For any family, the care of a disabled family member can prove incredibly difficult, especially if the home is not equipped with suitable facilities to cater for the needs of someone with mobility problems. The bathroom especially can cause particular problems for disabled users if not suitably fitted out as many people may not wish to have to require help of another person with getting in and out of the shower or the bath. However, there is a large number of businesses whose speciality is renovating houses to make them more accessible and usable for disabled and less mobile users. Such renovations can include creating wet rooms or merely adding wall bars to existing bathroom layouts in order to help with the mobility of the users.
These businesses are very competent in special needs requirements and can install ground level access wet rooms, wet room adaptations and shower rooms. Also, for paraplegic users, these refurbishment companies can install showers with sliding doors and can even widen existing doors in order to ease mobility and help users to get into and out of the bathroom itself. Such companies also provide the option of installing specialist seats that assist in lowering disabled users into and out of the bathtub. It is also possible to install seats for the inside of showers (which can be created to match the colour, finish and overall aesthetic of the other bathroom fittings). These companies can also install walk-in baths for elderly or less mobile users.
These renovation companies are also adept at complete bathroom refurbishments on both first and ground floors of properties. These refurbishments of bathrooms can incorporate several features ranging from installing specialist walk in showers and hand rails to assist with getting into and out of a bath as well as from out of wheelchairs. However, such companies are also able to provide mobility works for the rest of the house. These can include assisting with the installation and alteration of stairlifts and even providing special needs kitchens.
All of these refurbishment companies adhere closely to the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, specifically part M regarding building regulations, which sets out a given standard for the planning and installation of suitable bathroom and toilet facilities for disabled users, meaning that disabled users are able to use the facilities in as much comfort as possible.