Our customers tell us that one of the worst aspects of losing mobility is the loss of independence. It doesn’t matter what your age and level of disability is. The thought of not being able to get around and having to rely on others can be difficult to come to terms with. Everybody wants to be able to look after their own personal bathing and toilet needs.
The loss of independence can encompass a wide variety of issues and can include:
- Problems with vision
- Low energy levels and reduced physical strength
- Difficulty getting in and out of the bath
- Difficulty climbing stairs
- Difficulty in bathing or showering
As a result, many people experiencing one or more of these issues can find themselves having thoughts of helplessness and fear. It doesn’t matter what age people are when these problems arise, the feeling is quite often the same.
Some may feel guilty relying on family members or friends to do things for them. They may feel anger at not being able to carry out everyday tasks as well as before.
Your loss of mobility and independence may have come about through a sudden trauma. This could be from an accident or illness or it may have simply crept up on you.
However, there are lots of mobility aids on the market today that can help you with various tasks whether that is driving, gardening, cooking or getting around.
Mobility friendly bathrooms
One of the biggest aids to regaining your independence can start with a mobility friendly bathroom. This could be a wetroom or walk-in shower that suits your mobility and your choice of style. These can help you bathe safely once again.
The bathroom can be a difficult place to navigate if not designed with your current needs in mind. You may be struggling to get in and out of the bath. The step into your shower may be too high, or the access not wide enough.
Mobility bathroom adaptations don’t have to look dated or old fashioned. Simple design features can make your bathroom safer, as well as looking more modern and stylish. Redesigning your bathroom can make bathing enjoyable again. As well as the practical aspects, your bathroom should be a place to relax and unwind.
The Bathing Mobility Advisory Service can offer an unrivaled approach to adapting your bathroom. For over a decade we have helped many people feel safe once again. We offer a free design and consultation service in the comfort of your home. This allows us to make the best recommendations for your needs within the space you have available.
Call us today to see how we can help you to take back control and regain your independence.