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Self-care and hygiene when living with muscoskeletal disorders

Sore limbs, arthritis, rheumatic problems?
In case of musculoskeletal disorders, it may become risky to use a bathtub, as getting in and out of the bathtub poses further risk of injury. Climbing through the high sidewall becomes difficult, and in many cases, it can only be carried out with external help, which places extra burden on a relative or caregiver, but the patient may feel vulnerable too.

These problems usually affect senior groups and almost every stage of musculoskeletal disorders make it impossible to use the bathtub. Many young people also live with musculoskeletal diseases, and they are cared for by their parents, so the installation of a tub door would definitely help relieve both the patient and the caregiver.

Based on our experience from the past few years, there are situations in life, which may impede the comfort and safety of self-care:
• Hip or knee joint arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, knee pain, arthritis, spinal disc herniation, broken limbs, limb amputations.
• Diseases that cause coordination problems, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer.
Unfortunately, these diseases affect a large number of people, and in most cases, the family itself must figure out how to live with it since the hospital only informs them about the disease itself and the medical treatment needed.

Self-care is a fundamental and essential need for everyone, and if it is neglected, it can lead to other diseases.
A bathroom conversion might seem like a daunting task at first, because it is expensive and may include a lot of work. Few people realise that a simple bath conversion can be a perfect solution, since in many cases the high sidewall of the bathtub is the main problem.

Bathtub door
A so-called walk-in bathtub makes self-care easier, and in some circumstances it is the only practical option for personal care and hygiene. A fast and efficient installation of the tub door can help improve the quality of life for people suffering from musculoskeletal diseases.
• It is safe because the entry level is lowered and no more risk is expected from stepping over the sidewall.
• It is waterproof so it prevents water flowing out of the bathtub.
• It is easy to install, so the costs are minimal as compared to a full bathroom conversion.
• It is quick, ready in a day or two, thus solving the bathing problems from limited mobility.

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Mrs Sprackling 19/06/21

I’m waiting for double hip replacement.
I have been struggling to access the in bath shower , in fact it has been torture!
Contacted UDoor and spoke to Fay who was extremely helpful and was offered a choice of appointments. Fay kept in touch throughout. A week later John came and fitted our door and a grab bar he arrived on time , he was very pleasant and respectful. The job he did was very neat and the bathroom was left in a spotless condition . I used the shower for the first time today and cannot express how easy it was and how safe I felt ! If every company was run like this one life would be much easier , cannot recommend highly enough .

Mrs. Gail Robertshaw 05/20/21

Today we have had our udoor fitted and I would like to say how pleased we are with the service
Louis was excellent got on with the job explained everything to us cleaned up after himself
I would certainly recommend the company
Once again thanks for good work

Mr Vibhaker Kishore Baxi 11/05/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.