Four Bathroom Aids If You Have Limited Mobility
Mobility issues can have a big impact on people’s quality of life, whether they’re due to old age, a disability or a temporary injury. Whatever the cause, when it’s difficult to move around you might find that everyday tasks such as cooking or bathing pose more of a danger than they once did.
Many people with mobility issues find that the bathroom can be a difficult place to navigate and they may worry about injuries caused by slipping or falling in the bath or shower. Luckily, there are plenty of mobility aids available that can help and there are plenty of affordable options that don’t require a complete overhaul of your bathroom. If you don’t have the budget right now for permanent solution, like a new walk-in shower or bath, see below for four useful bathroom aids that can help in the interim.
Grab rails can be attached almost anywhere you need to provide extra support when moving about the bathroom (and the rest of the house). Many people install rails next to the lavatory to help them move from sitting to standing, or on the wall next to the shower or bath for some extra security against falls. These rails are available in a wide array of materials and coatings so they can be adapted to fit in with the current design or colour scheme of your bathroom.
These rubber anti-slip mats are placed inside the bath or shower to reduce the chances of slipping while the surface is wet. They come with suction pads underneath to securely grip the bottom of your bath or shower and feature drainage holes to prevent the build-up of surface water.
Toilet seats and cushions
Cushioned or padded toilet seats can be invaluable for anyone who has trouble rising from a sitting position. They can be easily clipped onto any lavatory and provide instant height and comfort so users can sit more comfortably and stand up again with less exertion.
These seats come in many different sizes to fit all widths and types of bath and they also have suction pads on the bottom for safety. Bath seats work for those who find it difficult to lower themselves safely into the bath. Many seats come with a swivel action for extra ease of movement. However if the problem is more to do with getting the legs over the bath then an alternative solution such as a wet room, walk-in bath or ultra-low-level shower must become a priority.
If you’re in need of tailored bathroom installations to help with mobility issues, get in touch with the team at Bespoke Bathing. We offer solutions for clients in England, Scotland and Wales and can visit your home to assess any needs you might have. With a range of walk-in showers, baths and wet rooms available, give us a call today or visit our website to find out how we can assist you with your mobility needs.