People with mobility issues often struggle navigating bathrooms. Fortunately, a barrier-free shower can improve a bathroom’s accessibility. This type of shower system eliminates the high step-over, so you can enter your shower more easily.
Here are the advantages of a barrier-free shower in this post.
A barrier-free shower has no surrounding barriers or edges. It is built on the same level as the bathroom floor, making it easy to step into. It’s often recommended to older adults and people with mobility issues.
Why Choose a Barrier-Free Shower
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 235,000 people over the age of 15 visit emergency rooms every year due to injuries sustained in the bathroom. Barrier-free showers have no considerable step-over, so there is a lower risk of accidents. They are also more wheelchair-accessible, so it’s ideal for older adults and people with limited mobility.
- Apart from being a safe and convenient option for people with mobility issues, a barrier-free shower can also be customized with additional features. You can request your shower installation company to add grab bars, shower seating and non-slip flooring. There are several ways you can make your barrier-free shower even more accessible.
- The traditional bathroom is difficult to clean because it has many corners and joints where dirt and grime accumulate. On the other hand, a barrier-free shower has fewer seams and can be cleaned more quickly.
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