November 7, 2022 Louise Savoie

Tips for Wheelchair Use in the Bathroom


Bathrooms are often designed to be smaller when compared to the other parts of the house. It makes sense for a variety of reasons and the most immediate that one can think of is that it is used less frequently than the rest. But even when we only use the bathroom at certain times of the day, it remains a critical part of the house.

Every member of the family uses the bathroom. However, not everyone will have the same bathroom experience. For our loved ones with mobility issues and other concerns, using the bathroom can be difficult or dangerous.

One example situation happens when someone from the family uses a wheelchair. How are they going to use the bathroom safely and effectively? Here are some points to consider.

  • Ensure there is enough space for the wheelchair inside the bathroom. This can be easier when designing your property or as a criterion when looking for a new place.
  • Entering and going out of the bathroom should be easier to access.
  • Improve safety and mobility by installing handrails next to the toilet or tub (if you have one).
  • Improve access to the sink by lowering it while giving enough leg room for knees underneath.

Ramps can be especially helpful to improve accessibility in your home. If you are looking for a ramp in New Jersey, you are in the right place.

We provide wheelchair ramp installation in Freehold, New Jersey.

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