One of the first modifications we made in our home shortly after I was diagnosed with ALS, was in our bathroom. Planning way ahead, we added safety grab-bars in the toilet area and even changed out the toilet to a Toto “Washlet” bidet.
Our generous-sized shower had a glass door and required stepping up and over a 2″ lip in order to enter and exit. Pretty traditional for most homes in our neighborhood, but not good for someone with ALS.
We had the door and glass removed; replaced by a simple pull curtain. A flat, tile roll-in opening replaced the 2″ lip. Grab-bars were added plus, a roll-in shower chair.
Best decision we ever made! The whole set-up is easy for me to use, easy for my husband to provide assistance and – – most importantly, I believe it has prevented me having a dangerous slip or fall.
What adaptations have you made to make it easier for you to bathe or shower?