Everybody ages and, when they do age, it is extremely common for them to suffer mobility issues. Often, these issues do not develop all at once, but appear as the result of gradual advancement. In fact, few of us actually notice the impact that increased age can have on our elderly relatives and how difficult it has made their everyday lives.
It is becoming more and more common that elderly and other mobility-conscious people need to take advantage of disabled baths and other bathroom accessories to make their bathing experience bearable.
It can often be difficult to admit, but have you ever really considered the fact that your elderly relatives might require more help, or that equipping them with features that can encourage their independence might make their lives much more comfortable?
Your Elderly Relatives
As age takes its toll, your relatives might find it increasingly difficult to fulfil relatively minor tasks around the home. In fact, if they are unfortunate enough to suffer from arthritis, it can be impossible to effectively move around and maintain their home by themselves. One of the most common issues, that are often difficult to address due to embarrassment or resignation, is the problems that they might be having in the bathroom. As one of the most private areas in a home, it can be difficult to talk frankly and honestly about their issues, particularly with a relative.
If your relatives’ mobility has begun to suffer, it can be extremely difficult for them to enter and exit their bathtub, which is one area that will rarely come up in conversation. This topic only tends to develop when a younger relative hears about the issues that they have been having, which is no use.
Many people are too proud, or too reserved, to admit that they need a disabled bath in order to remain independent, and will instead suffer in silence, which can be hugely dangerous. This can prolong an unnecessarily uncomfortable situation.
Reliable Disabled Baths For Your Family
Once you have discussed the issue with your relatives, and all concerned are in agreement, then it is just a matter of choosing the right disabled baths for your family. There are hundreds of models of mobility-focused bathing solutions available on the internet, but some are going to be less suitable for your situation than others.
Baths with doors are great for people who struggle to lift their legs over the high-rim of the bath, whilst power-assisted baths are ideal for wheelchair users and severely impaired people alike. There are also a diverse range of walk-in showers which can be hugely useful for those elderly relatives who do prefer a shower over the traditional bath tub.
Choose Disabled Baths That You Can Trust – Choose Bathtime Mobility
Making certain that you choose the right disabled bath or bathing solution for your elderly relative is essential. Without it, or without choosing a model that you can trust to operate as intended, you could even make the situation worse, with your relative being put off the idea of mobility-conscious bathing altogether. It is, for many people, a sensitive subject and needs to be approached with due care and attention.
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we are proud to offer a diverse range of disability baths and showers to help your family maintain their independence and start to enjoy their bathing once again. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team on 0800 29 22 110.