Disabled Bathrooms | Handicap Friendly | bathroom solutions (2023)

We want to provide you with comfort, safety and relaxation in the use of our bathroom products for the disabled, since we have a range of aids to satisfy all your bathroom needs. Each of our bathrooms, showers and wet areas have different safety features to cover all angles while bathing and showering.

1.toilet aids– At Bathing Solutions, we encourage you to consider any mobility impairments or issues before choosing your bathing solution. To understand which features are the best fit for you, read below about our extensive range of bathroom aids for the disabled.

2.support rails- You don't have to be afraid of slipping or falling in the bath - make bathing a pleasure again. From soap dishes to towel racks, everything can be designed with your safety in mind.

3.toilet seats– While your safety is at the forefront of what we do, we also strive to provide you with the best comfort and quality with our safe, fixed-temperature shower seats.

bathroom aids for disabled

Our disabled bathroom aids help you deal with the difficulty of bathing or showering. Our showers have comfortable seats that fold down when not in use and can be seen in all of our showers. Another handicap bathroom aid is a grab bar, essential for safety and extra support.

Unfortunately, struggling when trying to shower is a reality for some people and if this is the case for you, then handicap bathroom aids are what you need.

We have a range of bathing aids for the disabled to ensure you have the confidence and peace of mind you need to be more independent at bath time. Or, if you prefer, an easily accessible shower could be just the upgrade your bathroom needs to make you feel more secure at home.

However, we can offer a range of bath and shower options, full baths and full conventional baths with bath risers.

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Power shower seats, half-height shower doors, and grab bars

Our full-size tub comes with exceptional bathing aids for the disabled: seats that rise, power seats that are removable, extendable, and some with entry options. These are designed for wheelchair users who need the luxury of full body showering and need an extra attendant.

At the touch of a button, the chair extends to a safe height to allow for a smooth transfer from wheelchair to tub.

Once in the chair, it will gently lower you into the tub, with a leg lift feature to gently guide you and a non-slip extendable chair for added peace of mind.

If you dream of an easily accessible shower, you'll love our different options, suitable for different bathrooms.

For example,to baronessit is an elegant, versatile and easily accessible shower. It features unique bi-fold glass doors that can be installed as full-height panels or half-height sections.

These can be attached or opened independently to facilitate assisted bathing, ensuring that you can sit or stand comfortably while your caregiver can lean in to assist you.

You could of course have an open shower with no doors if you need even more access. A wet room bathroom solution can solve any accessibility issues you may have.

A great feature of these handicap shower aids is that the ultra-low, non-slip shower trays allow the wheelchair to be brought directly into the shower.

Other bathroom aids for people with disabilities include a grab bar for added stability when sitting in an easily accessible shower or tub, and stylish, comfortable chairs in both wood and padded options.

Get in, get comfortable, get out - there's less to worry about with our safety features, including the fear of tripping when trying to get in or out of a tub or shower.

With a wide range of options to choose from, including elegant finishes and bathroom fixtures, we can ensure a complete bathroom that will last for many years.

Grab bars for showers

Handrails are ideal for additional support in the bathroom. They allow you to move safely and independently, giving you more security. They can help you when getting in and out of the bath or shower, as they allow you to maintain your balance.

Handrails/grabs are designed to allow a person to maintain balance, to provide additional safety when getting in and out of the tub or getting up from the shower seat. A caregiver may need to use a handrail to help transfer a patient from one location to another.

Grab bars make it one of the most dangerous movements people make, getting in and out of a wet tub or shower much more safely, reducing the risk of accidents.

  1. Make sure grab bars are only installed by professional installers, otherwise they could be unsafe.
  2. Grab bars come in many modern designs and often double as towel bars or soap dishes.
  3. Bathing Solutions works with you to decide the safest position for your handrails.

Electric seats: simple and easy to use

They can be installed in various locations, depending on the needs of the users and the space available in the bathroom.

If the user can enter the tub or shower while standing, a handrail at the tub entrance may be best so that the grab bar can safely hold the user when climbing over the tub wall.

Grab bars no longer have to be an ugly feature or look like they should be installed in a hospital setting; in fact, they can complement any contemporary bathroom design. Modern grab bars come in a luxurious chrome finish and dual designs as towel bars, soap dishes, and even toilet paper holders.

Grab bars not recommended

Cockpit Mounted Grab Bars

These grab bars are attached to the tub wall, so they are not permanently attached. They are designed to be used only with a downward force when standing, for example, when climbing a bathtub wall. As the grab bar is not permanently attached to the wall, grabbing it when the user is getting up can pull the grab bar off the edge of the tub, which could cause injury.

Also, even when bathtub-mounted grab bars are used standing up, they can easily come off if not installed correctly after cleaning the bathtub.

suction rods

Suction cups are temporarily attached to the wall with a suction cup. These bars initially seem strong, but they are not designed to support the full weight of a person, so check them before each use, as the suction attachment will weaken over time and you never know when it's time to give up.

The only times these grab bars are recommended is if you desperately need a grab bar every day and you're traveling where you won't have access to a grab bar; These grab bars are portable and can be used wherever you go.

professional adaptation

Grab bars are a safety aid and as such should only be installed by professional installers. Our restroom experts will work with you to ensure that all grab bars are installed in the safest and most convenient location for you.

Bathroom solutions only fit grab bars when supplied with easily accessible bathtubs or showers.

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toilet seats

A shower seat can help you get in and out of the bath with less constraint. A power seat is a great solution if you have difficulty soaking in a traditional shower. A built-in power seat gently lowers you into the water and lifts you up when you're done showering.

Getting in and out of the shower can be a pain for someone with reduced or limited mobility. If that's you, don't stop showering, you just need a shower seat. Using a power seat can be a safe and easily accessible alternative to trouble getting into the tub. And sometimes it's not the step that worries older people; it's going out with wet feet that can be just as disconcerting.

Some shower seats are removable when not all family members need help getting around.

Consider if you need to lift your leg or just help get up and down to get in and out of the bathroom.

The pleasure of bathing should be accessible to everyone. Using a bath seat can make bathing a pleasure again. If you're going through this, then a power adjusted seat might be for you. It will gently immerse you in the water at the touch of a button, allowing you to continue taking relaxing baths with peace of mind and safety.

And while some toilets come with fixed toilet seats, not all do. If you have more able-bodied people living in your home, consider a removable seat.

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You really can have the best of both worlds with The Serenity. It has an entrance option with a small door at the foot of the bathtub to allow direct passage to those who have difficulty. And the electric seat will lower you into the water so you can enjoy a full bath.

But these shower seats can be removed to restore it to a conventional version for other family members or guests to use.

If your needs are greater, we can install shower chairs for the disabled. The Independence is wheelchair friendly because it allows you to go directly into the shower and the power seat allows you to get in and out.

With a contoured, non-slip chair, it works like a dream—carrying you from side to side, up and down, gently lowering you into the water in the full bath. The seat can also include a leg lift feature if you need more support.

If you're more mobile, our bathtubs designed with bath seats for seniors allow for even easier access. With fixed chairs installed as part of the design, you walk in, sit down, and plunge into shoulder-deep water, taking the phrase "deep diving" to another level.

Are you at the stage where you or your loved one need a helping hand? Then our advisors can advise you on the right shower seat for your home.

Fairdownload this handy brochureto learn more about our many different options for stress-free bathing for years to come.


After struggling with a shower, it can be hard to know if you'll ever enjoy a shower again. At Bathing Solutions, we are committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable.

All of our walk-in showers and tubs have an easy-entry door to create easy access allowing you more independence and safety when bathing/showering.

Other safety precautions


How much room do you need in a bathroom for a wheelchair? ›

The ADA suggests handicap bathroom dimensions of at least 30-inches by 48-inches to provide parallel or forward access to bathroom fixtures. In order for a typical wheelchair to make a 180-degree turn, a space with a diameter of 60-inches is needed.

How do disabled people shower easier? ›

If you use a wheelchair or have trouble lifting your feet the shower should be level access. You can either use a free standing shower stool, a shower chair with a backrest, which is better if you have trouble sitting up, or a wall mounted seat . Again you may need advice from an expert.

What is the smallest an ADA bathroom can be? ›

ADA Bathroom Dimensions

In general, minimum accessible bathroom size is 60 inches wide by 56 inches deep plus clearance space for fixtures. Adding more fixtures or door swings will demand more space and a larger bathroom.

Do all bathrooms have to be ADA compliant? ›

With that in mind, any restroom in a place of public accommodation or a commercial facility that needs to be accessed by disabled people must adhere to ADA compliance standards. By adhering to ADA standards, you create a space that's more widely accessible regardless of physical ability.

Does ADA bathroom have to have a sink? ›

At least one sink in each ADA compliant bathroom must meet these minimum requirements. The ADA sink must have a centered clear floor space of at least 30 inches x 48 inches, not including the required knee and toe clearances (see below).

What are handicapped friendly features? ›

Ramps, Stairs & Hand Rails. Lifts & Elevators. Home Automation Aids. Disabled Toilets. Hoists, Lifts, Transfer Aids.

What are bathrooms for disabled people called? ›

Accessible toilets are specifically designed to provide enough space to accommodate wheelchair access and assistance when transferring from wheelchair to toilet. Accessible toilets include features such as lower mirrors and washbasins, contrasting toilet seat colour, grab rails and braille signage.

What is a mobility bathroom? ›

Designed to help you get in and out of the bath or shower safely and comfortably, a mobility bathroom can extend your independence and improve your quality of life. It'll also give your family and friends peace of mind, so you can just relax and bathe safely.

What size shower is required for ADA? ›

Standard Roll-in Type ADA Showers (minimum 60" x 30" inside dimension) Makes maneuvering in a wheelchair easy, with 60" x 30" of accessible shower space. Some jurisdictions require a 60" x 36" inside dimension so that caregivers can easily assist.

What are ADA requirements for restroom doors? ›

Doorways should be at least 32 inches wide with the door open at 90 degrees. There are many other ways to make your restrooms, and the areas around them, more accessible and to ensure ADA compliance, Spear points out. “Hallways and walkways should provide at least 80 inches of clear head room,” he says.

How does a person in a wheelchair get on a toilet? ›

Keep the person's weaker knee between your legs. Pivot the person around in front of the toilet. Always transfer toward the person's stronger side. Gently sit the patient down onto the toilet.

How can I improve my bathroom without renovation? ›

  1. 7 Inexpensive Ideas To Update Your Bathroom Without Renovating. by Carlene Duffy. ...
  2. Paint your wall tiles. ...
  3. Paint your bath and shower recess. ...
  4. Update your towels. ...
  5. Install some open timber shelving. ...
  6. Add plants. ...
  7. Paint your vanity cabinet fronts. ...
  8. Update your mirror.
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How can I redo my bathroom cheaply? ›

  1. Advice on cost effective bathroom renovation.
  2. Outline your design, budget and timeline beforehand. Having a solid plan and budget in place is essential with any home renovation project. ...
  3. Keep plumbing in place. ...
  4. 3.Do your own tiling. ...
  5. Upgrade what you already have. ...
  6. Give the room a coat of paint. ...
  7. Go green. ...
  8. Get in touch.

What is the best shower for disabled person? ›

Wet rooms could be considered the ultimate in accessible showers. The entire bathroom is converted so that there is a flat surface that is slip resistant and waterproof, making it ideal for wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties.

How do you deal with no showers? ›

  1. First, dampen some paper towels. Wipe down your armpits. ...
  2. Splash some water on your face. No soap, though. ...
  3. Put on a hat (if you have one). Or, splash some water into your hair and muss it into some sort of artfully disheveled look.
  4. Now that you're on a paper-towel spree... ...
  5. Eat a piece of fruit (or a veggie).
Jan 10, 2017

How often should a disabled person shower? ›

At a minimum, bathing once or twice a week helps most seniors avoid skin breakdown and infections. Using warm washcloths to wipe armpits, groin, genitals, feet, and any skin folds also helps minimize body odor in between full baths.

How far from the wall should a toilet be from the ADA? ›

Figure 30 covers toilet stalls.] For a side or forward approach, the water closet must be located along the back wall and the centerline of the water closet must be 18 inches (455 mm) from the side wall with the side grab bar.

How much taller is an ADA toilet than a regular toilet? ›

ADA-compliant chair height is a minimum of 17 inches and a maximum of 19 inches from the finished floor to the top of the toilet seat. Standard height toilets are typically 14 to 15 inches in height.

What does an ADA compliant bathroom look like? ›

ADA Requirements for Restroom Stalls

The stall should be at least 56 inches deep if the toilets are wall-mounted and 59 inches deep if the toilets are floor-mounted. Stalls should be at least 60 inches wide. Toe clearance: You can provide toe clearance below the stall's front wall and one side wall.

What is the difference between a regular toilet and an ADA compliant toilet? ›

The newest and most popular comfort height is typically around 16 1/8” floor to rim. The standard ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) height toilets must have, a 17”-19” floor to bowl rim height, including the seat. You should also consider the toilet rough-in from the wall, which is commonly 12”.

Who is exempt from ADA compliance? ›

The ADA does not apply to religious organizations and private clubs, entities which historically have been exempt from federal civil rights laws. Places of worship and other facilities controlled by a religious organization, such as a school or day care center, are not subject to the ADA Standards.

Can ADA bathrooms have sliding doors? ›

Sliding door systems, commonly designed in the barn door style, generally fit the bill for ADA compliance standards, and can serve as a solution in occupancies of all types.

Do faucets have to be ADA compliant? ›

Faucets must meet ADA reach range and mounting height requirements. A 48-inch-high limitation is required for all accessories (except those mounted over obstructions), including lavatory fixtures, which are more than 20 inches deep. At 20 to 25 inches deep, a reach range of 44 inches applies.

Can ADA showers have doors? ›

Adding a shower door will limit the accessibility of the unit‚ making it harder for wheelchair users to get in and out. We recommend using a shower curtain instead, for full accessibility.

Are bathtubs ADA compliant? ›

An ADA-compliant bath offers enough room for a person with limited mobility to enter and exit easily. Clear floor space should be at least 30 inches wide, and 60 inches long for tubs with seats.

How can I make things more accessible for disabled people? ›

Provide automatic doors. Make sure that your toilets are accessible. For example, make sure that customers can operate taps with their elbows. Make sure that a member of staff can help a person with a physical disability, if appropriate.
  1. services.
  2. Buildings.
  3. Information.

How do I make things more accessible for disabled? ›

  1. Install ramps and curb cuts. ...
  2. Provide accessible parking spaces. ...
  3. Utilize Indoor Mapping. ...
  4. Create clear signage for accessibility features. ...
  5. Install Braille signage in restrooms. ...
  6. Make sure your website works for everyone. ...
  7. Install overhead signage for people who are hard of hearing. ...
  8. Provide alternative formats for your information.

How do I make places more disabled friendly? ›

Buildings should also have an accessible entrance. A common and easy solution is to install a ramp to the entrance to your building. Not only would a ramp create better mobility, but promote more independence by allowing everyone equal ease of access to the interior space.

What are the 3 types of bathrooms? ›

In general, you'll have three types to choose from—master, guest and half—but the choices for how you configure and design these are just about infinite.

What is a Jack n Jill bathroom? ›

So, what exactly is it, you ask? We're talking about a full-sized bathroom located between two bedrooms that's accessible by both – meaning the bathroom has at least two doors. Think of it as an ensuite for two bedrooms instead of one!

What is a slipper bathroom? ›

What's In A Name? The slipper bath has been so named for its shape. The roll-top bath has one end that is curved higher, just like the end of a slipper. The higher, curved end of the bath offers more support for your back and shoulders.

What is a smart bathroom? ›

A smart bathroom connects with your smart home devices (including smartphones and voice control devices) to provide you with complete control and customization of your bathroom experience. You'll be able to use features like personalized temperature control and bath fill control options, just to name a few.

What is a sensory bathroom? ›

A Sensory Bathroom is a fantastic way of providing a relaxing, calming bathtime environment. Using music, colour changing lights and interactive sensory resources to create a delightfully stimulating sensory experience. Rhino UK's Sensory Bathrooms can help relax muscles and reduce pain and anxiety.

What is the difference between a roll in shower and a transfer shower? ›

There are two types of showers: Transfer showers and roll in showers. Transfer showers are one's people with mobility impairment will “transfer” onto. Roll-in showers are the ones that a person in a wheelchair will roll their wheelchair into. ADA Section 608.4 requires permanent shower seats in transfer showers.

What size should a disabled shower bathroom be? ›

To accommodate people with disabilities, wet rooms and showers must be 2200mm wide and 2200mm deep. A handicapped shower and changing room with a corner WC should have a depth and width of 2500mm and 2400mm, respectively.

How high should a sink be in a handicap bathroom? ›

Sinks. A sink should be mounted at a maximum 34” above the floor to the top rim with clear floor space underneath to allow for a forward approach. It is important to provide a knee clearance of 27” in height to the sink underside for at least an 8” depth.

Do ADA bathroom doors swing in or out? ›

Bathroom Doors & Clear Floor Space

The door can open inwards or outwards and should be 32" inches in width, with the swing of the door not going more than 12" inches into the clear maneuvering space. The depth of the door should not be more than 24" inches.

What is an ADA compliant shower? ›

Standard bathing systems typically feature some sort of tub/shower combination and aren't exactly easy to use for people with disabilities or mobility issues. An ADA-compliant shower is built to accommodate these needs, usually featuring low thresholds, wide openings, grab bars, and built-in seating.

How do you use a public bathroom in a wheelchair? ›

Space for Wheelchair Access

In addition, restrooms must have enough room to allow a wheelchair to make a 180-degree turn. This may be accomplished by leaving a clear floor space of 60 inches in diameter, or by creating a T-shaped space 36 inches wide, to allow the wheelchair to make a three-point turn.

How does the Bill Gates toilet work? ›

The Microsoft founder worked with the research and development arm of Samsung Electronics to design the waterless toilet, which uses heat-treatment and bioprocessing technologies to kill pathogens found in human waste. "The system enables the treated water to be fully recycled," explained Samsung.

How much does it cost to convert a bathroom to handicap accessible? ›

Building an accessible bathroom costs $9,000 on average. Bathroom fixtures for persons with disabilities cost $100 to $3,000. Altogether, you'll probably spend $3,000 to $15,000 per bathroom. A new bathroom addition costs $5,000 to $35,000, if you have existing space ready to convert.

How do I make my walk in shower handicap accessible? ›

Tips for an Accessible Shower
  1. Create a wide shower entry. ...
  2. Skip the door. ...
  3. The floor should be nonslip. ...
  4. Use contrasting colors. ...
  5. Provide good lighting. ...
  6. Install a handheld shower. ...
  7. A fixed shower head is optional. ...
  8. Controls should be accessible.
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How much does a handicap walk in shower cost? ›

Having a more spacious place to bathe isn't just a luxury, though. The wider entrance and low curb of a walk-in shower offers better accessibility, especially for those with limited mobility. To get in on this bathroom trend, the average walk-in shower cost is $6,641, with the range starting at $3,121 on the lower end.

Can a door swing into a handicap bathroom? ›

Doors can swing into fixture clearances in single-user toilet rooms where unobstructed wheelchair space is available beyond the door swing (603.2. 3). This provides space to enter the room and clear the door using wheeled mobility aids.

What is the minimum size for a disabled bathroom? ›

However, it does state that you should provide 1500mm x 1500mm clear circulation space. This is empty space where a wheelchair user can turn around.

How do people with mobility issues shower? ›

Using the shower

While a grab rail fitted within the cubicle may help with one's stability, it may help to consider seating options too. Essential Aids supplies a range of shower stools and chairs designed specifically for use within the shower.

Where do you put shower controls in walk in shower? ›

Control the controls.

Install wall-mount shower controls 48-52 inches above the floor; place the controls so they are accessible from inside and outside the shower. Mount showerheads 69-72 inches above the shower floor. Keep in mind that sprays from traditional showerheads extend as much as 4 feet.


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