Essential Accessories for Mobility Showers

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Mobility showers are meant to offer a practical solution to those with restricted mobility. They help improve the whole shower experience, by enabling safety, comfort and independence, which further leads to an all-round better quality of life. Having the right accessories in mobility showers is needed to achieve this goal.
At Age Care Bathrooms, there are certain essential accessories that come with all installations of mobility showers.

Grab Rails

These may also be referred to as handrails or grab bars and their primary job is to offer support and lessen the risk of falling in mobility showers. If your movement is restricted, grab rails enhance safety, ensure peace of mind, and give a sense of independence. They are not only useful in the shower area, but the rest of the bathroom as well, and are good as a standing aid and weight support as well.

Non-Slip Flooring

Even for those with full mobility, conventional showers have low friction that enables the risk of falling in the shower. So, it is very important to use non-slip flooring in mobility showers and other parts of the bathroom as well. Non-slip flooring solutions enhance high friction, as their surfaces are not smooth, which helps in reducing the risk of slipping.

Shower seating

Having shower seating in mobility showers may often be overlooked, but they are very necessary accessories. Shower seating greatly improves the showering experience, by providing comfort, as well as safety. They also provide support, as most of the strain from standing is taken care of.

Thermostatic Shower Protection

These are very important accessories when installing mobility showers, as they help avert likely burns hazards. Thermostatic shower protection valves are a worthy investment, as they aid in the regulation of water temperature. Unlike manual mix shower valves, they respond swiftly to changes in temperature by making an adjustment to the pre-set temperature.

Lever Taps

With limited mobility, conventional taps can be difficult to operate, as they cannot be turned on and off without gripping the handles firmly and turning them a couple of times. But with lever taps, turning on and off is simple, and can be done as quickly as needed.

Safety Glass

Having safety glass in mobility showers also aids safety for those with restricted mobility. With this, the risk of slipping is avoided, as the safety glass prevents water from getting on bathroom floors from the shower area. They are also a more hygienic option for mobility showers than shower curtains because there is no room for the growth of moulds and mildew. This further makes them a low maintenance option, as cleaning is easy.

Easy Clean Walls

Having easy clean walls in mobility showers makes for feasible maintenance and aids peace of mind. With limited mobility, maintaining the walls of your mobility shower can prove extremely difficult. The goal of mobility showers is to improve the whole shower experience for those with limited mobility and installing waterproof walls that are mildew and mould resistant is all that is needed.

However, based on individual needs and preferences, some other additional essential accessories may be needed.

Toilet Seats and Stools

Since it is an already established fact that mobility shower rooms can have toilets, the addition of toilet seats and stools are necessities for those with restricted mobility. They enhance ease of toilet use, thereby ensuring comfort and playing an important role in promoting independence.

Long Handle Bathing Aids

These are shower-heads and body brushes, as they provide practical solutions in mobility showers. There is no stress of trying to get to body parts that may prove difficult. Especially when those with restricted mobility are alone, they can easily have a thorough shower with no hassle whatsoever.

If getting a mobility shower for yourself or any other person is something you are considering, Age Care Bathrooms is happy to cater to your needs at every step of the way. Our mobility showers are designed from the ground up and are suited to your preferences because we take your unique mobility requirements into consideration. Do not hesitate to give us a call on 08008085897 for a free consultation and quote today, or use our online 3D service!

How Safe are Wet Rooms for Elderly People?

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When you think mobility wet rooms, think bathrooms without shower trays and bathtubs, that have their drainage on the floor, floor and wall tanking, and are totally leak-proof. Also, think of assistance poles, grab rails, safety glass, easy to use taps, accessibility, anti-slip flooring, ventilation, and easy-clean walls.

Mobility wet rooms are bathrooms for elderly people that are totally water-proof and leak-proof, with shower spaces that are the same level as the rest of the bathroom’s floor. The tiles used are non-slip tiles to avoid mishaps and enhance easy movement around mobility wet rooms.

The floors and walls of mobility wet rooms are well tanked with some sort of water-proof overlay, to avoid damages through water seepage. As the name implies, they are actually “wet rooms”, if toilets, sinks, or cabinets are to be installed inside there as well, they have to be floating units that are mounted on the wall. This ensures that there is no room for water to be collected.

Benefits of Mobility Wet Rooms?

Accessibility

Mobility wet rooms are designed to be very accessible, as they possess wide entrances with no barriers to the bathrooms and shower areas. This entails that elderly people with mobility aids like wheelchairs, rollators, and walking frames can easily have access to the bathrooms. This further gives a sense of independence.

Safe and Stylish

Because wet rooms are practical bathroom solutions for elderly people, they provide safety, as there is no room for hazards. The titles used are anti-slip tiles which are well levelled, meaning that safe movement in the bathroom is enhanced. Also, wet rooms generally are becoming a popular design choice in modern home styling. So, with mobility wet rooms, safety and style (tailored to individual needs) are guaranteed in one go.

Low Maintenance

Mobility wet rooms are low maintenance, as they are easy to clean and keep clean. As they are naturally wet with easy to clean walls, the simple application of normal bathroom cleaners to keep mildew and moulds away is all that is needed.

So, How Safe are Mobility Wet Rooms?

Mobility wet rooms are a very safe bathroom option for elderly people, especially when there is difficulty in mobility. They are a fantastic choice to enhance bathroom safety, as they do not enable tripping hazards.

With mobility wet rooms, there is no need to step in and out of a shower tray or bathtub, hence the probability of mishaps occurring is reduced. The designs of mobility wet rooms are similar to regular bathrooms. The difference is that when designing mobility wet rooms, accessibility for the elderly and even the disabled is the major factor considered.

Hence, mobility wet rooms are fast becoming a popular choice for the elderly. There is the availability of both ground and upper-level installations, both of which are an excellent way to make the most of bathroom spaces.

At Age Care Bathrooms, we have over 20 years of experience in providing excellent quality mobility wet rooms, designed from scratch and tailored to your needs. Call us on 0800 808 5897 for a free consultation and quote today, or use our online 3D service!