For the elderly and individuals who rely on a wheelchair for daily mobility, one of the most difficult—and dangerous—tasks can be getting into and out of a standard step-in bath tub. Even shower stalls are frequently not designed with wheelchairs in mind, often requiring a step or metal frames or tracks that must be negotiated.
There is a solution that will make yours or your loved one’s life easier, safer, and more independent: Install a roll-in shower. Also known as a handicapped shower, a roll-in shower is fully compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA compliant). The base is entirely barrier free, with the base of the shower level to your floor, or with a small beveled incline.
Roll-in showers are a proven safe method for seniors or those with disabilities to gain independence in their homes.