To amputee veterans, one of the most challenging things to do is taking a bath since it can get very difficult especially without someone to guide them or to push their wheelchair to reach the bathroom. While in the shower, we cannot ignore the danger of hitting the wall should they slip accidentally. Reaching their needs is also challenging since this is something that they need to do on a daily basis. The good thing is that nowadays there are wheelchairs accessible shower design units that are available to make things easier for amputees. This handicapped bathroom shower stall is portable making it easy to set up ad to remove.
Handicapped people deserve much care, especially the veterans who had much to do during their days since they are the ones who usually get great distress and hardships coping with the situation. When taking care of these people, you need to understand that they lived an independent life and so having to depend on someone to get things done make them feel unworthy. During their times, they would go and do whatever they wish, they would take a holiday off, grasp a good backpacking tent and head off to camping. Imagining their lives indoors and having to go out with someone’s help is not easy to accept. For this reason, these people need understanding since it is normal for them to portray irritability and temper considering their inability to move freely. To make things easier and make them a little bit lighter for them, you can do so by installing a wheelchair accessible shower design built near the patient’s room since these units does not require hammering for installation and they are already assembled during the purchase.
Portable showers are designed with a handicapped individual in mind and are easy to install as long as there is a nearby source of water. When the handicapped individual is not using the unit, it can easily be removed and unfolded. For those in wheelchairs, they can easily slide the wheelchair into the shower stalls and if one does not want to bath on a wheelchair, they can sit, lie, or place themselves any comfortable position while in the shower. You can use Curtains to add some privacy. I have a friend who works as a cna, but her mom is a veteran amputee, one day she was listening to a radio when she heard about these units and decided to install one for her mother. Ever since, the mother’s life has changed ad she appears happier and comfortable.
Showers for the amputee veterans are important since they allow the disabled to take a bath freely without the need of another person. We all know that bathing is a private activity and for a veteran to have to rely on someone to clean them up, this can get very embarrassing on their part but with this showers, an individual will get a feeling of worth and purpose since he is able to do something on his own.
You can find these showers in different models from different manufacturers with each product coming with different features and so you need to choose depending on your patient’s needs. When buying one, make sure you get the right measurement since there are showers for adults and for kids. There are also the ones that can accommodate even those who weigh on the heavy side. You need to make sure that the unit is comfortable for him or her, apart from addressing the personal needs of an individual. This means that an individual should be able to move freely while inside the shower without compromising his or her safety.