Making a Bathtub Accessible for Disabled People

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A bathtub can be an extremely dangerous place for individuals with disabilities or mobility problems. There are several methods of making a bathtub more accessible for a person who uses a wheelchair, walker, or cane.

Install Railings

Among the simplest methods of making the bathtub safe for disabled people is to install safety rails. The rails make it easier to steady themselves as they enter and exit. Handrails are very easy to install. They require little more than

a power drill and adhesive.

Mount a Transfer Seat

Another easy way to add disabled access is to install a transfer seat on the side of the bathtub. These seats can be easily attached and may even have a swivel seat.

Install a Walk-In Tub

Walk-in bathtubs the most efficient and safe answer for individuals with mobility problems. Walk-in tubs rarely occupy more space than a traditional bathtub, and they are available with seats, whirlpool controls, hydrotherapy controls, temperature control, and safety bars.