I know it is a struggle to get bathed and showered... I have been there... For those moderatly/severly affected by C.F.S., taking a shower or a bath becomes a mission all by itself... The fear of either slipping, falling or being stuck in the bath is enough to put us off... Standing in the shower is almost impossible, due to dizziness and weakness in our legs... Yes, we tend to put it off... I know I did until I spoke to my occupational therapist, and bath aids were suggested...
Now I have "Wall Grab Bars" to help me pull myself up from being seated on the toilet.. A bathboard and a "Shower seat"... Only one problem though... I'm still waiting on a shower being fitted...
As a whole, and yes, I felt terrible having to resort to these standards... But now acceptance is in order... I would "NOT" manage without them... It has made the process of bathing and seeing to my toiletry needs so much easier... So, why struggle when help is available??
The following products are available at Dr. Leonards Healthcare
Hand Held Shower
This Hand-Held Shower with an extra-long 80" hose allows you to reach all those hard-to-reach places while sitting or standing in your shower or tub.
The perfect accessory for people who use a bath bench or transfer bench, it features an on/off valve that allows you to control the water flow without bending over.
Easy to install, as it simply screws onto any standard shower arm.
In sturdy white ABS plastic. Made in the USA.
Features Shower Head & Hose
Wall Grab Bars
Improve safety in your bathroom and end your fear of slipping, sliding or falling.
These sturdy chrome-plated steel grab bars have textured, non-slip grips to provide firm support when you get in or out of the shower or bathtub.
These grab bars can also be placed next to the toilet to help you sit and rise more easily.
Easy to install vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
Mounting hardware included.
Sizes Available : 12", 18", 24"
Toilet Seat Risers
Ideal for anyone who has difficulty bending or rising from a low position, these toilet seat risers add 2" in height to your existing toilet seat.
These risers are made of a durable, easy-clean plastic.
Easy to install.
Ideal for sitting safely in the tub or shower, these sturdy shower chairs from Carex® by Rubbermaid® support up to 400 pounds.
Made of durable plastic they feature height-adjustable legs, non-slip feet and large comfortable seats with water channels and convenient assist handles.
Dimensions : 21"W x 18"D, the bath chair legs adjust from 17" to 22" high.
Sized to Accomodate Most Bathtubs & Shower Stalls
The Seat Without a Back Can Also Be Used as a Shower Stool
This comfortable raised toilet seat is constructed of cushiony foam to evenly distribute body weight and absorb pressure.
Its added height is recommended for people with restricted mobility who have difficulty bending or rising from a low position.
Fits all standard-size toilet and commode seats. Straps keep it securely in place.
The soft Naugahyde cover is comfortable and easy to clean.
Sizes Available : 2" and 4"
Toilet Safety Rail
At last, here's an inexpensive, easy-to-install safety rail for the toilet.
Unique tubular steel design attaches to your toilet seat.
Soft foam handles provide a steady grip so you can sit down safely and rise with ease.
Dimensions : 23 1/2"W x 17 1/2"D x 8"H.