Specially Designed Bath Aids For The Handicapped!


In order to provide more comfort to the people with disability with household things, it is often seen that people attempt to convert their traditional bathtubs into tubs for the disabled by providing grab bars and benches. However, conventional bathtubs are not designed to be used by the disabled and therefore they can hardly provide the safety standards and conveniences of specially designed baths or bathtubs for the handicapped. Hence, such crude attempts are often called band-aid type solutions or just stop gap temporary measures.

For people with mobility disorders, the bathrooms can be specially designed to provide barrier free access based on design principles. Accordingly, even though bath aids can be beneficial, they must be capable of meeting the changing and diverse needs of different kinds of individuals with handicaps. The conventional bath or shower with its step-in height of around 23" may be a barrier for many handicapped persons. Such barriers that impede access to the shower or bath by a handicapped person need to be removed for individuals with age related bathing issues or mobility related bathing difficulties.

Bath aids for the disabled and the elderly need to be used in addition to barrier free products. These days there are many types of baths available for the disabled and most are not only well designed but also smart and elegant to look at. These products are often installed after completely removing existing bathtubs and showers and installing such barrier free products in the same area.

The basic design of the conventional bathtub has remained almost unchanged since the early 1700's. They can never quite accomplish the safety or the conveniences of modern products for the handicapped since they were never designed to be barrier free in the first place.

Handicap baths are specially designed bathroom shower, bathtubs and toilet aids for physically disabled people that make their lives more comfortable and even luxurious. They provide independence to those with special needs and permit them to spend time within their homes with total freedom to go about on their own independently.