Creating a Mobility Shower Cubicle for Your Home
Using a traditional shower with certain disabilities can not only be frustrating but also dangerous. Many struggle with the high step that’s needed to get into the bath or shower. Others experience difficulty standing for long periods of time.
No matter if you have limited mobility or some other physical ailment, it’s important to have access to a shower that is safe to use. One of the best options for those with disabilities is a cubicle shower. Mobility shower cubicles are comfortable to use and are ideal for the elderly or disabled users. This shower design is safe, easy, and quick to use.
Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of creating a mobility shower cubicle for your home.
Choosing the Right Mobility Shower
One of the first factors to think about when choosing a mobility shower is the type of enclosure that will work best for you. If you have a traditional bath/shower combination, you likely have to get over a high step in order to get into the bath or shower. A swivel seat or shower board can be used to assist you with safely getting into the bath.
If you want even more safety and protection, you’ll want to consider a shower cubicle. Shower cubicles eliminate the need to step offer the high edge of a bathtub. Most shower cubicles are flush with the floor or have a very small lip that makes it easy to get in and out of. This makes it the ideal option for the elderly or even wheelchair users.
Another factor to think about when creating a mobility shower cubicle is the door. Most shower cubicles use a single full-length door or a shower curtain for privacy—but, as someone with a disability or mobility issues, you may prefer shower cubicle designs that offer folding or double doors, as they offer more space and easier access.
Last but not least, you’ll want to find cubicle shower units that offer a variety of accessibility and safety features such as:
- Grab bars
- Non-slip surfaces
- Hand-held shower wands
With these features, getting clean is not only easier, it is less stressful and less dangerous.
Choose American Bath for Your Shower Cubicle Needs
Shower and bath time should be relaxing and rejuvenating, but, most importantly, safe. If you’re looking for a comfortable solution to getting clean, be sure to check out our handicap showers. Each shower that we offer is ADA compliant, making it the ideal option for anyone suffering from a disability.
Our Accessabath shower systems offer a variety of shower cubicle designs, including low threshold and wheelchair-accessible. Our mobility shower cubicles offer a secure and comfortable environment that’s durable and low maintenance. These systems include stainless steel grab bars, adjustable shower wands, and much more.
Call us today at (888) 228-4925 to speak to a representative about your shower enclosure needs.