Washing and dressing

Shower stool

Shower stool If you feel unsteady on your feet or can't stand for long, you may wish to consider a shower stool. Shower stools are similar to shower chairs, but don't have a back support.  They can be used in level access shower areas, such as a wet floor shower room, or as a corner shower stool which might be suitable for a shower cubicle.  Please note that shower stools are not suitable for use in a bath with overhead shower.  If you feel that a shower stool may support you at home, please contact 01786 233759 during office hours.

Shower chair

Shower stoolIf you feel unsteady on your feet or can't stand for long, you may wish to consider a shower chair.  Shower chairs would only be used in level access shower areas, such as a wet floor shower room.  They are unsuitable for rooms fitted with over bath showers.  Shower chairs are very similar to shower stools, however they contain a backrest for added comfort and support.  If you feel that a shower chair may support you at home, please contact us on 01786 233759 during office hours.

Bath lift

If you have difficulty getting in and/or out of your bath, a bath lift may help you to maintain your personal hygiene.  A bath lift is a powered seat which can rise to the top edge fo your bath, aiding you to transfer into the bath, then lower you into the water.  If you believe that a bath lift may support you at home, please contact us on 01786 233759 during office hours.

Long handled sponge

Shower stoolIf you have difficulty reaching and bending when washing yourself, a long handled sponge may help you to maintain personal hygiene.  There are several options to consider such as ergonomic long handled sponges, which are ideal for cleaning your back, or long handled sponges with replaceable sponge attachments.  You may wish to consider purchasing a long handled sponge from your local homeware store, a specialist disability store or search and shop online.

Shoe horn

Shoe hornIf you have difficulty getting your shoes on, a long-handled shoe horn may be useful.  A shoe horn can help placing your foot securely into your footwear, reducing your risk of falling at home.  There are several options to consider, such as foldable or travel shoe horns.  You may wish to consider purchasing a shoe horn from your local homeware store, or search and shop online.

Stocking aid

Sock aidIf you have difficulty placing your foot into a sock or stocking, a stocking aid may help.  If you wear tights there are also special aids for this task.  You may wish to consider purchasing stocking, sock or tight aids either at your local specialist disability store or search and shop online.  Please note if you have difficulty with surgical stockings, please discuss options with your local General Practitioner or District Nurse.