to be scary places for people suffering from mobility problems as there are lots of modern walk-in showers that are available to buy.
These new walk-in showers boast lots of features that now make showering as safe as possible with some models boasting an easy-to-use entry door and powered seats. There are also wet rooms that people can now build into their bathrooms, which are perfect for wheelchair users as they allow users lots of room to manoeuvre.
Here are a few tips to consider on shower safety:
- Use a walk-in shower.
- Make the shower floor as non-slip as possible.
- Remove any clutter from your shower.
- Consider adding grab bars.
- Consider showers that come with a seated position.
How can I make my bathtub safe for the elderly?
Getting in and out of a bath can be a struggle for many older people with mobility problems, but there are plenty of ways you can make it safe for them.
If you have a parent living with you who has issues with their mobility, there are lots of aids you can implement to give them a helping hand.
There are lots of different walk-in baths available to you that will fit in with your bathroom design and you can choose between full-length baths and ones that are smaller so they fit in with your bathroom.
Here are a few tips to consider on bath safety:
- Buy walk-in baths with powered seats or half-length baths.
- Look into buying grab bars.
- Ensure your bathroom has level access and no steps.
- Put in non-slip mats.
Do walk-in showers splash?
This is a common question for many people that are looking at new showers for their mobility bathroom.
There will always be a slight splash on the floor after you’ve had a shower, but this can depend on the model you choose and how much you are thrashing about in the shower.
If you are interested in purchasing a walk-in shower or bath you can take a look at our free brochure and advice pack to find out what options are available to you.
Older people and those suffering from mobility problems can often find the bathroom hard to navigate, but now there are many products and adaptations you can make to make it safer and easier to use.
The latest baths for the elderly and shower models have made the bathroom more accessible to people with mobility problems. It gives you the ability to wash yourself independently which is something many people are keen to hold on to as you get older.
Despite giving you easy access, you still need to take care when you are bathing as you don’t want to suffer a fall. This guide looks at topics such as showering and bathing safely to help you enjoy a great bathing experience.
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