Bathrooms pose the greatest risk of falls in homes, hospitals and other settings. Getting in and out of a normal bathtub or shower stall can prove to be a difficult task for seniors and people with mobility issues. Walk-in bath systems are designed to overcome this problem, helping seniors and people with or without mobility concerns to live independently. Ideal for home bathroom remodels and for senior care facilities, hospitals, and universities, these low threshold devices are safe and convenient alternative to traditional bath systems and can be customized to suit specific requirements and environments.
Leading suppliers of accessibility equipment offer premium quality bathroom products that are functional, comfortable, durable and aesthetically pleasing. The different types of bath systems available today:
- Showers – Barrier-free showers allow safe and comfortable bathroom access for people with limited mobility. Available in both four-piece units and five-piece units, these showers come in a luxurious polyester gelcoat finish with full plywood backing on all walls for outstanding strength and customized installation of accessories. Other features include custom tile accenting, and self-supporting pre-level bottom that eliminates mud setting. Shower accessories include grab bars, shower valve, glide bar/hand shower, matching soap dish and collapsible water stopper, drain, curtain and rod.
- Barrier-free shower pans – Barrier-free shower pans help avoid the risks associated with stepping into a bath tub. These are available with beveled thresholds, anti-slip gelcoat finish, and collapsible water stopper and drain.
- Walk-in tubs – These special tubs generally have doors that open and close on the front or side of the bathtub. The main advantage is that the tub doors allow users to enter the tub without having to lift their legs over the threshold, when compared with traditional bathtubs. The door seal prevents leaking.
- Tub showers – Tub showers are a practical way to house both bath and shower options in one space. They are an ideal choice for settings with limited space. Their key features include custom tile accenting, polyester gel coat finish, and full plywood backing.
To purchase bath systems, find a professional dealer of accessibility products in your area. Established dealers will thoroughly assess client requirements and provide customized, hassle-free installation services. Purchase from a reliable dealer will also ensure competitive pricing.