Limited mobility can be an issue to navigate even at the best of times, but devices like a Shower Buddy in a cramped bathroom space literally changes lives.
While many people take their level of access to the world for granted, this process is slightly more complex for people who live with a disability or health issue that restricts their physical movements.
Without the right support, people who struggle with their mobility may feel unsteady when they walk, have difficulty getting in or out of a chair and are more prone to suffering from a fall, which could in turn only exacerbate any existing health issues. Thankfully, Australia has come a long way when it comes to the accessibility of our public spaces - but what about our residential homes?
Although there are a wide range of products specifically designed to aid mobility, there are less options for smaller, indoor environments - particularly for bathrooms. Slippery and uneven surfaces can make the bathroom a particularly hazardous area for anyone, let alone people who struggle with balance and mobility. The solution? A Shower Buddy.
Five Reasons To Use A Shower Buddy At Home
Shower Buddy is an international award-winning company manufacturing shower commode chairs, which slide and transfer users in a comfortable and safe seated position. Whether it's over a bathtub, shower step or toilet, the product is designed to be a one stop shop solution for improving mobility in bathrooms.
In operation for over thirteen years, the company has advanced to become a world leading manufacturer with a reputation that has stood the test of time. Accolades aside, the product benefits of a Shower Buddy system speak for themselves.
No Bathroom Modifications - Outside of the costs involved, renovating a bathroom to allow greater access is simply not an option for many people with mobility issues. Some people who are recovering from an accident need an instant solution, while others might be restricted by renting a property or simply lack the time or inconvenience of giving up the bathroom.
High Quality Materials - Every Shower Buddy is designed in New Zealand by a team of bathroom mobility experts and industrial designers, with Shower Buddy chairs, bridges, bases and accessories are made using high-grade materials. Each design undergoes significant stress-testing to ensure they last the distance, and the reviews speak for themselves.
Completely Customisable - As our bodies age, grow and change, it’s unlikely that we will want to shower or bathe in exactly the same position for years at a time. With four different product types and a range of accessories to choose from, even once you settle on an ideal fit, a Shower Buddy is still able to be adjusted to better fit in with your shape and requirements.
Portable Mobility Aid - As the very nature of every Shower Buddy model is to be a portable device that doesn’t impede on the limited space available in a bathroom, it means that users, carers and family members have greater flexibility when it comes to how the bathroom space is used, particularly on who uses it. This is great for households who only have one bathroom.
Cost Effective Assistance - Remodelling an existing bathroom is almost always a big undertaking. From the demolition of existing fixtures and units, to preparation and installation of special mobility supports, the whole process can easily require tens of thousands of dollars to afford. The alternative? A significantly less expensive Shower Buddy system.
Ultimately, the Shower Buddy product range has changed thousands of families’ lives for the better. With the end goal being to make using the bathroom a more dignified, enjoyable experience - no matter the level of mobility impairment - Shower Buddy systems are a mobility aid unlike any other.
While there’s plenty of retail outlets available to purchase a Shower Buddy from, aim to partner with an expert not just on the products themselves, but an operator who can provide an in-home trial and after sales care, particularly for things like repairs - but where do you find one?
Meet The Local Experts Who Specialise In Mobility
At Equip U, we see a disability as a possibility and have made it our mission to go above and beyond the standard offerings from other retailers who stock devices and tools to improve mobility.
Our point of difference is that we don’t just stock mobility scooters and other accessories, but we also offer in-home trials to residents who live in Queensland. We believe that access to these types of products shouldn’t be limited based on where you live, and being NDIS registered, we can provide funding options as well.
Ultimately, it’s our mission to work with you to bring your vision for improved mobility to life. Should you have any queries about the types of products we offer or how they work, or would like to schedule a free at home product demonstration, please get in touch with us today.