When you or a loved one are facing mobility challenges, your home will need to undergo changes so you can maintain your safety and independence. Your bathroom is one of the most difficult areas of the home to create a safe environment. Even just standing up and sitting down in the bathroom can be challenging due to standing water or difficult to use fixtures.
To create safe, wheelchair-friendly bathroom, you can use these devices:
Grab bars in the shower and around the toilet improve safety for anyone, especially those with mobility problems. Grab bars are simple, often inexpensive additions that can help prevent falls and injuries. For the most security, ensure that trained professionals install grab bars in your bathroom.
Easy Access Showers and Bathtubs
To prevent falls or accommodate a wheelchair, it’s important you have a zero-entry shower. Zero-entry showers are level with the floor so you don’t have to step up and into the shower. These showers should also have flexible, hand-held showerheads to make it easy for you to shower in a sitting position if necessary.
Walk-in bathtubs also allow you to safely enter and exit a bathtub without taking large steps. They use waterproof doors to keep water in and make it easy for you to sit in a tub safely. These tubs and showers can be part of beautiful and safe bathroom remodel.
It can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming to make changes to your existing bathroom. To save both time and money, you can use portable showers. Portable showers use ramps and sealed, water-proof doors to allow you to shower safely in any room. These showers can be used as a temporary solution while you make changes to your existing bathroom or as a solution to more temporary mobility concerns.
At Hampton Roads Mobility, we can help you make your current bathroom safer so you can continue to enjoy independence and privacy. We sell, rent and service a variety of mobility equipment, including the items described above, designed to help you stay safe every day.
Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you safely use your bathroom and home. Receive your free in-home consultation by calling (757) 663-5457.