Accessibility July 13, 2021
Check out these bathroom accessories for disabled people
A disabled toilet seat is not the only thing to consider when it comes to making the bathroom easier to use for a person with disability or mobility challenges. There are many other aspects to take into account to enable a disabled person to use the bathroom or toilet independently and without awkwardness. Here’s a look at some bathroom accessories that make it easier for disabled people to use the bathroom.
Disabled people have different kinds of challenges and hence different needs when it comes to using the bathroom. Some people need physical help to use the toilet while needing support with bathing. Fortunately, there is a range of toilet accessories available to meet specific needs and to make using the bathroom a smooth experience. Here’s a look at five bathroom accessories for disabled people.
A simple act like reaching for the toilet paper can be difficult for people with physical disabilities. The toilet paper holder can be too far away or placed in a corner such that it needs you to turn while reaching for it. For people with upper limb mobility challenges, this can be quite painful. To address these challenges, Ruben Scheimberg has invented Extend-A-Roll. This is a neat toilet paper accessory that extends toilet paper from any weird spot in the bathroom. The arm extends up to 22 inches and the holder turns for easy removal. Once done, the arm can be pushed back. This takes away the need for someone to reach out or twist and turn to get to the toilet paper.
The finish is of polished iron and can be mounted on the wall.
Watch this video to see how it works:
$30 at Extend-A-Roll
Grab Bar with Basket
This is a useful disabled toilet accessory to have in the bathroom. This is a grab bar with a small soap basket where you can keep a bar of soap or washcloth. This helps avoid the inconvenience of having to reach separately for the soap while bathing. You can hold onto the grab bar to avoid slipping while in the shower. This is made of high quality stainless steel and can be mounted on the wall.
The finish is high quality and the grab bar of made of stainless steel with the soap basket wide enough to hold a big bar of soap.
$3.75 – $3.92 at Alibaba
Long Reach Bottom Wiper
Reaching around to clean themselves after using a disabled toilet seat can be hard for some disabled people. A bottom wiper can help here as the person can wipe themselves with far less strain. The bottom wiper featured here is made of plastic and is strong and durable. The end of the handle is made of very soft rubber material, which is comfortable to hold and has a cushioning effect to increase comfort and safety. The handle is ergonomically designed and comfortable to hold.
This bottom wiper is white and green in color. There is a groove on one end of the toilet paper wiping aid tool, which can be inserted into one end of toilet paper or wipe paper. There is a button on the other end of the auxiliary tool. After wiping is complete, press the button to release the toilet paper.
Shower Body Brush
This long handle shower body brush is a must have for people with upper limb mobility challenges. The brush comes with a loofah and a bristle on either side. The long handle makes it easier to clean hard to reach areas like hands and feet.
The body brush has a blue handle with a bristle on one side and a loofah on the other. The non-slip, extended handle allows you to easily clean hard to reach areas.
AmazerBath Bath Tub Mat
Non slip mats are a must have disabled toilet accessory. You should have one inside the bathtub to prevent any slips or falls while bathing. The featured non slip math is great for the kitchen too. You can also roll it up and carry it when you are traveling. There’s a sucker on the back to prevent the mat from slipping.
The non slip mat is available in 10 colors – black, dark grey, light grey, transparent, brown, green, silver, beige, white and purple. It has 176 drain holes which enable the water to drain out quickly.
Do check out these bathroom accessories for disabled people. Many of them are aids, just like wheelchairs and walking sticks, designed to make life easier and independent.
Support us to make NewzHook Sustainable – Make a Contribution Today
We need your continued support to enable us work towards Changing Attitudes towards Disability. Help us in our attempt to share the voices of people with disabilities that enable them to participate in the society on an equal footing!