Portable showers provide wheelchair users who find traditional bathing facilities difficult or impossible to use, the opportunity to bathe without having to leave the comfort and safety of their wheelchair. A portable shower can prevent the need for cumbersome and potentially dangerous maneuvers over tub edges or into shower chairs. Some models may be set up in areas inside or outside the home, and can be folded away.
Climbing in and out of the tub isn’t always easy for seniors and people with limited mobility. Easy entry and exit can also be challenging if a shower cubicle is too narrow or has too high a step. Walk-in showers usually have low entry thresholds of 3 inches or less making them easy to get in and out of, and they provide a comfortable, low-risk way to wash up. Many include safety options such as anti-scald faucets, easy touch controls, non-slip bases, and shelves.
Wheel Chair Accessible Showers
Wheelchair accessible showers provide enough room for someone to enter the shower in a wheelchair or for someone to pull up to the shower and transfer from a wheelchair to a shower chair. These showers are larger that standard home models and often have thresholds of no more than one half inch above a finished bathroom floor for easy entry.