Accessible Home: Simple Steps to Make Your Bathroom Wheelchair AccessibleBy Rossetti, Rosemarie; Action Magazine,
Publication Date: November 15, 2007
Article discusses modestly-priced modifications to make a bathroom wheelchair accessible. The author describes how she used modification to existing fixtures to make her bathroom wheelchair-accessible following her spinal cord injury. (1) Full-extension shelves and baskets were installed under the sink to enable access to items stored; (2) the sliding shower doors were replaced by curtains, a non-skid mat was placed in the bottom of the tub, and a transfer shower bench was purchased; (3) the shower nozzle was replaced with a hand-held model with a 7-foot long hose, on/off button, and wall mounting bracket placed 3 feet from the floor; (4) a long-hosed adaptive sprayer was fit over the faucet outlet to allow easy hair washing; and (5) raised toilet seats with integrated grab bars were installed in the master bathroom and half bath. The author points out that several of the modifications, being critical to her independence, were covered by insurance policies.
Published by: United Spinal Association (Website:http://www.unitedspinal.org)
Link to text: http://www.unitedspinal.org/publications/action/2007/11/15/accessible-home-simple-steps-to-make-your-bathroom-wheelchair-accessible/