Important Things To Know When Adapting A Bathroom For A Disabled Or Elderly Relative
12th December 2016
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Staying independent as you get older or if you have mobility difficulties is really important to your mental and physical well-being.

Depending on the needs of the bathroom user, equipment such as bath boards, grab rails and bath lifts are just a few of the products that help make a bathroom a safer place.

So, let's start at the top.

Equipment to make your bathroom safer: Grab rails and slip-resistant mats and flooring are the main ways to make your bathroom safer.  These are great at avoiding slipping on wet or soapy services.  They provide stability and something to hold onto if you are feeling weak or unstable on your feet.

Bath boards and seats: When it starts becoming difficult to get in and out of the bath, it is time to look at the bath boards, benches, seats and steps that are available to make life easier. These can all be easily fitted when getting your bathroom installed and overcome the obstacles of getting in an out for a lovely soak in the tub.

Bath lifts and hoists:  If strength and mobility is a problem then to ensure that being lifted into or out of the bath is safe you may need the extra support of a lift or hoist.  There are various types of bath lift and hoist suitable for different needs, meaning you can still benefit from a warm soak and a wash without the fear of injury to yourself or others.

Adapting your bathroom:  If a conventional bath or shower are no longer suitable, there are several different types of bath and walk-in shower to choose from when adapting your bathroom to suit an older person's needs.  The best people to speak to specialise in building and installing adapted bathrooms.  They can tailor the room to best fit your needs, from widening doors for easier access to the bath/wet room to all bathroom equipment to aid a safer bathroom experience.

For more information on installing your bath or wet-room speak to the team at North Devon’s Lodgico on: 01271 308091.

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