Toilet & Bathroom
Loss of mobility and balance can make it more difficult to use the toilet and bathroom. Changes to the toilet and bathroom are therefore one of the most common requirements of a person who experiences reduced or changed mobility.
The good news is that there has never been a more comprehensive range of products and accessories to choose from. These products, when incorporated into your home go a long way to offset the loss of mobility and help to restore confidence, comfort and independence in the use of the toilet and bathroom.
Disabled Toilet and Bathroom
It is a fact that many houses with toilets located on the ground floor were not designed and built for those who have a disability or who use wheelchairs. Often, the size, layout and fittings are just not safe and comfortable to use with ease and confidence. We can make the necessary changes to your toilet and bathroom.
Downstairs Disabled Toilet and Bathroom
Some two-storey houses do not have a toilet or bathroom downstairs. In such instances the converting of a room or part of a room downstairs to a toilet and bathroom will give you the convenience of not having to travel up and down the stairs on such a regular basis. If there is really no such room available downstairs, perhaps it may be possible to build on a toilet and bathroom extension. We can carry out these works.
Improvements that make it easier to use the toilet
For many people the traditional toilet has become unsuitable because of their changed mobility.
If you feel that your toilet is too low, then a raised toilet seat or a high toilet pan may be considered.
If you need support when sitting onto or rising up from the toilet seat, then we can provide horizontal, inclined, vertical or hinged support rails.
For even more assistance a toilet support device can be fitted onto your toilet that will lower you from a standing position to a sitting position and back to a standing position once again at the touch of a button.
A further adaptation can be made to your existing toilet seat that enables the user to toilet independently without the need for toilet tissue. In this arrangement washing and drying is carried out at the touch of a button.
Your existing wash hand basin may not be suitable for your needs. A wash hand basin with a pedestal can obstruct the use of the basin by a wheel chair user. Replacing the pedestal wash hand basin with a wall hung basin will enable closer access. For even more versatility and convenience consideration can be given to a swing washbasin.
Having a warm soothing bath is a pleasure. For those with reduced mobility the traditional bathtub may be a challenge to get into and out of safely and with confidence.
For many people today the preferred solution is a bath with an inward opening door, which allows you simply walk in, close the door behind you, run the bath and bathe. The door is easy to use and has a waterproof seal. There are several types and sizes to choose from with various options including hydrotherapy.
There are also tilting baths, which allows walk in access. It then reclines backwards to a level position from which it is filled. It is versatile in that it can also be used as a sit down shower or as a footbath.
Bath lifts are also available.
Level Access Showers
The traditional shower tray has to be stepped in and out of but for those with reduced mobility this can be a challenge. A walk-in shower is basically a shower tray without the raised enclosure to step over.
For some with reduced mobility the traditional shower unit is just not suitable. In such cases installing a wet room will make all the difference. Wet rooms are waterproof rooms where the floor has a drain gully set into it. There is plenty of room for access and movement and other appliances can be located conveniently for greater comfort and safety.
Talk to us at Adapt A House for a Free Survey and Quotation.