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Handicap Bathtubs and Other Fittings for a More Accessible Bathroom

handicapped bathtubMaking a bathroom more accessible to a handicapped person can make their life easier and more independent. Just by installing a few simple features, a person’s ability to use the bathroom on their own can be greatly increased. This article will talk about handicapped bathtubs and other things you can use in a bathroom to make it more accessible.

Handicapped bathtubs are one of the best ways of increasing the accessibility of a bathroom. A handicap tub contains a door which makes easier to use and allows the person using it to be more independent. You need to choose between a slide-in and walk-in tub although the choice is usually obvious depending on the disability of the person using it.

There are many other things you can do to make a bathroom more accessible for a disabled person though. Most of them are also cheaper than getting a handicap bathtub (mainly due to the extra plumbing that’s involved). For example, a bathroom for a handicapped person should have a toilet that’s slightly raised. This can easily be done by adding a specially designed seat to increase the height by several inches.

You should also make sure that all of the plumbing in the bathroom is covered and that sharp edges are softened with protective foam. This means that the person is less likely to suffer a serious injury should they fall in the bathroom. For the same reason you should always make sure that the flooring of the bathroom is made from a non-slip material that provides as much grip as possible.

There are many things you could do to make a bathroom more accessible to a handicapped person but these are some of the most important. Increasing the ability of a handicapped person to use the bathroom independently is always worth the cost.