Shower Entry Ramps

The elderly and handicapped often find that using their own shower can be next to impossible. Even showers designed for the disabled will often have a barrier to prevent water from spilling into the bathroom floor. This barrier makes it difficult for someone with a wheelchair to get into or out of their shower.

Shower entry ramps can definitely improve the life of these persons. The shower becomes safe to use, providing independence and dignity.

These safety devices are available in a wide range of materials, sizes and colors. Some are made with durable, lightweight aluminum. The aluminum is rust-proof. Another material that is used is hard plastic which is able to support heavy weights without cracking. Most recently rubber has been used. The rubber ramps are constructed from 100% post-consumer passenger and truck recycled tires. Recycled rubber, when molded, is extremely durable and dense and there are no weight load limits. They come in a wide range of heights from ¾ inches to 2 ¼ inches.

Handicap shower ramps need to be sturdy and have a non-slip surface. It must also meet ADA requirements, which are 12 inches in length for every inch of rise.

Wherever there is not a level floor shower entry, a slope is needed for wheelchair accessibility. Handicap ramps are an essential component where access by disabled or wheelchair-bound people is necessary. There are various types of ramps including permanent, semi-permanent and portable handicap ramps.

Costs of Shower Entry Ramps

The appearance can be utilitarian or very attractive; some even have a faux marble finish. They may include drain holes for water flow, or be solid. There is a wide variety of materials and looks – something for every household and need. The price varies widely, ranging from $52 to $200.

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Barrier-free showers eliminate a tripping hazard for the aged individual. Now the aged and disabled are able to stay in their own homes longer and live more independently with more self-esteem. Perhaps they can actually delay the need for asking loved ones to help them bathe or postpone the necessity to pay an aide to assist them with personal hygiene.

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