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The 3 Best Bathroom Aids For The Elderly And Disabled

The 3 best bathroom aids for the elderly and disabled

When your muscles or joints ache or feel stiff you might begin to notice that bending over or taking a step can not only become increasingly difficult. As we get older we begin accept these aches and pains are just part of life but it can be unsafe to ignore our own mobility difficulties especially in places like our own bathrooms where there are often wet or slippery surfaces. Luckily, there plenty of different kinds of bathroom aids that can help give us extra support or stability, here are the best 3 bathroom accessories to help you stay independent:

1. Grab bars

Grab bars or grab rails are one of the most commonly used aid to help maintain stability in the bathroom. They are a cost-effective method of preventing falls. Grab bars are designed to enable you maintain balance, hold some of your weight while manoeuvring, or have something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall. Remember that suction grab-bars are only as good as the surface they are on and are not designed to hold your full body weight. Choose a grab bar that is fitted by a professional who will place it properly so that it will hold your full body weight in case of a fall or if you need to lift yourself up.

2. Bath boards

Bath boards are designed to be particularly helpful for those who find it difficult to stand for lengthy periods of time. It provides a seating area for sitting whilst bathing and have holes for drainage. They are great for sitting on while under the shower.

3. Anti-slip bath coating

A perfectly smooth bath surface combined with water and shampoo or soap could result in a slip or fall. A quick and simple way to make your bath safe is to use an anti-slip coating which gives you extra grip and will help reduce the risk of a slip or a fall. Rubber bath mats can sometimes accumulate mould or fungus, an anti-slip coating can give you a slip-resistant bath without any health risks.

 

Bathtub door
If you are having trouble getting in and out of the bath and are thinking about your options for increasing accessibility it may seem like you have only 2 options: a new walk-in bath or a separate shower. If you already have a shower bath you don’t have to get rid of it. UDOOR can install a door into your bath.

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Mr Vibhaker Kishore Baxi 11/05/20

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In our new build apartment we were stuck with a bathtub as it was already fitted to allow a change to accommodate the need for my 97 yr old mother. Alternatives required removing bathtub and replace it with a shower tray or a walk in bathtub. Both expensive options and risking voiding builder's warranty. Then I came upon the U-Door option and I must say it has worked out very well at a relatively less outrageous price. They have been proficient in follow up, their engineer seems very professional and finished the job without any fuss.

Terry Day 30/04/20

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We had a udoor fitted in our bath. We were very pleased with the service provided the tradesman who fitted the door was very pleasant and professional we have used it for while now and very pleased with it my wife has been able to shower with no problems.

John Gray 30/04/20

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First rate product & First rate service. For a person with mobility issues like myself it makes being able to shower easy again. Two options completely remodel the bathroom or fit a UDoor. No contest. Quality, Cost and speed of installation Would recommend to anyone.

Maureen Brett 08/11/19

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Louis came last week and fitted our bathtub door He worked very effectively and left no mess. He was very friendly and polite and ran through the necessary forms explaining everything very clearly. He also demonstrated the workings of the door before input. I have to say it looks amazing and is brilliant in its effectiveness. I'm really pleased with it and it already makes my life so much easier. The company itself appears to be very professional and kept me updated on when they would attend and even rang me to see if I would like an earlier installation date following a cancellation as they were aware of my surgery date. Very impressed overall and would highly recommend. Many thanks

Geraldine Wall 17/10/19

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A brilliant solution to mobility problems with bathing! Having a Udoor in my bath has given me easy access but kept all the usual shower/bath options for other users. The family firm was easy to contact, pleasant, friendly and efficient and Joseph who did the installation was courteous, kind and very professional. Much more affordable than replacing the bath with a shower, too. I would recommend this solution to mobility issues to anyone- it’s brilliant!

Kenneth Duckwort 26/06/19

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This was a remarkable experience. Firstly, Fay was able to arrange the UDOOR installation on an exact date and kept me up to date on procedure. Secondly, Louis arrived on a chosen time and began work immediately and swiftly. I admired his application and the meticulous attention he gave to every aspect of the door installation and the care he gave to “ no mess, no fuss “ method of working. He is a very diligent and talented engineer. Thirdly, Iam extremely satisfied with the door and thank you on behalf of my wife, to whom the UDOOR will be a boon. Ken Duckworth. Rugby.

Ted 02/06/19

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No Fear Bath Time My wife Susan had polio when she was a child and has a couple of tumbles getting in and out of the bath. Our experience of dealing with UDoor was first class. Fay was the point of contact and was great to deal with. Louis came to assess the bath and then came a couple of weeks later to fit the UDoor. We've been using the bath a few weeks now and Susan can face taking a bath without the fear of falling. Thanks UDoor.

Anne 09/04/19

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The door is really high quality and the man who came and fitted it was really lovely. From start to finish they have been so friendly and professional. I still can't believe that it only took a few hours to do and now I won't ever get trapped in my bath again.

Carole 05/04/19

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First class service and first class product, everyone I dealt with was helpful professional and made choosing this company easy. Would definitely recommend choosing them if you are having problems with that big step over the bath.

Julie-anne 16/11/18

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My Mother is delighted with her U-door installation. It has transformed her bathing experience and increased her independence, at a fraction of the cost of a new bathroom. The technician was polite, helpful and entirely professional, leaving absolutely no mess or cleaning up to do afterwards. Thank you U-door!
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