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Accessible Bathroom Tips and Products

Tips on All Around the House from Meeting Lifes Challenges

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house and, if not designed with accessibility in mind, one of the hardest to make more accessible. This section helps you find ways both small and large to gain precious inches and and make using the bathroom easier.

For more tips on making your bathroom more accessible, look for Shelley's book, "Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier," available online or at a library or bookstore near you.

All Around the House: Bathroom
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Cues for locating the bathroom
  Use multiple cues and senses to keep memory sharp.

Keep warm, dry off, or lounge in Change-A-Robe™
  Change-A-Robe™ is a hooded, poncho style robe that is roomy, easy to put on, and large enough...

Install wrist blades on water faucets
  Separate hot and cold water knobs can be replaced with wrist blades. These...

Use an automatic faucet control device to turn water on/off easily
  People who have trouble turning a faucet on or remembering to turn the water off might try...

Give liquid vitamins or medication when in the bathtub
  Give liquid vitamins or medications when the person is in the bathtub. Then if...

Wash your underarm when your shoulder is immobilized using a tongue depressor & washcloth
  To wash under your arms when your shoulder is immobilized, try this:...

Wear swimming goggles when washing hair
  If someone you care for hates to get his hair washed, have him wear a pair of swim goggles so...

Remove mascara smudges and groom eyebrows with lip balm
  If you smudge your eye makeup while you are away from home, lip balm may...

Ask for devices that will make hospital stay more comfortable
  236 When you are in the hospital, there are several devices that may make your stay more comforta

Turn faucets on/off easier with longer kitchen lever arm faucets
  Kitchen faucets usually have longer levers, so they are easier to use in both the kitchen and...

Remove eye makeup with baby oil
  If you use eye makeup, an inexpensive remover is baby oil. Apply the oil to lashes on both eyes...

Make it easier to squeeze a washcloth
  Choose lightweight or

Moisturize bath and body with olive oil
  If you are chemically sensitive, olive oil, purported to be the closest thing to human skin oils...

Mark hot water faucet with a dab of red polish
  Remembering which is the hot water faucet

Chap-Grip keeps lip balm handy
  If you are outdoors a lot and you find you are using lip balm regularly, keep it within easy rach w

Long handled toenail scissors
  Reach your toes easier with long-handled scissors. The serrated, stainless steel blades of these 8

Rinse Ace� shower nozzle
  If you need to shower sitting down, or if bending to bathe children or pets or is difficult, consi

Reuse items from around the house as drawer organizers.
  I keep my earrings in old ice cube trays

Verilux Portable UV-C Sanitizer
  Given sufficient intensity and exposure, UV-C light will kill most of the germs responsible for cau

Use coffee filters as inexpensive, disposable washcloths
  If you are looking for a small, economical, and disposable wash cloth, use coffee filters. They ...

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