Staying safe while showering is very important but this goes double for the elderly or those with limited mobility. Water can cause slips and spills which could prove very damaging. No one wants to get hurt, and there are a number of ways you can shower safely with disabled showers with low level, easy access shower trays.
How To Stay Safe With Disabled Showers
Due to the very nature of their design, disabled showers are already safe to use for people with restricted mobility as well as the elderly. However, here are a few tips, or design features, to look out for so you can have total peace of mind next time you decide to take that well deserved, refreshing shower.
First and foremost, ensure you have the right type of shower tray. The exact one which is right for you will depend entirely on you or your loved ones’ needs. In most instances, easy-access shower trays will either sit just above the surface of the floor, usually at about 40mm, or be completely flush with no step to negotiate. These are perfect for wheelchair access.
Another aspect of easy access shower safety is to ensure the shower tray is anti-slip. Falling over in the shower can be horrible for even the most able bodied, but many of our clients could potentially struggle to get back up after taking a spill. Slip-resistant construction in shower trays eliminates this.
If you require extra stability, you can also consider installing grab rails. These are there to be grabbed on when entering and exiting the shower. There are also hard wearing, durable shower chairs which you could install too! As they suggest, these get rid of the need to stand while bathing and could provide an even more relaxing shower experience.
If you’re installing a disabled shower, always ensure the shower head comes with thermostatic controls. These ensure that the water stays at a regular temperature throughout the time you spend bathing. This way, any nasty scalding or uncomfortably cold water is eliminated. Instead you or your loved ones will be able to enjoy a lovely refreshing shower every single time.
For the utmost in safety though, it may be worthwhile installing a wet room in your property. These are completely open bathing spaces that use the whole room as the shower enclosure. The flooring will be entirely slip resistant and water proof too. To avoid surface water pooling on the bathroom floor, specialised shower trays drain it away in no time at all. Contact our team today to learn more.
A Huge Range Of Disabled Showers At Bathtime Mobility
At Bathtime Mobility, we know that each and every one of our customers will have different needs. That’s why we stock many different options so you can create the perfect disabled showers for you or your loved ones.
Simply head over to our main site today to see them all and for detailed product information. Our team is always on hand to answer any of your questions or queries, and to offer 100% impartial advice, so please contact us here today to get in touch!