Shower Options For The Disabled Or Elderly

By on November 30, 2012

Everyone needs to make sure that they stay as clean as possible in the modern day. As we go about our day-to-day lives, there are numerous ways that we can potentially pick up germs and possible infections.

This includes things as simple as using door handles, staircase handles and even picking up the telephone. All of these things are items that are used multiple times in one day, and everyone who uses them could potentially be passing germs onto either consistently and unwittingly.

Because of this, many people like to wash at least twice a day during the week as we race from one point in our busy lives to another. For many of us, the shower is the best washing method of choice in the morning. It’s quick, thorough and painless in comparison to running a bath and waiting for it to cool dawn.

But for anyone who is elderly or disabled there are important logistical considerations to think of. Accessing the shower becomes a really important factor, so how can you make things easier for yourself in this regard if you are elderly or disabled?

Walk-in showers

Walk-in showers with low-threshold trays are becoming more and more popular due to the easy access they offer to disabled and elderly people. Disabled showers can also feature special designs which allow wheelchair access, so the key is to look around at what is available and what will suit your requirements most effectively.

Easy access showers

The key benefit of an easy access shower is that they can come with a door-less entry option. The difference this can make to the actual process of entering/exiting the shower is difficult to account for; it could have a huge impact on the quality of life that is available to you if you happen to be disabled or elderly.

Another feature that can found in both of the options above is the fold-away shower seat. This unique option means a shower can be enjoyed standing up or, if preferable, sitting down. Once again, it is a simple feature that can make a significant difference to a life.

As stated above, they key to finding the right shower if you are disabled or elderly simply involves looking around and assessing your options. You may have special requirements that need to be met by a specific shower system, so make sure you do your homework on what you need before you make any commitments.

Regardless the type of the shower you are installing, if you are keen in doing DIY job, you can have your shower installed very easily. The only other alternative, is to get in touch with a plumber that can make the job for you, or perhaps with professional craftman that can even redecorate your bathroom at the end of the process.

This article has been written by Livia Hatchinson – Sales manager for Piiiipe Ltd

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