Tools for greater independence: bathroom edition

When you have physical limitations and specific needs, it stands to reason that you’re going to have to make some changes to your life and your home.  It’s amazing how many everyday tasks that most take for granted that myself and others struggle with on a daily basis.  I’ve written about adaptations in my home before and I did cast a little shade on my humble little wet room.  I feel bad about that.  The truth is I love a soak on a bath, and dream of a luxurious claw foot tub where I can soak my cares away while nibbling on the chocolate bar of my choice. When it comes to the crunch though, I can’t get in and out of a bath, and even with help there is a lot of stumbling, tripping, and ripping of towel rails off of walls (trust me on this one!).  Plus if pushed, I am pretty sure I could eat a flake in the shower.


I have a standard wet room setup. I have a flip down chair (so that others can flip it up to stand in the shower) to sit on while I shower, and a drain right in the floor in the shower area. There is plenty of room next to the shower and the sink to get a wheelchair right up to it, and more grab rails than you can shake a stick at.  The fanciest element to my bathroom is actually the loo, which, aided by super technology I do not understand (and a remote control) makes flushing and keeping clean super simple. It helps me do so many day to day tasks with the bare minimum of help, and that is so vital to me feeling independent because I am less reliant on others for basic care.

But a girl can dream. If I were to choose my bathroom setup from scratch, I think this bad boy would be on the top of my list.


Although it doesn’t come with a free flake, this walk in jacuzzi bath from premier bathrooms would definitely be at the top of my list, although they have so much on offer it’s hard to choose!  They have options for everybody, whether you’re looking for a shower, bath or complete bathroom.  Stuff it…if anyone wants me I’ll be at their showroom soaking mt cares away.  If you do decide to pop in, be sure to bring some chockie with you!

What would your dream bathroom look like?


6 thoughts on “Tools for greater independence: bathroom edition

  1. Ive just received my perching stool for the sink & shower stool, as well as a step to get into the shower. They've made such a difference! No more having to shower sat on the bottom of the shower tray & lower myself into the shower backwards! I even have a little more energy when I've finished in the bathroom, which is a bonus! It's so nice sometimes to think about all the things that would benefit us & help us live more independently. I've just created a daily living aids wish list on my blogXx

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