Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

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Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

At One Stop Mobility we understand how dangerous a bathroom can be for a an elderly person or someone who has mobility problems. There is always a chance they may fall on the wet floor or trip getting in and out of the shower or bath. If a person falls down in the bathroom, they might break their hip joint or even hurt their back. Here are some tips on bathroom safety for elderly.

The Bathtub
Unfortunately most accidents occur when the user is getting in and out of the bath. Often once the person is in the bath they may find it difficult getting out. Grab rails can help here or even bathboards or bath lifts. However the safest option would be the installation a walk in bathtub.

Bathroom Safety Rails

Gran rails or safety rail placed around the bathroom are also a good idea. You can have them around the bath area, shower area and toilet area. When installing these rails make sure they are fitted securely.

 
Bathroom Mat

Bathroom mats in the bathroom can be dangerous as they can move as a person step on them. Rubber bath mats are a good idea in the bath itself but they should be of good quality with good suction cups to prevent the mat from moving.

 
Toilets

Elderly people with knee problems often face problems elevating from the toilet. There are a range of raised toilet seats that can help with this problem. Or a toilet can be fitted with a plinth which actually raises the height of the whole toilet making getting on and off much easier.

Lighting

This may seem obvious but good lighting is essential in a safe bathroom.

Remove Medicines

Sometime elderly people can confuse their medicines especially if they have many to take. Keep them locked away in a safe cupboard. All expired medicines should be thrown away.

Why Choose One Stop Bathrooms?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Designed for you

Whatever your or your familys needs be assured we will have the right easy access shower or walk in bath product for you. We have a huge range of walk in baths, power assisted baths, whirpool baths, we also have many low or level access showers to offer you. We even fit wet rooms.

Designed  for bathroom

Your bathroom is as individual as you are. From the tightest of spaces to the most bespoke designed bathroom, the installers will make sure that its particular features are taken into account.

Designed to completment decor

If you don’t want your whole bathroom re-doing we can discreetly fit our shower or bath into the space of your existing bath and match up the tiles as best as possible. There are also many styles and finishes to choose from

Designed for your budget

We pride ourselves on our very competitive prices despite the outstanding quality and finish of our baths and  showers. Please give us a call on  0151 638 6978 for a no obligation quote and see how competitive  we really are.

Wet Rooms

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Both within domestic and commercial environments wet rooms are becoming more popular. As wet rooms have level access and therefore easy accessible they are a very popular choice for those with those who have mobility problems or are elderly and find getting in or out of a bath or shower difficult.

 

The downside of creating a wet room is it can be costly and time consuming. However the wet floor system namely, Dex provides a simple, cost effective

solution to creating a wet room.

 

They tray has been pre-moulded at 22mm. Its thick design makes it strong and durable and suitable for both solid or wooden floor installations. The latter is easy

to install and integrates easily with the floor for effective water drainage.

 

Specifications

 

·         Strong and durable – tested up to 318kg / 50st

·         Carefully calculated gradients – for effective water drainage and consistent performance every time

·         Trimmable – can be trimmed up to 30mm on perimeters

·         Can be rotated to accommodate drainage positions

One Stop Mobility Kitchen Adaptations

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

One Stop Mobility not only adapts bathrooms but also kitchens to assist the elderly and disabled in independent living.
 
One Stop Mobility can provide an inclusive and fully functional kitchen. It will be designed to suit both the space available and the client’s specific needs.
 
Our fully bespoke range boasts a wide variety of features, options, sizes and door colours to meet all easy access requirements.
 
To complete your kitchen we also offer a full selection of elderly and disabled kitchen accessories and suitable appliances to complete your kitchen.
 
For more details please give us a call.

Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

At One Stop Mobility we understand how dangerous a bathroom can be for a an elderly person or someone who has mobility problems. There is always a chance they may fall on the wet floor or trip getting in and out of the shower or bath. If a person falls down in the bathroom, they might break their hip joint or even hurt their back. Here are some tips on bathroom safety for elderly.

The Bathtub
Unfortunately most accidents occur when the user is getting in and out of the bath. Often once the person is in the bath they may find it difficult getting out. Grab rails can help here or even bathboards or bath lifts. However the safest option would be the installation a walk in bathtub.

Bathroom Safety Rails

Gran rails or safety rail placed around the bathroom are also a good idea. You can have them around the bath area, shower area and toilet area. When installing these rails make sure they are fitted securely.

 
Bathroom Mat

Bathroom mats in the bathroom can be dangerous as they can move as a person step on them. Rubber bath mats are a good idea in the bath itself but they should be of good quality with good suction cups to prevent the mat from moving.

 
Toilets

Elderly people with knee problems often face problems elevating from the toilet. There are a range of raised toilet seats that can help with this problem. Or a toilet can be fitted with a plinth which actually raises the height of the whole toilet making getting on and off much easier.

Lighting

This may seem obvious but good lighting is essential in a safe bathroom.

Remove Medicines

Sometime elderly people can confuse their medicines especially if they have many to take. Keep them locked away in a safe cupboard. All expired medicines should be thrown away

One Stop Mobility Powered Bath, option 1

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

 

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