Aspects To Consider For The Perfect Handicap Shower

Posted by Safe Showers on June 9th, 2017

Bathroom is a risky zone for people with disabilities. Since showers pose the problem of accessibility and slippery surface, bathroom is where most accidents happen. The traditional bathrooms do not have enough measures to ensure a safe shower experience for physically challenged individuals. Some of the important aspects to consider in fine tuning the bathroom for physically challenged persons are the accessibility and safety aspects. If your bathroom has to cater to the needs of handicapped members, here are the different aspects you will need to work on for landing on the perfect Handicap Shower San Antonio.

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Wheelchair friendly
The bathroom designed or redesigned for handicapped persons must have enough space to accommodate wheel chair maneuverability. The more free space they get to move inside, the safer they shall feel besides finding a minimum risk for bumping into something inside the bathroom.

Sink enabling wheelchair access
The vanity fixed inside the bathroom must have space under for the disabled persons to move the wheel chair under it and wash their hands and brush their teeth. The perfect sink height for enabling wheelchair accessibility is 30’’ to 34’’. However, this height should not exceed beyond this. If there is a tall person who does not use wheel chair, but has troubles in bending, the sink height of 40’’ is recommended.

Anti-skid flooring
You have anti-skid flooring options available for both bathtub and shower. Senior people and physically challenged persons are at an increased risk of slipping inside the bathroom more so when the floor is wet. Slipping inside bathroom can be seriously harmful. The simplest way to make the bathroom slip resistant is to add a slip-resistant coating to the flooring.

The bathroom entrance should not have any step to permit the entry of the wheelchair inside the bathroom. In case of privacy required, you might consider including a sliding door. The best option could be a curtain or wrap around entrance that can ensure privacy without any physical obstacle. The entrance should measure not less than 32 inches to ensure wheel chair maneuverability. If the wheelchair must turn in the door space due to the bathroom position, then the doorway must be 36 inches.

Grab bars
Inside the bathtub, shower and also around the toilet, arrange to fix grab bars compliant with the specifications given for handicapped people. The conventional bathroom designs do not give room for large sized master bathrooms. Nevertheless even if you are under constraints to build a small bathroom, you can install grab bars with the least difficulty.

Toilet height
The ideal height for the toilet differs from person to person. However, the general rule is 18 inches. The standard size toilet seats measuring 15 to 17 inches can cause discomfort to disabled individuals. On either side of the toilet, you must have grab bars. These days, you will also find raised toilet seat add-ons that will make it easy to raise the height of the toilet seat by about 4 to 6 inches making it easy for the physically challenged persons to sit on the toilet seat a bit softer.

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