For any family, the care of a disabled family member can be difficult, especially if the home is not suitably equipped with suitable facilities to cater for the needs of someone with mobility problems. The bathroom in particular can cause problems for disabled users if not suitably fitted as many people may not wish to have to require help in getting in and out of the bath or the shower. However, there is a large number of businesses who specialise in renovating houses to make them more accessible and usable for people with disabilities.
These businesses are very competent in special needs requirements and can install ground level access wet rooms, wet room adaptations and shower rooms with complete bathroom refurbishments on first and ground floors alike. The refurbishment of bathrooms can incorporate several features ranging from the installation of specialist walk in showers and hand rails to assist with getting into and out of a bath as well as from out of wheelchairs. Also, for wheelchair bound users, these companies can install sliding doors for showers and even widen existing doors to ease mobility in getting in and out of the bathroom itself. Such companies also offer the option of installing specialist seats that assist in lowering disabled users into and out of the bathtub and also seats for the inside of showers (which can be created to match the overall aesthetic of the other bathroom fittings) or even installing walk-in baths for elderly or less mobile users.
All of these refurbishment companies adhere to the Disability Discrimination Act, specifically part M regarding building regulations, which sets out a given standard for the planning and installation of disabled bathroom and toilet facilities, meaning that disabled users are able to use the facilities in as much comfort as possible.