Having access to a fully functional bathroom, being able to use our shower and toilet as and when we please with complete ease, is something many of us take for granted. But, for many those with disabilities, as well as for those who have mobility issues or are elderly, bathrooms can be difficult spaces to navigate within their homes. Bathrooms can provide those with disabilities with a big source of difficulty and frustration, and make tasks like having a shower or using your toilet a challenge.
From inaccessible showers to not being able to access their bath, to finding it difficult to sit down on the toilet – those with disabilities can face an uphill battle when it comes to navigating their bathrooms. Here at ISB Mobility, we have put together this post, to outline just some of the smart solutions that you can use to make bathrooms easier to use for those with disabilities. If you’d like to learn more, keep reading and for further information on our disability bathroom products in Dublin – head over to our website.
If you or a loved one is struggling to use your regular bathroom, then you might benefit from having it turned into a wet room. A wet room is where an entire bathroom is made waterproof, and has level floor entry with the water simply falling away into a chrome galley trap in your shower area. This means that you won’t have to worry about stepping over the edge of a bath or shower and that you will be able to use your entire bathroom space freely. They take away the struggles that those with disabilities can experience with regular bathrooms, allowing you to safely use your bathroom without any issues.
Level Access Showers
Level access showers can also be a fantastic way to make your bathroom more accessible, by taking away the need for you to step into a raised shower tray. A level access shower is when your shower area is completely tanked or sealed to ensure that it is watertight, so none of the water escapes into the rest of the bathroom. This takes the need away for you to step into a raised shower tray, which can be challenging for those with disabilities. They also have enclosures, so the water won’t escape out of your shower space.
Raised Toilet Seats
For those with disabilities, using a regular toilet seat can be extremely challenging as they may not be able to reach it comfortably. A raised toilet seat can help by reducing the distance that a person has to move when they need to sit down on the toilet. This can make the world of a difference for those with disabilities, as even raising the toilet seat just a few inches can make it a lot easier to sit down on it. They make it easier for you to transfer to and rise from the toilet, increasing your independence and making this small task a lot simpler.
Showering can be a hazardous activity for those with disabilities, and can put them at risk of having a fall or injuring themselves whilst in the shower. Shower seats have transformed the way that those with disabilities can use their showers, providing them with a seat that they can comfortably sit on whilst they wash. This means that you will be able to fully sit down whilst you shower, rather than standing for long periods of time.
As well as struggling sitting down on a toilet, those with disabilities can also find it challenging when using their toilets if there isn’t anything for them to grab or hold onto. This can put you at risk of having a fall and potentially injuring yourself, whilst trying to use the bathroom. A toilet frame can be the ideal solution, allowing you to hold on and stay safe whilst using the toilet. A toilet frame can be placed around your toilet, and provides you with support sitting down on the toilet seat.
Looking for Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Accessible?
If you’re looking for ways to make your bathroom in Dublin more accessible, then why not speak to ISB Mobility today? We supply wet rooms and level access showers, as well as a wide range of bathroom aids making accessing your bathroom safer, easier and more straightforward.
They’re there to make using your bathroom safer, easier, and more efficient as well as more comfortable for you. They also give you your independence back, and not have to rely on anyone else when using your bathroom. Our disability bathroom aids consist of Premium-Hinged Support Rail, Toilet Aid, and Wall Mounted Folding Shower Seat.
We supply wet rooms, level access showers and disability aids to meet your needs and requirements, and we also install them. We pride ourselves on delivering the very best results and services, and helping make bathrooms easier to use and more accessible.
To learn more about how you can make your bathroom in Dublin more accessible contact our team today. Simply fill out our online contact form, and a member of our team will get back to you shortly to discuss your needs and requirements. You can also reach us by giving us a call on 01 616 7079 or 045 892 696, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.