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Helping the Disabled with Bathing: Caregiver Half Height Doors

Bathtubs can be slippery environments with hard surfaces and sharp corners. For those in wheelchairs, bathing can be difficult with potential for falls and other injuries. Now, there's a solution contractors can use: half-height caregiver doors.
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 26, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Taking a shower or bath is a time of relaxation and cleansing for most of us and we couldn't imagine not having this luxury. For those who are disabled or aging, however bathing can be a time of anxiety.

Bathtubs and showers can be slippery environments with hard surfaces and sharp corners. For those in wheelchairs, the transfer process can be difficult and has the potential for falls and other injuries.

United Disabilities Services is now offering to Construction Professionals a Caregiver Half Height Door for showers and bathtubs that allows a caregiver to assist the user in showering or bathing, while controlling water flow on the user at the same time the caregiver can stay dry.

The Caregiver Half Height doors create a water barrier, once closed, ensuring that no water runs out of the shower. This helps to control water splash on the floor and the caregiver and keeps the surrounding area more safe.

When opened, the Caregiver Half Height doors allow full access to roll-in showers, walk-in showers and full barrier-free showers.

The half height doors are easy to install and can be used with most shower units, but the line of half height doors UDS carries on its eStore are designed to fit a mullen base profile.

Caregivers who have used the half height doors are grateful to have a product that allows for easier care for their loved one and for the ability to stay dry in the process. The safety of dry floors and surfaces is also an important element for their consideration.

The transfer process in and out of the shower or bath can be made easier with the installation of grab bars. The UDS eStore carries a line of carefully chosen grab bars that are fully functional and aesthetically pleasing as well.

The UDS eStore offers carefully chosen product offerings, gives contractor discounts, has trained field technicians available for advice, will give design consultations and offers good prices that are tax free. United Disabilities Services has years of experience in helping the disabled, veterans and those aging in place to create individualized design solutions for home modifications. Products can be found at http://estore.udservices.org or the UDS Home Modifications team can be reached at 1-888-428-0240.


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