Call us free on:
0800 316 0115
A+ A- A

Walk in showers for the elderly and their benefits

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

Wet room versus Walk in Shower

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.

Walk in showers for the elderly and benefits of bathroom adaptations

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

See all our genuine reviews here.