Shower & Bathroom Aids

The Bath

Obviously the biggest concern is how to get into and out of the bath safely. A few hints to help:

  • Remove all rugs and carpet. Make sure the floor is non-slip or fit a non-slip mat next to the bath. A non-slip mat inside the bath is essential.
  • To help get in and out, the bath should have a clamp-on grab rail or there should be a grab rail fitted on the wall. A bath board can help by sitting the person on the board before swinging their legs into the bath.
  • Hand held bath or shower hoses are essential for sitting or standing in the bath.

The Shower

While a shower is usually a lot easier to negotiate for many people, there are still many products that can make showering safer and easier.

  • Non-slip mats are essential – both inside and outside the shower.
  • Shower stools or chairs make showering more comfortable
  • Install grab rails for extra security.
  • There is a good range of shower commodes and mobile transporters available, which can be safely used in a shower. In this case, a hand held shower hose is more essential for seated people.
  • Many showering/bathing devised are available including suction nailbrushes, long handled toe washers and easily removable bath plugs.