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Solent Bathrooms specialises in the installation of both standard and mobility bathrooms.  Young or old, we have cost effective designs and solution that will enhance your home.  You can view an information article below that details what makes a good mobility bathroom. Alternatively, visit our home page for more information and details on how to receive a free no obligation quote.

Mobility Bathroom - Example
Mobility Bathroom - Example

Mobility Bathrooms - Article

What Makes A Good Mobility Bathroom?

A good mobility bathroom, also known as an accessible or adapted bathroom, is designed to accommodate individuals with mobility challenges or disabilities, providing them with a safe, convenient, and comfortable environment to perform essential daily activities. Here are key elements that contribute to making a good mobility bathroom:

 

Accessibility:

The bathroom should be easily accessible for individuals using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids. This includes features such as widened doorways, ample manoeuvring space, and barrier-free entrances.

 

Safety Features:

Safety is paramount in a mobility bathroom. Install grab bars strategically placed near the toilet, shower, and bathtub to provide support and stability. Non-slip flooring materials and mats should be used to prevent slips and falls, especially in wet areas.

 

Walk-In Shower or Tub:

A walk-in shower with a low or no threshold is ideal for easy access. Alternatively, if a bathtub is preferred, consider a walk-in bathtub with a door for effortless entry and exit.

 

Shower Bench or Seat:

Incorporate a shower bench or seat to provide a comfortable and safe seating option for individuals who may have difficulty standing for long periods or need assistance while bathing.

 

Adjustable Showerheads:

Install a handheld showerhead with adjustable height settings to accommodate users of different heights and mobility levels, allowing for greater flexibility and ease of use.

 

Raised Toilet Seat:

Consider installing a raised toilet seat to make it easier for individuals with mobility issues to sit down and stand up from the toilet, reducing strain on joints and muscles.

 

Accessible Sink:

The sink should be accessible to individuals using wheelchairs or mobility aids, with adequate space underneath for leg clearance. Lever-style or touchless faucets can be easier to operate for those with limited dexterity.

 

Good Lighting:

Ensure the bathroom is well-lit with bright, even lighting to improve visibility and minimise shadows, reducing the risk of accidents.

 

Easy-to-Reach Storage:

Utilise storage solutions such as open shelving or low cabinets that are easily reachable from a seated or standing position, allowing individuals to access toiletries and other necessities without difficulty.

 

Emergency Call System:

Consider installing an emergency call system or alert device within reach in case assistance is needed urgently, providing added peace of mind for both users and caregivers.

 

Anti-Scald Devices:

Install anti-scald devices on faucets to prevent water temperature from reaching dangerously high levels, reducing the risk of burns.

 

Accessible Controls:

Ensure that all controls, such as light switches, faucets, and shower controls, are easily reachable and operable for individuals with limited mobility or dexterity.

 

By incorporating these features, a good mobility bathroom can greatly improve the quality of life for individuals with mobility challenges, promoting independence, safety, and dignity in their daily routines.

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