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For showering in comfort we supply and fit strong, rust proof seats with backs, arms and legs or can supply wheeled shower chairs.
Most older or disabled people like to sit down whilst in the shower. Some only need a platform to perch on; others will need more supportive or contoured seating, maybe even wheeled shower chairs.
Mobile shower chairs are made from non-corrodible materials so that it does not matter if they get wet. They enable people to push themselves, or be pushed, into a shower cubicle or area - avoiding the need to transfer onto a wheelchair and from there onto a shower stool or fixed seat.
Fixed chairs are usually attached to a tubular frame which fixes to the wall via hinged brackets. Optional floor consoles are available if the wall fixings are not strong enough. The seat folds up against the wall when not in use. Some have support legs which transfers some of the weight through the floor. The seat can be fixed at a height to suit the person's needs.
What makes a home handicap and wheelchair accessible?
Put simply, the ability to enter and move around without obstacles such as steps and narrow doors. Bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen are wheelchair accessible. Everyone's needs are different, so plan to suit your individual requirements and physical limitations.
The demand for accessible housing will increase in future years as the elderly become a larger share of our population. Independent living and the ability to take care of ourselves allows us to remain active and depend less on others.
Making your home accessible with simple home modifications, such as swing away hinges, can improve your lifestyle and the ability to live at home.
Move or improve?
Most of us would choose to live and retire in our own home rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living centre.
Your home can be adapted and modified to accommodate your individual needs, physical capabilities and conditions. Your house can become more accessible with a few minor home modifications.
Disabled Facilities Grants
Local council grants can help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when it is considered that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.
A grant can be used for adaptations to give you better freedom of movement into and around your home and/or to provide essential facilities within it.