At some point, everyone has wondered how to make their bathroom a tad more comfortable.
Despite the unassuming presence of the bathroom, its significance is undeniable. A lot of people spend more time inside the bathroom than outside of it.
If one were to look at it from the disabled’s perspective, the bathroom posits its unique challenges. Despite the various thoughts on luxurious and comfortable fittings, a bathroom does require some essential accessories.
For the disabled, these accessories may be the key to comfortable bathroom usage. Therefore, such accessories can be key to resolving the bathroom issues for the physically challenged.
Though there are plenty of fittings and accessories, it is essential to zero in on a few that ensure a comfortable movement and ease of access.
A list of commercial washroom accessories aims to resolve the physically challenged people’s primary challenges.
1. Toilet Safety Rails
Toilet safety is usually adjustable fittings that support easy rotation to suit a person’s requirements and need. The armrests are fixed with foam and rubber-based grips for a non-slippery and secure grip.
The rest of the fitting is mostly aluminum or, in some cases, PVC plastic for easy cleaning.
2. Bathtub Safety Fittings
Fittings in most tubs do not need any particular installation tools. Bathtub safety fittings include rubber surfaces and handrails that need to be placed at particular heights per code.
The handrails and position rails come with a locking feature and better safety. The handrails and other external fittings are usually made from stainless steel for a sturdy grip and prevent corrosion due to water.
The rubber pads at the bottom of the tub provide a scratch and slip-proof security.
3. Bath and Shower Seat
A bath and shower seat is a light and exceptionally durable chair that can withstand up to 250lb of weight. Most of these shower seas come with adjustable height for comfortable use.
It also has an anti-slip surface, which in most cases, either specialized plastic or rubber-coated surfaces. The chair is also accompanied by rubber feet to provide extra stability.
4. Raised Toilet Seat
This toilet seat can be placed by raising the originally fitted one and affixing it on top.
The raised toilet seat is an external accessory that can quickly raise the toilet seating to 4 inches and hold up to 275 pounds of weight. The seamless edge of the raised toilet seat is also easier to clean.
5. Bath Step
These bath steps come with textured and slip-proof surfaces, which are safer. The handrails come with a lock-in feature to ensure proper safety.
The handrail also provides extra balance and support. The bath step’s feet are made of rubber, and the overall construction is firmly made with steel.
Thus, the general construction is focused on avoiding any slip-ups to safety for the disabled.
6. Adjustable Sinks
These sinks can be mounted on any surface without any tools and can be instantly repositioned at various angles.
The disabled-friendly sinks also come with adjustable angles and grips to ensure that the disabled person can get as close to running water as possible.
Some of these sinks are mounted with adjustable handrails and safety handles to ensure balance and support for the disabled.
The most common issue with a sink is that it is rigid on its mounting. An adjustable sink helps to remedy this issue with height and curve adjustment settings.
7. Hand-Held Shower
Twin use shower heads that can be used together or separately. These showers come with variant shower settings and fit in any shower bracket with the tool-free installation.
These hand-held showers are perfect for handicapped people, especially those that face mobility issues. These hand-held showers can prove to be handy for the simple reason that the accessibility is not an issue with these showers.
Ultimately, it is important to select an accessory based on which safety, reach, and accessibility needs are most important.
For this, a greater understanding of the disability has to be correlated with the needs and requirements of the physically disabled person.
The selection of any accessory will require in-depth research and analysis. But the researched options have to be carefully evaluated on pre-conditions of safety and hygiene.