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Walk in showers for the elderly and benefits of bathroom adaptations

Spruce up your bathroom with a walk-in shower

Nothing says elegance like a beautiful walk-in shower. And for people with restricted movement it’s also very practical. However, some people worry about the disruption and costs involved in putting in a new shower but with just a few adjustments you can have the ultimate showering experience. Read on to find out how.

With a range of walk-in shower enclosures, sizes and screens available, you’ll find a shower that suits your style and needs. For the elderly or people with limited mobility, getting rid of the bath and installing a walk-in-shower is not only a sensible option but provides the freedom to shower safely and comfortably.

What are the benefits of a walk-in shower ?

A walk-in shower is a great way to freshen up your bathroom while providing safe and easy bathing.

It could be the perfect solution if you:

  • struggle to get in and out of the bath
  • have difficulty getting up and down when in the bath
  • want a shower that is easy to clean.

Unlike a conventional shower, walk-in showers have low thresholds and are easy to step in and out of. No matter the size or shape of your bathroom there is usually a walk-in shower enclosure to fit your bathroom and maximise the space available.

I am writing to say how delighted I am with the shower. So much easier for me to use and safer. Mrs Ross, Crowthorne

Walk-in shower versus wet room

Walk-in showers

Walk-in showers are great for people who have difficulty getting in and out of the bath. They’re stylish, discreet and safe and can include built-in seating or grab rails for those who need a little extra help. The shower doors are lightweight making them easy to use. Even with its added safety features, it operates like a normal shower that can be used by all the family. Aquability showers fit in the same space as your old bath and can usually be installed in a day with no mess or fuss.

Wet rooms

With a wide entry and no door or threshold, wet rooms are designed to be fully accessible. However the installation is a major undertaking with pipework needing to be sunk into walls or re-routed under the floor. This often means a wet room will require a new floor and plastering before complete re-tiling of the bathroom. With installation taking up to 10 days it is one of the reasons many people choose to install a low-level access walk-in shower.

Benefits of bathroom adaptations

If you, or a family member, has any difficulty with bathing adapting your bathroom to include a walk-in shower is a great solution. It’ll give you more space and flexibility. If you still prefer to sit while bathing you can add a variety of fold-down seats, with or without arms, for greater safety and stability.

Most of the products at Aquability can usually be installed within a day as they are built to fit the same space as your old bath. There’s also no need for re-tiling as the shower enclosure can be installed perfectly against a corner or flat wall with no mess or fuss.

If you’d like to find the best solution for your bathing needs, please call us on our free phone: 0800 316 0115.