A small challenge for you to consider:
My mother who is 86 is in hospital at the moment having fallen and
broken her hip. In the mean time my father is now rushing around trying
to sort things for her return. He is having a stair lift installed this
week and wants to have the bath removed and a walk in shower fitted. The
main problem is that everyone he's contacted so far is quoting weeks
before they can start work.
So, if I wanted to fit a shower in place of the bath...
He wants a wet room type of design with no tray or lip for her to trip
on the idea being to remove the bath - 900 by 1800 fitted wall to wall -
put a glass door/screen across the opening and then take it from there
with a Mira 10.8 electric shower.
Any suggestions for suppliers 9he's in North Wales), points to watch out
for or handy hints would be very gratefully received.
I'm a bit puzzled by this because, as people get older and less steady on
their feet, they tend to want to relax in a bath rather than having to stand
under a shower. I know that you can have seats put into showers - but it's
still not the same as lying back and having a good soak. Also, I have yet to
find an instant electric shower that provides anything like a satisfying
deluge of the type you get from a power shower, or a decent combi fed
When my father found it difficult getting into and out of the bath he had a
(http://www.bath-knight.co.uk/products/bath_knight/deluxe/deluxe.html ) and
found that excellent.
As you can see from the web-site, it is a powered 'band' that tightens
across the top of the bath. You sit on the band, swing your legs into the
bath, and then press a button that gently lowers you into the water. When
you want to get out you press the other side of the button and you are
gently raised out of the water again.
Personally, for someone who is elderly and unsteady on their feet, I would
regard this as a much better bet!
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