When it comes to ensuring the safety and comfort for aged care and NDIS participants, bathroom modifications are often at the forefront of our minds. However, major shower modifications can sometimes come with steep price tags, making them less feasible for many.
This is where our creativity and resourcefulness shine. In our recent modification, rather than opting for a traditional and expensive shower overhaul that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, in consultation with the OT, we opted for an innovative alternative that not only met the client's needs but also proved to be budget-friendly and environmentally conscious.
We are excited to showcase a practical and cost-effective home improvement to the client's shower. The 2 core changes:
The rubber shower base inserts crafted from recycled car tires. Not only do these inserts provide a secure and slip-resistant surface, but they are also a sustainable choice.
- Accessibility and Comfort
To further enhance the accessibility and functionality of the shower, we made a few additional modifications. We removed the traditional shower screen, replacing it with an L bend curtain rod paired with a weighted shower curtain. This change maximized space of an original small size shower.
The Final Outcome - Enhancing Functionality
Moreover, we ensured level access by installing a small rubber threshold ramp at the entrance of the newly levelled shower. This solution eliminated tripping hazards and allowed transitioning into the shower a breeze.