Disability and independence: creating an accessible bathroom

dh-logo-small    Frances Leckie, editor of Independent Living, looks at developments in bathroom and toilet technology that enable you to make your bathroom fully accessible and give you independence.

You probably won’t be too surprised to learn that bathrooms are the most common type of home adaptation. It may be the smallest room, but it can certainly provide some of the biggest obstacles to independence and dignity. It is a safe bet that if you have problems with mobility, dexterity or flexibility that make daily living tasks a challenge, then a standard British bathroom is also going to cause problems.

Fortunately, accessibility and style are easily available, thanks to the fashion for wetrooms. This has made level access and wheelchair-friendly showers a feature of every bathroom showroom on the high street. But that isn’t the whole story – there are many other products to consider in the quest for a perfectly customised bathroom.

L’articolo prosegue…. disability horizons



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