Adapting Your Bathroom For Care | Incontinence UK

Adapting Your Bathroom For Care

For many with mobility issues, it can be difficult to have a bath or shower efficiently. A lot of people find it awkward getting in and out of their bath or shower safely, particularly when they have no one around to help them.

We have put together this guide to provide information on bath aids for the elderly and disability bathing aids that will help you enjoy bathing independently again, with both comfort and ease.

Bath seats and boards: 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.

Bath lifts and hoists: it might be the case that your relative’s strength and mobility have declined so much that they need extra support for washing in the bath. There are various types of bath lifts and hoists suitable for different needs.

Bathroom adaptations: if a conventional bath or shower are no longer suitable, there are several types of baths and walk-in showers to choose from when adapting a bathroom to suit an older person’s needs. Discover your options and other ways to adapt a bathroom, including adapting the toilet.

There are small walk in baths and showers for areas that are not large enough for full size baths, such as a cloakroom, or even the corner of a bedroom as well as full length walk in baths which can replace your existing bath.

In addition there are also grab rails and non-slip bath mats bath aids includes bath boards, bath seats, bath steps, bath rails, shower seats and stools, perching stools and suction grab bars, to name just a few.

If you or someone you know needs to upgrade their bathroom please visit our sister website More Than Mobility who stocks a range of products for the bathroom.

Best Wishes

Incontinence UK Team

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