Bathtubs for Bathing?By Davies, Thomas D.; Lopez, Carol Peredo; PN: Paraplegia News, Vol. 55, No. 6
Publication Date: June 2001
Article discusses bathroom modifications for people with paraplegia who prefer to bathe while seated in a bathtub. A bar or shelf for towels reachable from the tub and accessible storage space for soap and toiletries are recommended, as are faucets that can be controlled from the tub. For getting into the bathtub, a secure support point on the basin’s far side such as a low grab bar is important. Grab bars mounted as low as possible above the tub rails are also recommended to facilitate getting out of the tub, as is a boat cushion on the basin floor. A small rear tub deck, a bench next to the tub, or a built-in deck along the side rail are also recommended to provide a comfortable seat for drying off before transferring to the wheelchair.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )
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