Rachel is NRS Healthcare’s Clinical Lead and works at our Head Office in Leicester. With 24 years experience in Occupational Therapy, Rachel has a superb and varied knowledge of the subject – making her the ideal person to explain more about the equipment we offer and how it can help those who are more vulnerable stay safe and independent at home, or when out and about.
Are these bathroom aids OK for disabled or older people?
Absolutely. One of the most common places to fall or slip at home is your bathroom, which is why we offer such a wide range of bathing aids, ideal for both the elderly and disabled.
The products within our bathroom aids section have been designed to help keep you steady on your feet and make bathing safer, yet still enjoyable, particularly for those who are older or living with a condition such as:
How useful are bathing aids on a daily basis?
Most people like to bathe at least once a day, not only to keep clean but to relax and also ease pain, so having the right bathroom aids can make this activity much easier and more enjoyable.
Preventing falls is key to reducing fractures and other injuries which can severely affect your independence in carrying out daily activities. For that reason, you’ll find a number of bathroom aids on our site which can steady you and give you extra support and confidence when bathing.
Temporary bathroom aids, such as a Suction Grab Bar or Folding Shower Stool, are lightweight and easy to transport – making them ideal when staying overnight at a hotel or friends house. More permanent variations, such as a Wall Mounted Fixed Grab Rail or a Wall Mounted Shower Seat can be fitted for long term use at home.
Our bathroom products also cater for a wide ranging level of need – from Long Handled Bathing Aids, specifically designed for the elderly, who find it difficult to reach their toes or back, to Changing Benches for people who are supported by a carer to dress after bathing or showering.
What makes these bathroom aids different to others I’ve seen?
Having worked at NRS Healthcare for a number of years, I can say with confidence that we know how to best tend to our customers’ varied needs. Not only do we offer top quality bathing aids in a range of styles and sizes to suit your preferences, we also ensure affordability.
Additionally, and perhaps most significantly, all our customers can take advantage of our free product advice line which is operated by our team of Occupational Therapists (OTs). OT’s are healthcare professionals who, as part of their training, specialise in helping you to live as independently and safely as possible at home. If you’re at all unsure which bathroom aids would best suit your needs, you can call us on 0345 121 8111 and discuss your options with one of our professional, experienced and friendly OTs.
How will I benefit from these bathroom aids?
Our vast range of bathroom aids means you’re likely to find the equipment you need – whether you’re a healthcare professional seeking the right product for a patient, an unpaid carer looking on behalf of a loved one, or you are living with a disability which means you need a little extra support at home.
Falls are the largest cause of emergency hospital admissions for older people and often make a considerable impact on independent living. Our bathroom aids for the elderly, including Toilet Support Rails to avoid overbalancing and Shower Seats to help stop slippages, are a simple and affordable way to help prevent falls.
We also offer a range of bath aids for the disabled, who have assistance from a carer to bathe. The Chiltern Shower Trolley enables a carer to shower a child or smaller person safely, whilst a Pressalit Nursing/Changing Bench prevents awkward bending for the carer and enables them to help dry then dress their patient after bathing.
What are your thoughts on these bathing aids?
Our bathroom aids have always been, and continue to be, very popular within our range of daily living products. This is largely because everybody wants to be able to wash regularly and safely. Being able to bath and wash easily at home or on holiday enables us to go out, meet up with friends and family and join in social activities with confidence - enjoying life to the full!
Remember, if you have any questions regarding the bathing aids we offer, or would like some more guidance about products which would best suit your needs, please call our free product advice line on 0345 121 8111 and speak with one of our Occupational Therapists.