After being injured in an accident or as you get older, you may start having issues with mobility. If you cannot lift your legs very well or you’re no longer walking, it can make it difficult to do simple things such as bathing yourself. Fortunately, adaptations can be made to bathrooms to allow you to bathe and transfer to a toilet.
Enlarging the Bathroom
Getting into the bathroom in your bedroom may not be possible if you’re confined to a wheelchair. However, if you have a closet or extra room space next to it, a company that specialises in adapting bathrooms in Dartford can make the bathroom and doorway larger to accommodate a wheelchair. This will allow you to get into the bathroom to bathe, go to the toilet, and brush your teeth.
After an injury or as people get older, lifting their legs over the edge of a bathtub can be hard to do. To make it easier to bathe, the bathtub can be replaced by a walk-in or roll-in shower. The floor of a shower can be a flat surface to make it easy to roll a wheelchair into or allow you to transfer to a shower chair to bathe. The shower can be enclosed by glass or a shower curtain to allow more space for manoeuvring into it.
Add Support Bars
Support or grab bars can be added around the toilet and in the shower to help support you while transferring from a wheelchair. Even if you are mobile but use a walker or cane, the grab bars can keep you from falling while sitting down or moving around the bathroom.
Adapting a bathroom to your own or a family member’s needs will make anyone feel more independent because he or she can bathe and maintain good personal hygiene on his or her own.