Using the bathroom when you have mobility issues can present risks and challenges when carrying out basic daily activities. Adapting your bathroom can help to reduce anxiety and the risk of injury when carrying out self-care, offering convenience whilst preserving dignity and independence.
1. Shower and bath stool - If you encounter difficulty standing for prolonged periods of time or have problems getting out of the bath, a waterproof stool can help to reduce the associated risk of slipping and falling when showering or bathing. Having a raised seat can help to make standing up and climbing out of the bath easier.
2. Grab rails – Adapting your bathroom by installing grab rails in key locations, will help to reduce your risk of falling and offer assistance when standing up from the toilet or getting out of the bath.
3. Raised toilet seat – When mobility is affected, sometimes the distance travelled from standing up to sitting down on the toilet can bring its own complications. A simple and low cost solution would be to add a raised toilet seat, reducing the range of movement required and placing less stress on legs and knees.
4. Storage solutions – By reducing the need to bend, storage solutions, such as shelving placed at eye-level, can help to reduce the risk of falls, making shower products easy to access. For a more temporary solution, baskets with suction cups can provide the flexibility you require.
5. Bath mats – non-slip mats or anti-slip bath strips on the floor and in the bath can also be a quick and simple way to help prevent accidents
Sounds like the answer to help you? At Simplelife Mobility we bring you a wide range of adaptions for your bathroom to help you continue to manage your daily care needs wherever possible. With direct to door delivery, our service is quick, discreet and reliable. Think mobility – think Simplelife Mobility