Being able to safely shower is a necessity that is somewhat of a luxury to the mobility challenged. The bathroom is the area of the home where most falls occur. Additionally, most of those falls occur while entering or exiting the tub or while in the shower.
Walk-in showers are ideal for eliminating the common fear and struggle for those who experience difficulty with balance and mobility. As the name suggests, a walk-in shower allows for easy and safe entering and exiting for nearly anyone.
Renovators remove the tub and create a level walking area. A no-slip surface and grab bars make the shower safer, and other features such as benches, built-in shower seats, adapted handles and showerheads, and anti-scald faucets may be added as needed.
Benefits of Installing an
Walk-in showers have a number of benefits including:
Fit in Most Bathrooms
Easy to Maintain
Add Appeal for Selling
Our Safety Features
What Safety Features Should
You be Aware of?
There are numerous features that will make your walk-in shower safer and more convenient. Some elements are optional. However, some are a necessity. These include:
- Grab bars, both in the shower, as well as outside of the shower
- Anti-scald faucets guard sensitive skin against extremely hot water by preventing its release. Not only does the feature help eliminate burns, but it also reduces falls that occur if someone tries to move away from scalding water very quickly
- Bright lightening so all parts of the shower and the areas around the shower are visible
- Non-slip flooring
- Shower seats-these can be built-in or free-standing. The most important factor is the fit. The seat must be level so it does not wobble, and it cannot block the entrance/exit of the shower. Additionally, the shower seat must fit the owner and be able to support their weight safely