Posts Tagged ‘Bathing’

Tips for Safety in the Bathroom

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by morethan

With its slippery and hard surfaces, the bathroom can become one of the most dangerous places for falls in your own home.   Here are some useful tips for keeping you safe in the bathroom:

  1. Get rid of throw rugs. These slippery floor coverings are the main cause of household falls. If you just can’t part with them in the bathroom, secure loose rugs with double-faced tape, tacks or slip-resistant backings.
  2. Put nonslip mats in your bathtub and shower to help prevent falls. To combat tripping, secure any loose corners on mats.
  3. Keep the bathroom floor dry, making sure it has no water on it. A weighted shower curtain will help ensure that no water leaks onto the floor.
  4. Place grab bars or grab rails in or around the bathtub, shower and toilet. When installed properly and securely, they’ll help you balance as you stand or sit and give you something to hold on to if you do slip.
  5. Your bathroom should be adequately lit during the day. At night, put a nightlight on the path to the bathroom which comes on when it detects movement. Within the bathroom, use a nightlight, or install an illuminated switch.
  6. If your toilet seat is low, consider buying a toilet seat extender or a toilet with a higher seat. That way you can get up safely and with less effort.  Also you might want to consider a toilet surrounding frame to go around the toilet to help.
  7. Put a bath board or bench or shower stool in the shower or bathtub. You’ll then have a place to sit when washing and there is less chance of slipping.
  8. Equip your shower with a handheld or adjustable shower head. You can manoeuvre it where you want it, minimizing your movement in the shower. Also, you can use it while sitting safely on your bath seat or bench.
  9. Take your time. The more you rush, the more likely you are to fall.
  10. If you struggle with getting in and out of bath then you might want to consider a lightweight bath lift.

More Than Mobility supply a range of bathing and toileting aids so do take a look at our website.

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More Than Mobility

Take a Look At Our Range of Bathing Products

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by morethan

Our ranges of bathroom aids are specifically designed to give extra assistance if you become a little unsteady on your feet as you grow older. For many with mobility issues, it can be difficult to have a bath or shower efficiently and safely.  A lot of people find it awkward getting in and out of their bath or shower safely, particularly when they have no one around to help them.

Our bathing products and aids allow you to create an innovative, accessible bathroom that meets your needs and allow you to have independence at bath/shower time!

Walk In Baths

Walk in baths are available for all types of bathrooms.  From small walk in baths for areas that are not large enough for full size baths to full length walk in baths which can replace your existing bath.  All our walk in baths are leak-proof and easily accessible with thermostatic temperature control and two wastes so the baths empties twice as fast!  Call today for a free no obligation quote.

Walk in Showers

Walk in showers make showers accessible to those with mobility issues.  Whether you need a walk in shower that is wheelchair accessible, or a complete wet room, we can supply, build and install your walk in shower to meet your exact requirements.   From step in walk in showers to low level access walk in showers, call today for a free no obligation quote.

Bath Lifts

For those who wish for ease of access to their bath without having to install a new bath or shower, our selection of lightweight bath lifts is the ideal solution.   Easy to install and gently lifts you in and out of the bath.

Prices start from as little as £240!

Bathing Aids

We also provide a range of bathing aids that are designed to make the process of bathing easier.  Our selection includes bath boards, bath steps, bath rails, shower seats and stools, perching stools and grab bars to name a few.

Suction Grab Bars

These strong suction grab bars are easy to install and requires no tools.  Grab Bars provide stability and support and are commonly fitted in bathrooms and toilets where support while standing sitting or walking is often required.  Price:  £6.99

Portable Shower Bench

One-piece shower bench adds convenience, comfort and safety to the bathroom and it is portable for easy storage and travel.  The strong handle provides additional safety and stability for the user.  Price: £19.99

For our full range of bathing products and more information please visit our website.

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More Than Mobility Team