Different styles of mobility bathrooms can bring different advantages to users who struggle with mobility, but there is only one type of bathroom that offers the ultimate in convenience when it comes to bathing.
Wet rooms are the ideal choice for people who have limited mobility or are perhaps in a wheelchair. Installing them in a property can really improve the quality of life for those who have mobility restrictions.
Here are just a few reasons as to how wet rooms make bathing easier.
Level Floor = Easy Access
The most striking feature about any wet room is the fact that it’s all on one level, meaning that access could not be easier. Unlike traditional bathrooms or mobility bathrooms that use more traditional elements, there are no additional hurdles for users to clear in their pursuit of bathing.
For example, shower trays are eliminated completely, meaning that there is no awkward change if height when accessing. This is particularly beneficial for wheelchair users who can easily move in to the shower without any problems at all.
The same goes for bath tubs. Adding doors and seats, for example, can make bath tubs more accessible and usable for those with mobility difficulties, but getting in and out of them can still be problematic.
A wet room would not ordinarily have a bath, meaning the user does not have to struggle in to the tub to bathe or take a shower.
An Open Space
Once inside a wet room, the open plan layout makes it easy for the user to move around. If their mobility allows, it can give back elements of pride and dignity as it frees them up to use the facilities independently.
A new wet room can potentially allow a user to access it hassle-free and bathe without any assistance at all, helping to form a better, healthier daily routine and genuine sense of freedom.
For users that are confined to a wheelchair, or perhaps struggle from a condition that will deteriorate, wet rooms are accommodating for them too. They have ample room to move around without fear of running in to a bath rub or shower cubicle.
It can also mean that carers or family members can also access the bathroom at the same time to offer assistance.
Thanks to the way wet rooms can be designed, they lend themselves to future changes and developments as a user’s condition may require. If additional equipment needs to be added in the future, for example a sling, then they usually offer the space and freedom to do that.
There are generally fewer fixtures and fittings to plan these around.
While being adaptable, wet rooms are also highly customisable. Hand rails, for example, can be added wherever they are needed for that specific user. If the person is tall or short, left-handed or right-handed, the bathroom can be set up perfectly for them to have the optimum experience, making their life much easier.