If you are disabled or have limited mobility, you may find that getting in and out of the shower can be difficult to manage sometimes. But there are options you can consider to make showering easier to manage. Level access showers and wet rooms are the safest and most practical showering solution for people with mobility restrictions, whether for severe or minor disabilities.
Still not sure whether this is the right option for you? Here are 3 things to know about mobility showers.
1. How will a level access wet room or walk-in shower help me?
A level access shower or wet room is exactly how it sounds. Instead of having a shower tray that the water flows into, the entire floor becomes waterproofed and given adequate drainage.
This means that there is no longer a lip or edge of a shower tray to navigate, which can be especially difficult for those who have limited mobility, or need to use a wheelchair.
The ease of access, wide opening entry, and option for assisted bathing makes it the perfect solution in settings such as care homes, hospitals and they can even be built in your own home. With a built-in slip-resistant shower floor, you are able to get in and out with your wheelchair, zimmer frame, or walk straight in with confidence and peace of mind. Wet rooms will usually have other features making them safer, like grab rails, fold-down seats and easy-to-use temperature controls.
2. Can I change some aspects of the wet room?
There are also many shower screen options available to suit all of your showering needs whether you need disabled shower access for assisted showering, whereby a half height panel screen would be the most suitable for the ease and benefit of a carer, plus the water stays within the shower area at all times.
Alternatively, if you are able to shower independently, then a full height open panel screen might be your preferred option so that you can get in and out with your mobility equipment easily.
3. What if I need extra mobility during showering or bathing?
As already mentioned, there are also options for extra mobility assistance with shower accessories such as grab rails, shower seats, different size doors and screen options to suit all mobility requirements. All these features improve the overall experience for disabled persons or those with limited mobility, making wet rooms an especially useful bathing area.
The Mobility-Plus walk-in showers, walk-in baths and easy access wet rooms not only offer a completely practical mobility solution for disabled bathing but they are also the most stylish and modern bathrooms currently in the mobility market. Level access showers are the way to go if you have a disability both for practicality and safety.
If you want a modern style as well then our Mobility Plus level access wet room showers are the perfect solution for you.
Still wondering if a walk-in shower or level access wet room is for you? Why not order a free brochure or talk to one of our lovely contact team to ensure that a walk-in shower is right for you and your lifestyle.