If you are unable to step over a tub to take a shower, you might find that you benefit from extra large shower pans that can be placed in almost any bathroom. These are ideal for those who have a wheelchair or another type of walking aid so that they can take the aid inside the shower. This can help the person stand while washing. The large base is also ideal for those who have a chair in the shower. The person can sit on the chair while bathing instead of standing, especially if the person does not have the strength to stand in the shower. Large shower bases are sometimes seen in nursing facilities and hospitals to make it easy for patients to take a shower while receiving healthcare.
Large shower bases can also be installed in the home. They can be installed for older family members who are still living at home and need a little assistance while taking a shower or need the extra space. It can help to prevent falls that might occur in the shower, as there is more room for the person to stand.
When looking for a shower base, there are a few things that you should know so that you get the best one possible for either yourself or a loved one. Some showers can be custom designed. You can get the color of the shower base that you want that will blend with the rest of the bathroom. The doors that lead to the shower base can be made of glass or another material that is easy to open. The larger shower base is one that is easy to clean. This can be helpful if you do not have a lot of time to spend cleaning the home or if your family member is not able to clean. Some shower bases are flush with the floor with just a small ledge that is stepped over. There are also shower bases that are a little higher off the floor, making it a little easier for the water to drain. This can also keep water from getting onto the floor of the bathroom.