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How to Adapt Bathrooms for Disabled People

If you are disabled, a bathroom adaptation can greatly improve your life quality and independence. With the wide range of assisted bathroom products now available and the technical expertise of specialist bathroom adaptation companies such as EA Mobility, you can continue to enjoy the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

Unlike the functional but unattractive devices once used for bathroom adaptations, the products of today complement the beautiful surroundings of a bathroom designed entirely around your needs.

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What are the benefits of a bathroom adaptation for the disabled?

A bathroom adaptation has so many benefits that there isn’t room to list them all here, but we are sure that once you have an adapted bathroom you will wonder how you coped without it. Here are a few of the advantages.

·       Accessibility

For disabled people, an accessible bathroom is essential. A low-level access shower or walk-in bath can help with bathing and a raised-height toilet helps with stiffness or limited mobility.

If you require assistance with showering, a carer height shower screen will contain water spray within the shower area but allow your carer to assist you.

If wheelchair access is required, this may mean the doorway to the bathroom needs widening. A level access shower or wet room will give wheelchair access to the shower area.

·       Health and wellbeing

For anyone with reduced mobility, adapting a bathroom can make bathing less of a chore and more of an opportunity to relax and enjoy good, regular hygiene. This can have a positive effect on mental well-being as well as physical health.

Walk-in baths have multiple benefits for health and wellbeing. Having a walk-in bath means you can still enjoy a good soak, with Aqua Spa massage, chromotherapy and a Bluetooth sound system as optional extras to enhance your bathing experience.

Using the toilet can often be a challenge, but a smart toilet will remove the effort and assure you of good personal hygiene with a gentle, warm water spray to thoroughly wash you, followed by warm air drying.

·       Independence

Unless you have a live-in carer you may have to fit your bathing times around their schedule. A bathroom adaptation could mean you can bathe or shower whenever you want or need to.

A bath lift will enable you to get in and out of the bath without assistance and can be easily fitted to an existing bath, while a body dryer can often eliminate the need for assistance with drying off after a bath or shower.

·       Safety

The bathroom can be an unsafe environment for anyone who has reduced mobility or is unsteady on their feet, but a professional bathroom adaptation will take into account all the potential hazards and provide assistance where it is needed.

Installing slip-resistant flooring, a shower seat, grab rails and automatic night light are a few ways in which bathroom safety can be enhanced for the disabled.

So, how can you adapt your bathroom?

You will need to contact a bathroom adaptation provider to discuss your requirements and the options available for your budget. The best bathroom adaptation for you will depend on your disability, your needs and your preferences.

You can also request an advice pack whilst you wait for a project assessor’s visit. This will give you some ideas of the types of products and adaptations that might be possible and help you prepare your thoughts so that the visit is the most productive for you.

The advice pack as you will understand is not a price list since your own requirements are bespoke in terms of the existing bathroom, the adaptations you require and the products that you select – you will of course require a written quotation that you can rely upon.

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How can EA Mobility help?

As a specialist bathroom adaptation provider, we have many years of experience and a wide range of solutions that can be tailored to your individual needs.

We also strive to create pleasant bathroom environments where you can begin and end each day in comfort, using products that are stylish as well as functional.

Every client’s needs are different, which is why we like to start with a visit from one of our home assessors. This is completely free and without any obligation to use EA Mobility for your bathroom adaptation.

It’s also an opportunity for us to get to know you personally and to assess your needs while giving you professional, unbiased and personal advice on how your bathroom can be adapted.

If you choose to use EA Mobility for your bathroom adaptation our designers, fitters, electricians, plumbers and decorators will manage the entire project from concept to completion, working to the highest standards and with minimal disruption to your home and life.

If you would like to book a visit from one of our home assessors, please call us on 0800 955 8810 or fill out our online Contact Form and we will respond promptly.

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