For many people having easily accessible toilet facilities can make a huge difference to their lives and in some cases can be the difference between living independently or not. People deserve to have privacy as well as comfort when using the toilet, fortunately there are many simple solutions.
The height of the toilet can be altered by replacing the existing seat with a raised toilet seat. Some raised toilet seats have integrated arms which allow the user to lower and rise more easily. Another alternative to give extra support is a height adjustable and, stable toilet frame, which is placed around the front and sides of the toilet.
Grab rails can be fixed to an adjacent toilet wall in order to aid the user while getting up and down. For the smaller bathroom hinged grab rails which fold to the wall when not in use are ideal, and take up less room. An add on Bidet facility can be added to most standard toilets. These can vary from standard cheaper fixtures to features such as warm air drying.
Over recent times features and facilities in modern or, adapted bathrooms have evolved and are becoming far more user friendly. Safety first, as always is the key, and some safety features include, anti scald mixer taps, anti scald shower valves, non slip flooring and grab rails.
Bathrooms can now be adapted to aid people with mobility impairments such as level access shower trays and walk in baths or wet rooms. Accessories for use within the bathroom include, shower stools, mobile corrosion resistant shower chairs with foot rests, and commode chairs.
For the elderly and people with disabilities bathroom aids play an important part to their daily living, comfort and wellbeing. The items which some people rely on, not only include incontinence items and toileting aids, non slip mats and grab rails etc. but also simple small items like nail clippers and scissors.