Bathing a disabled person in a regular bath is, of course, inconvenient. For such cases, a special bath with a side door was created. Convenient, there is no need to shift a person over a high side, there are handrails to hold on. The door closes hermetically, a system that controls the overflow of water works. Some models are equipped with hydromassage
For wheelchair users, such a seat was invented, which can be mechanically controlled or electrically driven. Moved, moved to the bathroom, bathed. Using this seat, a person with a disability can do it on their own
The only drawback of the devices we presented is the high price.
A more affordable and simple option is a bath seat, which is placed on the sides and allows you to carry out hygiene procedures with greater comfort. In this case, you will also need a step that can be bought or replaced with an ordinary low and fairly wide bench attached to the bath
In general, all the plumbing in the bathroom should be adapted for a person with limited mobility in the apartment. The toilet is no exception, as is the sink. The handrails on the sides of the toilet will help the person move independently from the wheelchair. The sink should be set lower than usual so that it can be used while sitting. The handrails can be stationary, folding and swivel
Lifting a lying person out of bed is just physically difficult. In this case, a special lift will come to the rescue, which can be moved around the house if necessary.
In this case, an ordinary sports corner for apartments was used as a device to help a person with disabilities get out of bed. Swedish wall, rings – a person will be able to pull up and transfer to a wheelchair or use a portable toilet with handrails
If a person with limited mobility lives in a house with two floors, usually he has to be content with only the first, because the staircase turns into a complex obstacle. However, an electric lift with a comfortable chair solves this problem. Again, the only drawback is the high cost of such a system.
Showers are considered a better option for people with limited mobility than a bath. You need to take care of a seat under the shower and a reliable handrail nearby. In addition, it is desirable that there are no steps and sides at all in the shower stall.
A shower cabin without a pallet with a wide door can be entered directly on a wheelchair. In this case, the seat is not necessary.
For a lying person, it will be advisable to purchase a special bed that will facilitate both his position and caring for him. The backrest is raised, the base is orthopedic, avoids diaper rash, there is a stand with a handle, so a separate lift is not particularly needed
If we are talking about arranging a kitchen for a wheelchair user, then the main obstacle will be the lower cabinets that prevent you from approaching the work surface. It is not so difficult to get rid of them, as well as to ensure that the microwave and hob are in an accessible area.
It seems that these are trifles, but for people with disabilities of the musculoskeletal system and the elderly, even eating turns into a test. A special set of dishes will help them eat on their own. In addition to spoons with such handles like this, there are cutlery with wider, non-slip handles. People with Alzheimer’s are advised to opt for spoon and fork handles and shatterproof red plates to help them distinguish objects better
A modern wheelchair with an electric control system, a lifting seat and many other devices is a very convenient thing, but, unfortunately, it costs a lot
A smart home system is a rather expensive pleasure, but you can use its individual elements. A person with limited mobility should have at hand not only a TV remote control, but also an air conditioner, as well as to control blinds and curtains. You can also close or open a window remotely now, there are special systems for this.