What Makes Wheelchair Accessible Showers Superior?
Not all wheelchair accessible showers are the same. If you’re looking for options on bathing for disabled or elderly people, it’s important to buy a quality product that will last. There’s a lot of different roll in showers available, however not all of them are built with the same standards. Equally important is the price you pay. You don’t want to spend too much, especially for something that’s cheap or flimsy. Showers for wheelchairs need to be sturdy and reinforced so they don’t fall apart in a few years.
Low Threshold Shower
One of the more important things to consider, is make sure you buy a low threshold shower. Aging Safely offers a wide variety of low threshold shower pans as low as .5”. This can make a handicap shower stall more accessible for bathers that use a wheelchair or require a low step in entry. Some handicap shower stalls aren’t true wheelchair accessible showers. Furthermore, not all roll in shower pans come ready to go from the factory.
With Aging Safely Baths shower pans you can save on labor when installing. They don’t need to be mud set when installed. They come ready to go which can cut installation costs on labor. A shower for elderly bathers should have a nice easy transition, making wheelchair accessibility an option if needed.
Wheelchair Accessible Showers With Reinforced Walls
Have you ever been in a shower that bows or flexes? You should only consider a handicap shower stall that has fully reinforced walls. This not only makes it more sturdy, but can potentially make it last longer. This isn’t a project you want to have to redo in a few years. Some wheelchair accessible shower stalls are mass produced without reinforced walls. This makes it necessary to stud mount accessories like grab bars and seats. What’s more, you don’t want a wheelchair shower that has walls that can easily cave in or crack.
Walk in Showers For Seniors With a Great Warranty
Installing a roll in shower isn’t a project you want to do twice. Walk in showers for seniors should last a lifetime. All of Aging Safely Baths handicap showers come with a thirty year manufacturer warranty against any defects. Some of the elderly showers available will only last a few years at best depending on how much they’re used. Furthermore, having peace of mind with this type of purchase should be important. Wheelchair shower stalls at Aging Safely Baths are specifically designed for the elderly and disabled. Only quality materials are used and it’s designed to last.
Wheelchair Accessible Showers That Are Spacious
If you have a bather who utilizes a wheelchair, you need to make sure there’s plenty of room to enter. A small roll in shower may not have the room for a wheelchair to roll in. First, it’s important to have the space you need to shower comfortably. Second, some low threshold showers may not even be able to fit a wheelchair. Aging Safely carries small and extra-large roll showers designed specifically for bathers who want a low transition and need to access a shower with a wheelchair.
Step in Showers Versus Roll in Showers
While step in showers might be a good option for some, not all bathers are able to use their legs. A roll in shower pan will have a threshold low enough for a wheelchair to roll right into it. In addition, some of the pans can utilize a wheelchair ramp to make the entry even easier. This is important especially for bathers who may not have assistance when bathing. If you need a shower for the elderly or disabled, you should consider getting a low threshold shower pan that’s conducive to ease of accessibility. Aging Safely Baths specializes in handicap shower stalls that have a 4’ curb all of the way down to a half inch curbed shower pan that’s beveled.
Showers For Seniors With a Built in Seat
Some showers for seniors have cheap flimsy seats that can’t be permanently attached to the wall. This may create a problem for bathers who desire to use the shower chair for extra stability. Your wheelchair accessible shower should come with a seat you can attach directly to the wall so it doesn’t slide around at all.
Wheelchair Accessible Handicap Showers With Accessory Options You Need
A handicap shower should have the accessory options you need. Being able to customize where you put grab bars, shower wands, valves, slider bars and a seat is vital. Not all bathers need a grab bar in the exact same place. Having the flexibility to put your seat, grab bars and shower heads where you want is crucial. Aging Safely Baths proudly carries Best Bath ADA compliant and non compliant handicap wheelchair accessible shower systems.
Contact an Aging Safely Baths customer service representative today for a free, no obligation consultation and price quote. Our no pressure approach will help guide you and answer questions about your specific needs. Our goal is to help you find a wheelchair shower, roll in shower or walk in bathtub that best suits your needs, without spending too much. Call us toll free at 1-888-779-BATH(2284) or view several ADA compliant showers here.