One of the easiest ways to update the bath in your home is with an accessible bath renovation. This is especially true if you have a home with a fairly steep landing, so that a wheelchair cannot be used to enter. An accessible tub and shower renovation for elderly people can give them easy access to a warm shower and the bath without having to get on the toilet first.
When it comes to a completely accessible tub and shower renovation for elderly people, there are several important considerations that you must consider. First of all, you need to determine what features you want to include in your tub and shower renovation for elderly people. After that, you should make sure that you select a company that has experience in renovating bathroom for elderly and disabled.
For example, an accessible tub and shower renovation for elderly people might include a fully accessible full bath tub with a shower. If you would prefer, a tub with an accessible door or a shower that is not fully accessible might also be considered. What features do you want? Remember that it is very important to consider the fact that they will not be able to do everything by themselves.
For example, many elderly people do not like being in water that is too hot and have trouble staying fully clothed with a full size shower. Consider making the shower a sauna instead of a shower, which they can use at the same time as their bath. When they are in the tub, they can warm up with the hot water, but when they get out of the tub, they can use the towel bars for covering themselves from the steam.
When it comes to a full bathtub and shower, the majority of homeowners do not have any concerns about their homes being inaccessible and most do not have a problem with a wheelchair being able to get into the tub. However, most people who have difficulty getting into a shower often have problems getting dressed in the shower because the railings that are present in the shower area of the bathroom are hard to navigate and often cause accidents when the door is open. Adding a coat hanger on the railings can solve this problem.
You also have different choices when it comes to adding accessories to your tub. A good shower is not just a hot water extraction system, but it is a way to get your body clean and dry without any difficulty. Whether you choose to add a towel hanger, an electric hair dryer, or a hot water bottle, the design and choice of accessories that you use depend on the design and accessibility of your tub and shower. Some wheelchair users would prefer a vanities style shower with a counter top that can hold an electronic soap dispenser, whereas others would prefer a cabinet-style shower that has a counter top that will hold their medicine bottles and even their shampoo and conditioner.
Another important aspect of your design needs to be your hook-up for the disabled person. If they are handicapped, your design will need to be altered to accommodate them if they are unable to climb the ladders that are used to access a tub. A bathtub and shower that are part of a walk-in shower enclosure can be made fully accessible by installing a clear barrier that can be lowered to the floor and the handicapped person can be lowered into the tub by a pair of hoists.
If these simple changes are made, you will have your first step towards a comfortable and safe shower and bath for your disabled loved one. If your modification of your bath is temporary, you might want to consider getting a second opinion or talking to someone from a professional organization in the industry. You will also need to hire someone to install your remodeled tub and shower, as it is very difficult to install them on your own.