Independence and infirmity

Reader's Digest Editors

Comfort, style and luxury aren’t usually words associated with accessible bathroom solutions. But it’s important to remember that for people coming to terms with restricted mobility, it’s the little things that can make a world of difference

For many people, one of the most challenging aspects of ageing is not so much the decreased mobility problems that accompany getting older, but the privations and restrictions on independence that those problems often cause.

That’s why it’s important for washing and bathing solutions to be designed and fitted with sensitivity to the existing layout, design and decors of people’s houses, and for them to be tailored around the lifestyles and specific needs of the individual.

After all, it is hard enough to readjust to the various challenges of limited mobility without having to radically transform your living environment as well.

And when it comes to balancing the needs of older people who are, understandably, keen to cling on to their self-sufficiency despite finding day-to-day things like washing and bathing increasingly difficult, it is important to approach the topic with sensitivity and compassion.

Feeling confident at home

The psychological benefits of creating a well-designed, stylish and comfortable living environment shouldn’t be underestimated; something as simple as using a shower can be a major challenge for people suffering from such conditions as Parkinson’s or arthritis.

Working with Bathing Solutions, RD Bathing Care takes all of this into account at every stage of the process, from initial consultation through to installation and after-care. Bathing Solutions’ systems are customisable, with many add-on features such as grab bars and folding seats available to suit the specific and changing needs of the user. They are also versatile, with practicality a priority at every stage of the process.

Attention to detail and safety are also borne in mind at every stage of the design and fitting process, with particular attention paid to minimising the risk of slips and falls.   

All of the walk-in showers and baths we recommend have special features designed with safety, security and simplicity at the forefront to bring you complete peace of mind and relaxation in the bathroom, providing the most stylish, contemporary and luxurious solution to bathing difficulty.

Reader's Digest customers can claim a £250 voucher towards the cost of any order they place with Bathing Solutions using code PARA022. 

To find out more information and discover which bathing solution is right for you, fill in the form below to request a call back from one of our bathroom advisors and receive our free brochure. You can also call us on 0808 273 3655 to ask a question or request a FREE no-obligation appointment.



Our articles on mobility issues such as versatile solutions, the grants and financial support available when facing mobility issues, rediscovering the pleasures of bathing, caring for your parents or loved ones and adapting your home may also be of interest to you.