For individuals living with disabilities, taking a shower isn’t a small task.
Bathing is supposed to be relaxing, but for some, it can be a dreaded task with the possibility of falling, or potentially ending up in hospital.
There are several measures which can be put in place to help make the bathroom a safer area, including installing a shower seat.
It would be a good idea to purchase a shower seat if you, or someone you care for are:
1. Starting to feel unsafe when standing in a shower cubicle or wet room
A shower seat will give the confidence to continue showering independently
2. Feeling pain or weakness in your legs or back
A shower seat will enable the user to sit down and reach awkward areas, such as your feet without bending as far.
3. Experiencing breathlessness and dizziness or balance issues
A shower seat will offer additional support and ensure safety whilst showering.
There are a number of benefits of using a shower seat, including:
1. Improved safety
Using a shower seat can help increase safety by decreasing the chance of falling by providing a secure area in a slippery shower. Shower seats are particularly useful for wheelchair users, elderly, or anyone who finds excessive movement painful or difficult.
2. Prevent trips, slips and falls
The bathroom is one of the most common places for people to slip, trip or fall. If you have balance issues or find you are sometimes unsteady on your feet, a shower seat can help.
3. They improve the quality of the user’s life
People living with disabilities or are confined to a wheelchair suffer more than just limited mobility. There’s a sense of needing and becoming dependent on other people. A little bit of independence can go a long way when it comes to a person’s quality of life. Owning a shower seat can help the users feel more independent.
Find our selection of shower seats and other showering aids here: https://www.nymas.co.uk/products/showering