Handicap Shower Information

Handicap showers help anyone who are having trouble with their inaccessible showers. These modified showers create a safer bathroom area for handicapped individuals as well as seniors. Find out the shower costs and installation times.

Handicap showers are perfect for anyone wishing to get in and out of a shower with ease. These modified showers also make the bathroom safer and more comfortable for handicapped individuals as well as seniors. Eliminating the curb makes the shower floor even with the bathroom floor, allowing those with limited mobility to walk in and for those who require the use of a wheelchair, to be rolled directly in. Caregivers will effortlessly assist in shower transfers, thereby reducing strain for everyone and allowing for an enjoyable shower experience.

A handicap shower can be customized to the individual needs of the person. They are much larger than a regular shower and usually have a shower bench to sit on and supportive grab bars for people who have trouble balancing themselves. There are even optional shower stands that can hold shower heads, shampoos and other showering equipment. Since the handicap shower allows you to shower while sitting, this makes it possible for those that are unable to stand for long periods, the ability to shower. The shower fixtures can be custom fitted and located in the most convenient spots for wheelchair users.

Shower Installation Time

If you are using a prefabricated handicap shower, then installation can take roughly 2 days. This consists of removing your old tub and fitting your new shower to the old water pipes. With this handicap shower insert installation method, the shower would be about an inch or so above the ground and so you will need to install a shower ramp. Of course, the more individualized you want your unit, the longer it will take. If you want to install a floor level shower, (shower that is even with the floor and requires no ramp) you will need at least a couple of more days for pipe refitting. There is also a lot more work involved with floor level showers because shower floors areas must be also carved out.

Handicapped Shower Costs

Depending on the type and size of your handicap shower, you can expect to pay $700 to $1400 minimum. With a handicap roll in barrier free shower, the starting costs are about $2000, with fully accessorized larger ones costing upwards of $4000 in your existing space. It will cost slightly more in new construction as you will not be using any existing pipes or drains. When choosing your new handicap shower, be sure to get all the features you will need in a packaged deal, as this is, ultimately, the most cost effective way to get it done.


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