Please review and correct the information below.

Thinking about how you use your bathroom

Finding the right equipment can make life easier for you. Select an option below.

Do you need help getting in and out of the bath?

Bath boards

Can be used to help you get in and out of the bath. Can be used with a bath seat.

Bath lifts

Fits inside the bath and can lift you from the bottom of the bath to the top of the bath rim. Please note you will need to lift your legs over the bath rim.

Bath step

A step to help you to get in or out of the bath. Some steps can be adjusted to the height you need.

Grab rail for bathroom

A rail fixed to or near the bath to help you to get in and out of the bath safely.

Bath mats

A mat which attaches to the bottom of your bath to stop you from slipping when you get in and out.

Do you need help in the bath?

Bath seats

Used with a bath board so a person can get lower down in the bath. They will not be fully in the bath so if they need to clean their lower body for medical reasons this is not suitable. Some bath seats can not be used in plastic baths so the strength of the bath needs to be considered.

Bath chairs

Provides support and positioning if you are physically disabled and cannot sit upright unassisted during bathing.

Bath shortener

Attaches to the foot of the bath to prevent you slipping down helping you to bathe in safety and comfort.

Bath cushion/ pillow

Can be attached to the bath so that you can sit or lie back more comfortably.

Tap turner

Enables people with reduced hand function or weak grip to turn taps on and off.

Plugs

Bath and sink safety plugs that reduce the risk of scalding and flooding using a pressure activated system.

Thermometer

Water temperature alarm - improves bathroom safety and prevents scalding in the bath.

Sponge

A sponge with a handle for easy grip to help you reach and wash your back and lower limbs if you find it difficult to bend.

Safety strips

Anti-Slip Bath Safety Strips prevent you from slipping in the bath or shower.

Do you need help in the shower?

Shower boards

Fit in the bath so a person can use their over bath shower. They may be used in combination with other types of equipment. Need to make sure that there is no lip on the bath or curvature of the bath which would prevent the installation and use of a shower board.

Shower seats

Useful if a person is finding it difficult to safely stand whilst in the shower. These can also be used so they can sit at a bathroom sink.

Bath mats

A mat which attaches to the bottom of your bath to stop you from slipping when you get in and out.

Sponge

A sponge with a handle for easy grip to help you reach and wash your back and lower limbs if you find it difficult to bend.

Safety strips

Anti-Slip Bath Safety Strips prevent you from slipping in the bath or shower.

Do you need help going to the toilet?

Commodes

Useful for if a person finds it difficult to be able to reach the main toilet.

Continence management

Helps to reduce the effects of incontinence, reduce the risk of incontinence and improve a person's comfort.

Raised toilet seat

Useful if a person is unable to safely get on/off their toilet as the toilet is too low.

Toilet frames

Useful if a person needs to push up to standing from a toilet using both arms. The width of the frame needs to be able fit around the toilet and the person needs to be able fit within it. It can be floor fixed for more stability.

Urinals

Useful when a person cannot reach the main toilet.

Fracture pans

Useful when a person cannot reach the main toilet.

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