One of the most difficult challenges in the family is when you have to make major adjustments in your home to make it a happy place for your loved ones with disabilities. As far as all of you in the family are concerned, you will feel the need for independence among these loved ones, whether they are in their senior years with lessened mobility or simply undergoing mobile limitations due to their current conditions.
A bathroom is a dangerous place for people with disabilities, and even to your family members, including little children. As much as you’d want to, it is your goal to make a place functional for all. It is your objective to convert the shower room and make it highly accessible and safe.
Why shower rooms pose dangers to people is the way they are built. It is common in the bath to slip on a wet floor made of tiles, fall and bump on the walls, plumbing fixtures, and floor. Imagine how these users face insecurities and discomfort instead of hanging around for a little more me-time.
Wet Room Pro have considered these predicaments from users, whether they are disabled or not. What we extend to our customers is a bathroom appropriately designed for safety, usability, and appeal. We ensure that your bathroom time is the most accessible moment, especially for your loved ones with limited mobility.
Suggestions from the Pros
In the shower, the elderly would likely have more fun time when taking a bath if they feel a sense of freedom and comfort. Discussed next are some useful suggestions to make your washroom highly accessible for all.
Installing grab bars
Grab bars are essential mobility support devices placed on strategic spots in the bathroom. Have one by the shower, toilet, and tub. Elders and disabled persons find it challenging to step in or out in the tub, get down and up, or move with ease without grab bars.
In the market, you can choose any grab bars that blend with your wet room design but ensure that these are safe to “grab” by the hand when they are wet. Choose grab bars that are textured for easy grasp. Mount the kind of grab bars that need screws, so they adhere better to the wall. Suction types are quite unsafe to use most likely when the tile material does not suit the bond and the weight of the person. Clamp-on safety bars are also best on the side of the bathtub.
Remodeling the shower
There are many ways you can remodel your shower. First, you can choose shower heads that are ideal to use by people with disabilities. Handheld showers are comfortable devices that provide freedom and protection from falls and slips, as people have more control of the shower. You can also have a shower room which does not require a tub if it is more convenient for these people to be rather standing than having to step in or out of the tub. Wet Room Pro can tailor fit this kind of shower room for added space and security. Some shower rooms can be more comfortable to use if a shower chair is installed. Shower chairs can be either built-in or wheeled.
Bathroom tiling and flooring
Complete your bathroom remodeling by considering your floor tiles. Standard bathrooms use slippery tile materials, such as ceramic or porcelain, marble, or granite. Today, using advanced technology, bathroom designers, architects, and engineers have come up with smart solutions with tile materials that are non-slippery, so that the bathroom will be more accessible and safe for everyone. Vinyl, cork or rubber, and wood tile flooring are the most recommended flooring for non-slip flooring. These are advanced options that also provide cushioning for bare feet when in the bathroom.
Modern times call for novel ways to ensure that you get the most from your home. While your home should be the safest place to be, especially with loved ones, equip it with a bathroom or shower that provides sheer comfort and enjoyment for your family members with disabilities and your elderlies.
Call the Wet Room Pro
Increase your shower accessibility, convert your standard bathroom into a wet room, and enjoy all the amenities that the Wet Room Pro can offer. Call us at our office, and our staff will be happy to extend assistance.