Walk in Showers for the Elderly
Having a walk-in shower installed is a great way of making the bathroom safer to use and avoiding unnecessary falls as we age. A walk-in shower is a practical bathing solution that offer easy access and are low maintenance. Walk in showers come in a range of styles and sizes and can be designed into almost every bathroom environment meaning you can have both style and safety.
A walk-in shower eliminates the requirement for you to step over a bath side or up and into a raised shower tray. A walk-in shower can also have a built in shower seat consists and this combined with the anti-slip floor is a great way of ensuring a safe bathing solution.
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We can arrange a Free Accessible Bathroom Design And Quote Service across Ireland. An experienced designer will visit you at home to learn more about your bathing requirements.
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Benefits of a walk in shower
The installation of a customised walk-in shower is one of the most effective ways to achieve a safer and more accessible bathroom area and provide a greater level of luxury appearance. Some of the key benefits of having a walk-in shower installed include:
- Easy Access
- Safe to use
- Flexible design
- Easy to clean
- Attractive design features
- Non Slip flooring
A walk in show can be complemented with other safety features such as grab rails and fold down seats to give the users more safety and independence.
Walk-in shower - FAQ
A walk in shower opens up the bathroom or en suite adding to a modern simple and fresh look and creating more space thus ensuring a safer showering experience . Walk in showers are increasingly used to help people with reduced mobility and are a safer way to maintain independence as we age.
The components of a walk in shower range from €400 up to €1500 . The majority of the cost installing your new walk in shower goes on the labour . Most installations will involve removal of an older units and then the plumbing and installation of the newer unit. Setting a budget of about €5000 should cover the cost of material , finishes and labour.
A walk in shower is very easy to maintain . The glass screen, shower tray and shower head to clean, mean walk in showers are much easier to maintain, compared to a traditional shower enclosure. When looking at walk in shower screens, make sure to choose one that features an easy clean protective coating that repels grime and soap scum to keep it looking like new for longer.
When installing a walk in shower for an elderly person it is common for items such as a fold down seat ,chrome grab rails and non slip tiles to be added as part of the refurbishment .
These accessories combine to make the bathroom and in particular the shower a safer place for people with reduced moblity.
A walk in shower / wet room can be made to fit a wide range of spaces. The smallest unit can be 800 mm x 800 mm, whereas the largest in the range is almost 2 meters long. Overall room dimensions clearly determine how much space can be made available.
The most common size in Irish homes is is 1200 x 900 mm often fitted into a space once occupied by a standard sized bath. In a large room the best place for the shower area might be across a corner or along one of the walls.