Disabled showers can give you back a level of independence and privacy when you are bathing as they make it easier for you to access the shower without assistance.
Disabled showers have improved greatly since their conception; they are no longer seen as ugly utilitarian things but instead are a stylish and elegant addition to your bathroom. They are ideal if you have trouble using a traditional shower but would not like the hassle and expense of converting the whole bathroom to a wet room as they can be installed in most bathrooms without vast renovations.
What Are The Characteristics Disabled showers?
The main drawback to traditional showers is that they all come with a shower tray that has quite a high ledge on them. This means that those with mobility issues could have problems stepping over this ledge to get into and out of the shower which can increase the risk of slipping or tripping when entering and existing the shower.
Disabled showers remove this risk by having either no shower trays or having a very low step height. Trays are available that only reach a height of 40mm! This means that it is much easier to access the showering area as there is no troublesome ledge to contend with. This also greatly reduces the risk of tripping!
Sometimes, with external sources messing with the water supply or the water heating gradually as you shower, water temperature can be quite erratic in showers. Disabled showers almost all feature thermostatic controls. These keep the water at a steady temperature, which you set, over the course of your shower. This means there’s no scrabbling for the controls if the temperature suddenly changes while you shower.
Another characteristic of disabled showers is that many come with a foldable shower seat. This is ideal if it is painful to stand for too long a time as it allows you to sit down and take the strain of your joints. This means that you can relax more in the shower rather than having to hurry through a shower before you start to be in pain. A foldable seat is beneficial because if you have people in your house who don’t need to sit down when having a shower then they can fold this seat up and out of their way. This means that you won’t have to pay a large amount of money to install a disabled and a traditional shower; You can just have one shower for everyone.
Bathtime Mobility For Disabled Showers
There are over 100 different combinations of showers for the disabled at Bathtime Mobility. You’ll find trays, screens cubicles and so on, all designed to make showering time and enjoyable experience.
We work closely with you through every step of the installation process, from the moment you call us, to help you make the right choices for you or your loved ones needs. We are 100% independent, so can give you completely partial advice. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0800 29 22 110.