Showering with a disability presents a multitude of potential issues, so specialist solutions are available from Redring to assist in the care sector.
A good shower system for a less able user should include built-in automatic temperature stability control to avoid fluctuations in water temperature due to changes in water pressure that occur elsewhere in the building. Technology should be included that prevents a user from unintentionally selecting a water delivery temperature that could cause scalding. Further fail safes including an automatic shut-off after a pre-determined period of showering time should be standard.
The shower controls must be large enough for people with reduced dexterity and/or defective sight to use comfortably and safely. The indicators for temperature should be increased in size and contrast, and audio feedback needs to be given in response to users making a change to the shower function. A disabled shower with a hand held remote control option has some very obvious benefits for people with limited mobility.
The better showers on the market are endorsed by both BEAB Care and the RNIB.