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Introduction

Persons with Mobility Impairments often have difficulty completing daily tasks, such as bathing, showering, using the toilet, etc. Bathroom Aids are purposefully designed to give extra assistance in the bathroom to those who need it, this includes the elderly who may be unsteady on their feet and those who use wheelchairs and may require more assistance.

Accessible Bathroom

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"Everybody is unique", so the type of Mobility Impairment that you use and your preference in your "bathroom routines", will determine what type of "Bathroom Aids" you will require, which will also determine if your bathroom needs to be adapted and what adaptions should be made. These adapted bathrooms are sometimes known as "Accessible Bathrooms" and can make life a lot easier for the user if adapted correctly. (Visit our Home Adaptions -"Accessible Bathrooms" page to find out more information about adapting your Bathroom.)

There are a wide variety of different types and styles of these "Bathroom Aids and Accessories" which are available for the elderly and persons with Mobility Impairments who use wheelchairs, or need some assistance, this includes equipment such as: Non Slip Bath Mats, Commodes, Shower Chairs, Electric Bath Lifts, etc. These Bathroom Aids, Bathroom Accessories and Daily Hygiene Products allow you to create an innovative, accessible bathroom that meets your needs.

These and other products are available to be purchased throughout South Africa and are sold by various companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, Mobility Aids, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies also install some of the Bathroom Aids that they sell, such as Bath Lifts and Grab Rails, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids, Ability Assist & Prima Care also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including Bathing Aids and Showering Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Bathroom Aids page to find out more.

There are also a variety of Pediatric Bathroom Aids which have been specially designed and manufactured to assist children, and adolescents with extra posture support while doing their bathroom routines, this equipment includes: Shower Chairs, Bath Chairs and Commodes. Due to the variety of the different types of these and other products that are available throughout South Africa, we have allocated a specific page to deal with Pediatric equipment and the companies that provide them in South Africa, such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids, Sitwell Technologies, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, visit our Pediatric Equipment - Bathroom Aids page to find out more.

Some of these companies that supply these Bathroom Aids can also advise you on which products would best suite you and can also assist with seating and positioning as well as the service and repairs of the equipment that they sell. Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find a Bathroom Aid that will suite your needs to make your bathroom safe and enable you to become more independent. Please read the article below to find out more information about these Bathroom Aids, Accessories and the companies that provide them.Sheer Mobility

Sheer Mobility: is in the market with a mission to make quality assistive devices more affordable in this country. "Our imported range of European & American quality accredited products includes a wide variety of assistive devices, including "Bathroom Aids and Accessories" such as commodes, shower benches and grab rails." They also install, service & repair many of the products that they supply.

Sheer Mobility are based in Cape Town but can provide products throughout South Africa. You can contact them at: Tel: (021) 552 5563 or Email: brobinson@sheerocean.co.za or www.sheermobility.co.za. Address: Unit 6, 14 Esso Road, Montague Gardens, 7441.

Prima Care: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and throughout South Africa! They are a Home care, Hospital & Medical Equipment Provider and have Health Care Consultants with many years of experience and extensive knowledge to assess your needs and help you choose the products best suited for you. “We pride ourselves in supplying high quality products from trusted and well known German and other suppliers. These products include a variety of Pediatric Equipment, Adjustable Beds, Hospital Beds, Home Care Beds, Mobility Scooters, Oxygen Concentrators, Alternating Pressure Mattresses, Anti-Bedsore Mattresses, Ripple Mattress, Walkers, Rollators, Mobility Aids, Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Cushions, Wheelchair Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Rise Recliners, Grab Rails, Bed Rails, Shower Aids, Commodes, Toilet Aids and much more. Our locations are staffed with certified fitters who offer private services in our stores or in the convenience of your own home. We also supply speedy delivery of our products and good after sales service, with trained technicians and a vast range of spare parts available to ensure that our products exceed their life span. Prima Care also rent out a variety of products to those clients that may only need the product for a limited period of time, therefore accommodating our clients’ needs to ensure their funds are maximized to their full potential. Please feel free to contact a Prima Care professional to assist, you can contact us on: +27 (021) 555 1596, via email: info@primacare.co.za or visit our web site at: www.primacare.co.za to see our extensive catalog of products which we deliver country wide to your door!

Simplify Wheelchair Seating: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with Mobility Impairments in Cape Town. Simplify Wheelchair Seating is owned and run by Antoinette PienaarSimplify Wheelchair Seating who has been in the wheelchair business for the last 8 years. "I believe in providing an honest and reliable service to our clients and their families in the comfort of their own homes, we will visit you in your home to access what you require and will provide you with the best products to suit your needs at very competitive prices, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that your life is as comfortable as possible." We supply and Service a variety of products including Mobility Aids, Transfer Aids, Pressure Care Products and Bathroom Aids. We also stock spares for these products and specialize in providing seating and positioning to make sure that you correctly positioned in your wheelchair. Please feel free to contact us for a quote or assessment, you can contact me on my cell: 084 866 5763 or landline: (021) 981 0569 or contact me via my website at: www.simplifywheelchairseating.co.za or on my facebook or via email: simplify.wheelchair.seating@gmail.com.

Pro Mobility: are Authorised Agents for Autochair and Ardoo Products in South Africa, Pro Mobility provides leading-edge services and solutions to those with mobility and agility impairments or limitations. With first class service and support, we cater individually to each of our clients to find the best accessible solutions according to their mobility needs. We sell and rent out a wide variety of "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" as well as other Assistive Devices such as Bathroom Aids, Mobility Aids and Pressure Care Products and can also install, service & repair many of the products that we supply. Pro Mobility has their main branch in Durban, but have branches in Johannesburg & Cape Town. You can contact them on: Cell: +27 (0) 83 775 0611 or via Email on: clinton@pro-mobility.co.za or via their web site: www.pro-mobility.co.za. Durban Address: PO Box 2123 Westville, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 3630, South Africa.Sitwell

Sitwell Technologies: are Specialists in the provision of Mobility & Assistive Aid Equipment for persons with physical disabilities. Sitwell Technologies represent all local suppliers as well as a number of International manufacturers of equipment, providing an unbiased view of all products available to the South African market. Their approach to Mobility is about providing a holistic solution to each individual’s needs. Sitwell Technologies are based in Johannesburg but can provide products throughout South Africa. You can contact them at: Tel: (+27) 11 440 8226 or email: mobility@sitwell.co.za or www.sitwell.co.za Address: 41 11th Avenue, Highlands North, Johannesburg.

Ability Assist: stock and sell a wide variety of these different types of Eating, Drinking and CookingAbility Assist Accessories, as well as other types of assistive devices and accessories, including Pressure Care Products, Mobility Aids & Transfer Aids. These products can be purchased online at: www.abilityassist.co.za, or from their offices in Boksburg in Gauteng at: Unit 7, Lincoln Business Park, Cnr Malcolm Moodie Crescent & George Palmer Street, Jet Park, Boksburg, 1459. Please contact them before visiting them, Ability Assist can be contacted on: (011) 894 5667, or email them at: info@abilityassist.co.za

Mobility Aids: specializes in providing a good quality service and a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Gauteng and South Africa. Mobility Aids have been serving persons with disabilities since 1995 and carry a wide range of products including Hospital Beds, Mobility Scooters, Pressure Care Mattresses, Walkers, Rollators, Wheelchairs, Cushions, Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Bathroom Aids, Eating and Dressing Accessories and much more. "We offer a good after sales Service, and can service and repair your Assistive Devices and also rent out a variety of products including Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Commodes, Wheelchairs and More. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or are interested in a particular product. Mobility Aids is based in Benoni, at 7 Kei Road, Farrarmere, you can contact us on: 011 849 2810 or 011 425 1095 or email us on: info@mobilityaids.co.za. Alternatively you can visit our web site to view our products at: www.mobilityaids.co.za"

The Independent Lifestyle Company: "has been trading since 2011 through our paper based catalogue and we launched our web site in February 2014 to bring a high level of service and convenience to a wider audience with the same great range of products, which include but are not limited to Adjustable & Hospital Beds & Accessories, Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Walking Aids, Pressure Care Mattresses & Products, Patient Lifting & Handling Products, A Wide Variety of Bathroom & Toilet Aids, Rise Recliners, Grab Rails, Bed Rails, Shower Aids, Commodes, Toilet Aids and Much More.Independent Lifestyle Company

The idea for “The Independent Lifestyle Company” was realized in 2011 when I went to visit my father who was suffering from an attack of arthritis in his hands that made it difficult for him to hold and read books comfortably. It became abundantly clear what a positive impact two simple assistive devices had on the quality of his lifestyle to assist him to be able to read again and how many fantastic products are available worldwide, yet, were difficult to find in South Africa.

The formation of The Independent Lifestyle Company is a personal reaction to my father’s needs but, more broadly, a personal venture to bring you the best products to support an active, healthy and independent lifestyle. You can call us on our customer service number: 021 510 3303 or contact us via email at: help@theilc.co.za. Alternatively visit our website on: www.theilc.co.za or our showroom situated in Cape Town at: Unit 33, M5 Freeway Park, 12 Upper Camp Road, Ndabeni, Cape Town, 7405. We also deliver in Cape Town or to Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria as well as almost all regional areas in South Africa.

Bathroom Accessories and Safety Products

Everyone is different, some people prefer to bath, while others prefer to shower, but either way, it is important to make sure that your bathroom is accessible, safe and easy to use for you and your family. Bathroom Accessories and Safety Products are those smaller Bathroom Aids used by the elderly or persons with Mobility Impairments in the bathroom such as Tap Turners, Grab Rails, Non-Slip Bath and Shower Mats and other Accessories. Some of this equipment such as Non-Slip Mats and Grab Rails can keep you from slipping in the bath or shower and will improve the overall safety of your bathroom. There are a wide variety of these Bathroom Accessories and Safety Products which are available throughout South Africa and are sold by various companies, they include products such as:Lever Taps

Lever Taps & Tap Turners

There are various types of equipment that can assist you to make your bathroom more accessible to persons with a weak grip, Arthritis in the hands, or poor finger movement due to paralysis. This equipment includes products such as Lever Taps and Tap Turners. A lever Tap (pictured right) tends to be easy to use and are a more modern style of tap in the current market, slight movements can deliver hot, cold or mixed water flow to the user. Extended length lever taps or Elbow Action Levers are also available to help persons with disabilities further and are also useful to prevent the spread of Coid-19, as they can be opened and closed with your elbow, so keeping you hands sterile after been washed. A wide variety of these Elbow Action Levers are available from most Bathroom & Plumbing stores. Contact Us for more information.

Tap Turners

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Tap Turners are also excellent Bathroom Aids for persons with Mobility Impairments, the elderly or persons with poor grip, they are inexpensive, practical and can be used for both the Bath and Basin. Tap Turners are generally made from strong moulded plastic and are designed to make it easier to turn Cross Head Taps on or off, they simply hook over the top of any X type tap, giving the user extra leverage to turn the taps. These Lever Taps and Tap Turners are available from various companies in South Africa and include products such as:

Tap Turner: (pictured right) Enables persons with reduced hand function or a weak grip to turn taps on and off in the bathroom or kitchen. They are easy to fit and adjustable to suit almost any size of crystal or crosshead tap. These Tap Turner have been designed for strength from ABS plastic construction and offer a long shaped handle which provides greater leverage for turning taps. They fit X shaped tap heads and the red & blue colours are sold as a pair with dimensions of 140mm Long x 40mm Wide. These Tap Turners are available from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, Ability Assist and The Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Bathroom Accessories that are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply or Contact Us if you need any assistance.

Non Slip Bath or Shower Mats and Accessories

Bath Mat

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"Non Slip Bath or Shower Mats and Accessories" are products which are designed to improve comfort and safety in the bathroom, these products have been specifically designed with safety in mind and include a wide variety of Bath or Shower Mats and other Accessories that can easily be attached to the floor of the shower or base of most standard baths minimizing the risk of slipping when getting into, and out of the shower or bath. The Bath & Shower Mats range in sizes & are made from rubber with a non slip surface which securely attaches to the bottom of the bath or floor of the shower thanks to the multitude of suction pads on the underside. Thus providing a firm and secure surface to place your feet when gaining access to the bath or shower and reducing the risk of accidents. Most Non Slip Bath and Shower Mats also have a number of drainage holes for excellent drainage, and can be quickly and simply removed from the bath or shower when not in use. These Bath and Shower Mats, as well as other Non-Slip Accessories are available from various companies in South Africa and include products such as:

Large Non-Slip Bath Mat: This large Bath Mat (pictured above right) provides added safety and security and is held firmly in place with suction cups and features a non-slip surface for added peace of mind. It is extra long in size at 81cm x 41cm and is Latex Free and Contour designed to fit around the drain. These Bath Mats can be purchased from various companies including Ability Assist and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Rubber Non-Slip Bath Mat: This Rubber Non-Slip Bath Mat from the Independent Lifestyle Company is available in 40 x 70 cm's and works as either a bath or shower mat. Bathroom safety is important and these non-slip mats can reduce the chances of a fall, they are soft, comfortable, stay in place and provide excellent slip-resistance. This Rubber Non-Slip Bath Mat is available from The Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. For hygiene reasons, this product cannot be returned once opened unless the product has a defect,

Tenura Aqua Safe Anti Slip Bath and Shower Discs

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Tenura Aqua Safe Anti Slip Bath and Shower Discs: The Tenura Aqua Safe Anti Slip Bath and Shower Discs (pictured right) helps to prevent slips and falls in dry and wet conditions, they are made from a strong non abrasive material which is very kind to bare skin. The Tenura anti slip bath and shower stickers are a convenient, efficient and a super aesthetic way of applying a non slip surface to your bath without ruining the look of your bathroom. They can be applied in any pattern you desire and will prevent slipping and blend into the bath or shower without looking out of place. Due to their lack of peaks and valleys, our decals will not harbour bacteria like bath mats can, so cleaning is easy. Each roll consists of approximately  72 - 40 mm discs. These anti slip bath and shower stickers are designed for use in baths and shower trays but are also ideal for frequently wet and slippery floors and surfaces, they are available from companies around South Africa including The Independent Lifestyle Company and Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Non Slip Bath or Shower Mats and Accessories which are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Sitwell, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply.

Grab Rails

Dogleg Grab Rail

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Grab Rails can make all the difference for those who require extra support and security when getting around, at home, whether it’s on a ramp, when getting out of a pool or in the bathroom, around the toilet, bath, shower, or to get on or off the toilet or in and out of the bath. There are a wide variety of different types and sizes of these Grab Rails which improve safety, independence, and avoid slips and falls. Grab Rails are available to be purchased throughout South Africa and are available in many shapes & sizes, including Straight Grab Rails, Angled Grab Rails, Hinged Grab Rails, Bath Grab Rails, Shower Grab Rails, Floor-Mounted and Non-Slip or Suction Grab Rails. These Grab Rails are also available in different lengths, colours and styles, they can be purchased from various companies around South Africa, who stock items such as:

Straight Grab Rails: are available in various sizes to suit your individual requirements, including 12”, 16”and 24”.  These Straight Grab Rails can be used in various areas in the bathroom to make it safe for the elderly and persons who are not steady on their feet, they are available in Stainless Steel, Chrome and in various powder coated colours and are supplied with installation rubbers, screws and plugs and are 25mm in tube diameter. These and other Straight Grab Rails can be purchased from companies around South Africa including Prima Care, Ability AssistMobility Aids, The Independent Lifestyle Company, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Grab Bar - Dogleg Chromed: This grab bar (pictured above right) is manufactured from chrome plated steel. It has knurling to improve grip, and flanged ends for increased stability. It has a weight of 0.7 kg and dimensions of 70 x 70 x 13 cm's and includes screws and plugs for mounting. These and other Dogleg Grab Rails can be purchased from companies around South Africa including Sitwell, Ability AssistMobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Flip-up Grab Rail with Hinged Supporting Leg

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Flip-up Grab Rail with Hinged Supporting Leg: The Flip-up Grab Rail with a Hinged Supporting Leg (pictured right) is an excellent product for value and safety. It provides great support when getting up from the toilet and neatly folds out of the way when not in use. It features a simple fold up/fold down mechanism for ease of use and has the added feature of the optional support leg which provides extra stability, especially where more downward pressure may be applied when in use. The leg assembly is height adjustable enabling the bathroom support arm to be set at various heights to suit most needs. It is ideal for use in the bathroom where safety is a concern and is Epoxy coated ensuring durability, it has a 750 mm long bar. These Flip-up Grab Rail with a Hinged Supporting Leg are available to be purchased from companies such as The Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Folding Support Rail: The Folding Support Rail (pictured below right) has a sturdy long supporting rail with the large base plate which is mounted on a wall at the appropriate height using 6 bolts that spread the load. It folds up when not in use and has a length of 720mm and weight of 5kg. These and other Folding Support Rails can be purchased from companies around South Africa including Sitwell, Ability Assist and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Foldable Grab Rail

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There are also various other types of Grab Rails which are specifically designed for certain areas in the bathroom, such as the Bath, Toilet or Shower. Visit these sections below to find out more about these products and the companies that provide them, or contact companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies can also install the Grab Rails that they sell.

Bathing Aids

Some persons with Mobility Impairments prefer to bath and many bathrooms have baths already installed, but these baths are not always easy to get in and out of. There are however a variety of types of equipment such as Anti-slip Bath Mats, Bath Grab Rails, Bath Steps & Bath Lifts to help prevent you from slipping in the bath and to assist you to get in or out of the bath safely. These Bathing Aids not only improve the overall safety of your bathroom but will make it more accessible for the elderly and persons with Mobility Impairments. Various types of these Bathing Aids are available to be purchase from companies around South Africa and include products such as:

Bath Steps, Anti-slip Mats and Grab Rails

Bathtub Grab Bar – Safe Locking

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The elderly and some persons with Mobility Impairments have the ability to get in and out of the bath, but need some assistance, can benefit from equipment such as Anti-slip Bath Mats, Bath Grab Rails and Bath Steps. This equipment does not only keep you from slipping in the bath but can also assist you to get in or out of the bath safely. Most Non-Slip Bath Mats and Accessories which prevent slipping are designed to be used in both the bath and shower to improve comfort and safety and can easily be attached to the floor of the shower or base of most standard baths, therefore minimizing the risk of slipping when getting into, and out of the shower or bath. These products are covered in our "Non Slip Bath or Shower Mats and Accessories" section above, click on the link to find out more, or read the article below to find out what other Bathing Aids are available in South Africa, such as:

Bathtub Safety Bar: Bathtub Safety Bar (pictured above right) provides a firm handle at the bath side, this rail helps give confidence and stability when getting in and out of the bath and has a simple adjustable screw on the side of the rail, it has a height over the bathtub of 380 mm and a clamp adjustment of 80mm to 150mm. These Bathtub Safety Bars are available to be purchase from companies such as Ability Assist & Prima Care, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Portable Bath Step: This portable bath step makes stepping in and out of bath much easier and safer, it is also ideal for those who need a bit of help getting in and out of the bed. This Portable Bath Step is both versatile and lightweight and features an extra-large platform with a textured, non-slip top surface and rubberised feet for increased safety. They can be securely stacked, raising the height in 5cm (2″) increments, and allowing multiple units to be stacked and stored easily away when not in use. The Plastic Bath Step is a versatile Mobility Aid which can also be used around the home, both inside and outside and are available to purchase from companies including Prima Care and The Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Bath Seat

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These and other products are also available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply.

Bath Seats, Chairs & Benches

Bath Benches, Bath Boards, Bath Swivel Seats and Bath Chairs are all Bath Aids which are available from various companies in South Africa, to assist you to make your bath comfortable, keep you from slipping in the bath and to assist you to get out of the bath safely. These Bathing Aids are available from various companies in South Africa and include various brands and styles, such as:

Bath Bench/Seat, Slatted with Suction Cups: This slatted bath bench/seat (pictured above right), has suction pads to secure it in the bath, as well as slats which allow for easy water drainage. It is best used in conjunction with a Bath Board and has a maximum weight of 90kg and seat size of 45 x 30cm with a height of 18cm. These & other similar Bath Benches are available from companies such as Mobility Aids, Prima Care, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Swivel Bath Chair

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The Bath Board: has a weight capacity of 190kg and is made from lightweight moulded plastic, it has an adjustable width, a handle for safety, a built in soap dish and drainage holes. These Bath boards are secured by easy width adjusters and are available to be purchased from various companies around South Africa including Ability AssistSimplify Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Swivel Bath Chair: This Swivel Bath Chair (pictured right) can swivel 90 degrees and locks in place making it a comfortable and safe way to take a bath, particularly for those with hip replacements or weak knees. These Swivel Bath Chairs are available from companies such as The Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Bath Swivel Chair: is a turning bath seat that allows easy transfer over the bath. The user sits on the seat from the side of the bath and then swivels over the bath for a wash or shower. It rests on any standard bath, no fixtures or fittings are required and it is easy to remove from the bath or to clean the plastic seat, which has small drainage holes. It has non slip arms to secure the seat to the bath and the critical turning components are stainless steel to ensure long-term reliability. The comfortable seat provides back and arm support and is ideal for people who feel insecure on a bath board. It includes an adjustable positioning screw to prevent accidental slipping. The seat locks in both the transfer (facing the side) and the showering position (facing over the bath tub). It has a weight capacity of 100 kg and there are a number of models which are available to fit different bath widths:  28”, 26” and a 24” model for narrow baths. These Bath Swivel Chairs are available to purchase from companies including Simplify Wheelchair Seating & Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Bath Seat – Drive Medical – Swivel

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Bath Seat - Drive Medical - Swivel: The Drive Medical Swivel Bath Seat (pictured right), has a maximum weight capacity of 120 kg and a sturdy steel base frame which fits over the bath and has an easy to clean plastic seat. The seat has a locking lever with four positions and swivels a full 360°. It has a sturdy white plastic seat that can rotate and lock into position to allow a user to sit comfortably and facilitate movement over the bath. The seat is fixed to an epoxy coated stainless steel frame that rests securely on the rim of the bath. The two arms provide security for the user and the holes in the seat facilitate quick drainage. These Swivel Bath Seats are available from companies around South Africa including Simplify Wheelchair Seating, Mobility Aids & Prima Care, please contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Bath Seats, Chairs and Bencheswhich are available from companies such as Sitwell, Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies also install some of the Bathroom Aids that they sell, such as Bath Lifts and Grab Rails, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including some of these Bathing Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Bathing Aids to find out more.

Bath Lifts

Bellavita Bath Lift

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Bath Lifts are available in different types in order to lower persons with Mobility Impairments down into the bath, you will need to choose one that is suited to meet your needs, some of these lifts are easy to install, while other Bath Lifts may require slight alterations to your bathroom to be able to install these lifts. Bath lifts offer powered movement to aid people with low mobility to immerse themselves into a bath while comfortably seated. Bath lifts are available throughout South Africa and include products such as:

The Bellavita Powered Bath Chair Seat Lift: The Bellavita (pictured right) weighs only 20.5 pounds and is excellent for standard or deeper model bath tubs. The comfortable padded backrest can recline up to 50 degrees at the seat’s lowest position. The water tight hand control floats in water, making it easy to access the control buttons while bathing. The two-piece construction makes this lift easy to assemble and disassemble for transport, the back also folds for space-saving storage. The washable hygienic covers are available in white, blue or grey, and the hygienic cutaway and slim-line profile make handling a cinch. This product comes standard with four quick-release suction cups providing an anti-slip base for added safety and security. In addition to all the special features, the lift also includes several additional options for your convenience. An option for two additional suction cups offers the potential for even further security and a headrest for additional comfort. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Sitwell, Ability Assist, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Drive Medical – Bella Vita – Bath Lift

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The BellaVita Reclining Bath Lift: is lightweight, affordable and reliable, weighing in at around 9.3kg the Bella Vita Bath Lifter (pictured right), can be stored or even transported on holiday with the greatest of ease, it has a integrated Lithium battery pack, which allows the unit to be taken wherever you may need to go, as it is airline approved. The Bella Vita seat can be lowered as far down as 6cm and can be adjusted to a maximum seat height of 48cm, allowing the unit to reach a convenient height in order for its use on almost every bath tub. It can also recline to 50 degrees, with one simple push of a button and has a maximum user weight of 140 kg's. It is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care and The Independent Lifestyle Company, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Peter Pan Bath Lift: The Peter Pan Bath Lift fits in any bath tub, even when you are on holiday! Spring-drive mechanism of the bath lift is made of stainless steel and is extremely light in weight. Only 8.8 kg! All you need to do is insert the compact and lightweight unit into the bath tub and its ready to improve both lifestyle and independence. Enter or leave your bath easily and safely – by yourself or with a little help. The Peter Pan is adjustable to stand safely in your bath. There is no possibility of slipping or tipping. The Peter Pan Lift can be lowered down to 8.5 cm above the bottom of the bath tub and is easy to raise again to its original height. This product available to be purchased from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Bath Lifts that are available to purchase from companies such as Pro Mobility, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies also install some of the Bathroom Aids that they sell, such as Bath Lifts and Grab Rails, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including Bathing Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Bathing Aids to find out more.

Showering Aids

Adjustable Shower Chair With Arms

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If you prefer to shower and you use a wheelchair due to a mobility Impairment, you would usually need to transfer onto a Shower Seat or Bench, or use a Commode or Shower Chair to be able to shower, but some people who have recently undergone an operation, or are unable to sit up, may need to use a Shower Trolley. Either way, you will require a Showering Aid to assist you and you will probably need to do alterations to make your shower open plan and Wheelchair Accessible. If you do require an open plan bathroom, we recommended that you visit our section on "Accessible Bathrooms."

There are a wide variety of these Showering Aids, which are readily available in South Africa from various companies and include equipment such as:

Shower Benches, Stools & Chairs

Shower Benches, Stools & Chairs are ideal for the elderly and those persons with Mobility Impairments who are able to walk but have difficulty standing up for long periods of time. There are a variety of different types of Shower Chairs & Benches which provide the elderly and persons with disabilities comfort while enjoying a shower. These Chairs, Stools & Benches are generally durable, stable, economically priced and are usually comfortable to sit on and equipped with a fast-draining seat. Each person is different, so will require a product that suits the design and size of their bathroom, as well as their physical needs. These various products are available to be purchased from various companies throughout South Africa and include products such as:

Shower Chair

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Adjustable Shower Chair With Arms: The Adjustable Shower Chair With Arms (pictured above right), has an Aluminium frame with removable padded armrest and backrest with Non-slip rubber stoppers. It is easy to disassemble for storage or transport, as it is lightweight, height adjustable and perfect to place in most showers. This product is sold by companies such as Sheer Mobility, Prima Care, Ability Assist, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Height Adjustable Shower Chair with or without Back (Curved Seat): These Shower Chairs with comfortable Curved Seats (pictured right) are available with or without a backrest and are made from lightweight aluminium. This Height Adjustable Shower Chair is a high quality shower stool with non-slip feet and is designed for everyday use. It is constructed from high quality aluminium and will support up to 120 kg's. The Shower Stool is adjustable in height to suit most users, with clearly-numbered height settings ensuring the correct setup. It has integral handles in the seat and a comfortable back for support. The lightweight frame means it can be removed with ease when not in use, enabling multiple use of the shower area. These Shower Chairs are economically priced, perfect to place in most showers and are available from companies such as Prima Care, Ability Assist, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Shower Stool with a Rotating Seat: This Shower Stool with a Rotating Seat is the perfect shower and bathing aid if you are someone who seeks or needs extra levels of safety, security, comfort and versatility. Slips and falls account for the vast majority of injuries sustained on wet floors and on equally slippery bath or shower surfaces, so this seat comes with a comfortable rotating seat that turns in unison with your body; whenever you find it necessary to reach for something or turn yourself while in the bath or shower. This free flow movement can greatly reduce the twisting motions and other forms of stress that are commonly placed on your back, arm and shoulder muscles whenever your legs are forced to remain stationary while the upper portions of your body are forced to turn and twist when reaching for an item. The shower stool's seat can be removed for easy cleaning and can be adjusted up or down from 42 to 59 cm. These Shower Stools are available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, Ability Assist, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Shower Chair – Wall-Mounted – Foldable

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The Wall Mounted Folding Shower Chair: This Shower Chair is made from lightweight aluminium, with a flip-up PE-HD seat with drainage holes. The seat flips up to the wall when not in use, it has height adjustable legs for added security and a lightweight, rust free aluminium construction for longevity. The seat attaches to the wall to give support when showering and folds up to maximise the space of your shower. The fixing plate comes with 6 holes for secure wall installation and the depth from the wall when folded is 12cm. The sturdy steel framework with plastic coating is ideal for durability and the integral handholds on the seat provide additional user support. The two fold out height adjustable legs give added security when used by heavier users or when the wall cannot support the full weight. These Wall Mounted Shower Chairs are available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, Ability Assist, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Sitwell, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Wall Mounted Flip Down Shower Chairs that are available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply.

Transfer Bench – Drive Medical – Plastic

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Plastic Transfer Bench: The Plastic Transfer Bench (pictured right) is a durable blow-moulded plastic bench and backrest with a new ‘A’ frame construction providing additional stability. The three position back depth is adjustable from 18.5′ – 19.5′ in 0.5′ increments. The Plastic Transfer Bench is also height adjustable in 0.5′ increments (from 47cm – 50cm) with unique ‘Dual Column’ extension legs. The Plastic Transfer Bench is reversible to accommodate any bathroom and has no exposed hardware to injure the user, it comes as standard with extra large, locking suction cups to provide additional safety. These Plastic Transfer Benches are available to purchase from companies around South Africa including Simplify Wheelchair Seating & Prima Care, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Shower Benches Stools & Chairs that are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies also install some of the Bathroom Aids that they sell, such as Bath Lifts and Grab Rails, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including some of these Showering Aids. Visit our Equipment to Hire - Showering Aids to find out more.

Commodes & Shower Chairs With & Without Wheels

Commodes & Shower Chairs With Wheels are used by persons with severe Mobility Impairments, who need assistance due to a walking difficulty or complete inability to walk, it enables them to go from the bed to the shower or bathroom and can then be used in the shower or over the toilet. These chairs are sometimes made of aluminum, to prevent rusting and have a removable pail, flip back armrests and a cushion which helps improve the user's comfort and support. There are a wide variety of different types of Commodes, including those with 4 casters, or large back wheels and smaller front wheels, such as those found on a normal push chair. Some Commodes & Shower Chairs are also available without wheels, while some Commodes with wheels also include reclining backrests for those individuals that battle to sit upright & need to be able to recline.

Commodes without wheels are generally only used as portable toilets and are designed to be placed at the bedside of persons with Mobility Impairments whose activity is very limited. They typically consist of a frame and a waste receptacle that can be easily removed and emptied. Having such a device close at hand is especially helpful for those unable to make the trip to the bathroom. These and other types of Commodes and Shower Chairs With Wheels are available from various companies around South Africa, who sell products such as:

Commode – 3in1 – Foldable – Height Adjustable

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The Aquatec Ocean VIP Shower Commode Chair: has a stable, stainless steel frame and a seat which can tilt and can be individually adjusted (tilt angle 0° – 35°) with the stainless steel gas spring, it is extremely stable even at maximum tilt angle. The seat height is adjustable in 3 steps and no tools are required. It has a maximum user weight of 150kg and a comfortable, ergonomically contoured seat and machine-washable adjustable backrest with quick-release buckles which can easily be adjusted to the user. The Aquatec Ocean VIP Shower Commode Chair is available to purchase from companies such as Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Foldable Height Adjustable 3 in 1 Commode: This Folding Commode (pictured above right) is a great solution for those needing a portable or easily storable Commode, it can be used to assist a person who has difficulty getting to the bathroom, or getting on or off the toilet by bringing the toilet into the bedroom. These foldable Commodes are adjustable in height and can also be used over an existing toilet as a toilet seat raiser. They are most convenient because of its portability when storing or transporting, as they fold up easily and can be tucked away in your home or in the boot of your car, they easily open & fold flat for convenient storage & transportation. They are made of durable plastic with a steel construction & snap on seat & lid with plastic arms for additional comfort & a commode bucket with cover & splash guard. The tool free assembly makes it easily to assemble in only a few seconds and this product is sold by companies such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids, Simplify Wheelchair Seating & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Rifton Shower Chair

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Rifton HTS Shower Chair/Commode: The Rifton HTS (pictured right) promotes the positioning that is ideal and natural for effective toileting. The unique design of the optional seat pad opening to the rear for larger clients facilitates clear access for cleaning and hygiene. The portability kit provides clients with greater independence and their families greater freedom to travel. Optional integral skin foam pads for the back and seat provide comfort for clients and easy disinfecting for caregivers. Optional gas-assisted tilt-in-space enables the Rifton HTS to tilt 5° forward for an easier transfer and better toileting position, as well as 25° back for showering and hair washing. The Rifton HTS is very versatile and is usable ON the toilet, attached with mounting bars, OVER the toilet, attached to a mobile or stationary economy base or OFF the toilet with a mobile or stationary base and commode pan. They are available to purchase from companies such as Sitwell, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Taxi Commode: Has a powder coated steel frame with braking rear castors, a leg strap, a removable bucket and a 45cm seat width. It has a weight carrying capacity of 100kg's, but is easy to disassemble for storage or transport, with a padded removable seat cover, drop down armrests and swing away and removable footrests. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Sheer Mobility and Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote

Aston Shower Commode

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Heavy Duty Shower Commode Chair with Wheels or Aston Shower Commode: The Aston Shower Commode (pictured right) is a versatile solution for showering and toileting needs for both private and commercial use. The commode chair is perfect for everyday use and is engineered as a heavy duty model that is easily cleanable and perfect for both commercial and domestic environments. It can be used solely as a commode where access to the toilet is difficult and also assists in transporting users with restricted mobility, to limit moving and handling transfers. The Polyurethane (PU) seat, seat-infill, back and armrests are water-impermeable, easy to clean and comfortable. The bright blue upholstery provides strong colour contrast for Visually Impaired users and the seat is moulded for comfort with a front cut-away with rear aecess to facilitate personal hygiene. The lightweight, rustproof aluminium frame has a simple e-clip height adjustment and height, as well as angle adjustable footplates. The footplates swing in or out to facilitate transfers and are easily removable for ease of storage and transportation. The armrests also flip up for side transfers & the backrest adjusts easily to suit the user and is easily detached or reassembled for storage and transportation. This Shower Chair also includes a 5 litre bucket with lid which is easily removable & braked castors which manoeuvre easily over different floor surfaces and can be locked in any direction for improved safety. This product is sold by companies such as Prima Care, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Ergolet Hera Bathing and Toileting chair/commode

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Ergolet Hera Bathing and Toileting Chair/Commode: This tilt-in-space bathing and toileting chair is designed for maximum comfort, dignity and versatility. Its recline feature allows functions to be performed more easily and comfortably for both the caregiver and user. The Toileting Chair (pictured right) tilts forward and backwards and includes flip-up armrests which allow for easy sideways transfering in and out of the chair. Its height adjustment mechanism accommodates users of various heights, and also allows for flexible chair placement over toilets of various sizes. The detachable seat is available with or without an open front aperture. The neck support, backrest and foot supports are quickly and easily adjusted to suit the comfort of the individual. The seat and backrest are made of synthetic materials to provide a balance of comfort, resiliency and durability. The adjustable chair height leaves enough clearance space to easily position the chair over the toilet. It is made of high-quality stainless material and is sturdy, easy to clean and set on easy-gliding wheels equipped with high-quality brakes, the Hera will move easily when you want it to and stay put when it needs to. This product is sold by companies such as Sitwell, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Commodes & Shower Chairs With or Without Wheels that are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including some of these Showering Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Showering Aids page to find out more.

Showering Trolleys

If you have recently undergone an operation, or are unable to sit up, you may need to use a Shower Trolley to be able to shower. These Shower Trolleys, which are mainly used in hospitals are readily available in South Africa from various companies and include equipment such as:

Ergolet Lambda Shower Trolley Mobile Bath/shower hygeine system.

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Ergolet Lambda Shower Trolley Mobile Bath/Shower Hygiene System: The lambda is designed to assist less able clients to maintain hygienic regimens. The trolley (pictured right) allows easy showering or changing while giving the caregiver a back-saving working environment. The side and end rails adjust into four locking positions to ensure the individual stays secure while allowing water to collect and partially immerse the individual during bathing. After bathing, drainage channels and a tilt feature allow water transfer away from the patient, enhancing safety and comfort for drying and transfer. Height adjustment allows the showering surface to be electrically raised to over 103cm ( 3 feet) at a smooth, even pace. The trolley safely tilts up to 10 degrees while keeping the individual in place and the drain channels in the mattress facilitate the complete draining of pooled water which empties via the built-in drain and hose. The easy-gliding wheels provide maximum manoeuvrability while the central braking system prevents the trolley from moving when engaged. This Shower and Bath Trolley is suitable for use in the home, hospital or care facility and is available to purchase from companies such as Sitwell, contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

There are also various other types of equipment to assist with showering that are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Showering Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Showering Aids page to find out more.

Toileting Aids

Toileting Aids are designed to assist a person going to the toilet and to make it a much easier and relaxing experience for those who struggle. Toilet Aids are particularly helpful for persons with Mobility Impairments and the elderly and can help a person to get on and off the toilet and maintain their dignity and independence in their home or in public bathrooms. Toileting aids are available from various companies around South Africa and include a variety of products such as:

Toilet Seat Risers

Devilbiss Drive Solo Toilet Lift

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Toilet Seat Risers are designed to facilitate getting on and off the toilet for people with bending or sitting difficulties. They can be one of the most effective home improvements you can make for bathroom safety. Toilet Seat Risers also known as a Toilet Seat Elevator fits right on top of the toilet bowl and replaces your regular toilet seat, they are sandwiched between the bowl and your existing seat to raise it up. They may include Grab Rails to assist a person to get on and off the toilet. There are a wide variety of different types of these Toilet Seat Risers and other similar products which are available from various companies in South Africa and include products such as:

Devilbiss Drive Solo Toilet Lift: The Solo Toilet Lift (pictured right) replicates the natural standing movement at the touch of a button, assisting users to help themselves to get up into a standing position. This battery powered device helps reduce the manual handling risks for carers, the powered lifting replicates the body’s natural movement and the seat can be stopped at any position to suit the user. The Devilbiss Drive Solo Toilet Lift is available to purchase from companies such as Sitwell, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Soft Padded Raised Toilet Seat: This comfortable toilet seat raiser is padded to provide comfort and is ideal for anyone who is susceptible to pressure sores. It raises the seat height by 12 c and is available in the colour blue. For hygiene reasons, this product cannot be returned once opened unless the product has a defect, it is available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Raised Toilet Seat Height Adjustable with Arms

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Toilet Seat Raiser with Arms: This modern looking unit offers comfort, a sturdy plastic construction & easy cleaning, it is tightened securely into position and fits most toilets. This product is made of polyethylene the unit is designed for durability and comfort. The foam padded armrests provides optimum comfort and added stability for the user, which is easily detachable. It is easy to install and clean, fitting almost all round toilets. These Toilet Seat Raisers are designed for individuals who have difficulty sitting down or getting up from the toilet, the heavy duty molded plastic structure provides strength and durability, the foam padding extends to the entire armrest. These & other Toilet Seat Raiser with Arms are available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, Mobility Aids & Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Adjustable Raised Toilet Seat with Lid and Armrests: The Adjustable Raised Toilet with Lid and Armrests (pictured right) installs on any round toilet without tools, it is durable, corrosion free, and easy to clean. The height can be changed to 3 preset adjustments with no tools needed, there are 3 different angle adjustments which are very important for hip fractures. The Adjustable Toilet Seat Riser with Lid and Armrests is available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, Clinical Emergencies, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Toileting aids that are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies also install some of the Toilet Aids that they sell, while some of these companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including some of these Toilet Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Toilets Aids page to find out more.

Toilet Grab Rails And Frames

Toilet Grab Rails and Frames are those products that are available to assist the elderly or some persons with Mobility Impairments who have the ability to get on and off the toilet but need some assistance. There is a wide variety of this type of equipment which is available throughout South Africa and are sold by various companies and includes products such as:

Wall to Floor Toilet Safety Frame: The Wall to Floor Toilet Safety Frame is a sturdy toilet frame which is 80 cm x 70 cm and supports up to 180 kg. Requires instalation. (Screws provided). These & other similar Bath Benches are available from companies around South Africa including The Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Toilet Safety Frame – Adjustable

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Toilet Safety Frame: This adjustable Toilet Safety Frame (pictured right) offers helpful support & stability when you need it, it’s height-adjustable toilet safety frame will fit just about anyone’s needs. The moulded handles and non-slip feet provide both comfort and safety, the Anodized aluminum is sturdy and lightweight and provides stability and safety around the toilet area, while waterfall armrests provide additional comfort and support when the unit is in use. It's powder-coated aluminum bracket easily attaches the frame to toilet and allows for durability. The arms are height and width-adjustable to suit almost all people with the weight capacity of 135kg. This Adjustable Toilet Safety Frame is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Toilet Stand Alone Frame/Broadstairs Toilet Frame: is a practical lightweight and sturdy unit that can be used on just about any toilet, with adjustments in both height and width, you can pop this assistive device just about anywhere. The height adjustable toilet frame, adjusts from 115 mm to 170 mm, so is ideal to suit different height needs and has four adjustable legs. The Broadstairs Toilet Frame is a great solution for anyone that needs a little help getting up from the toilet. The frame is constructed of steel and is coated with a tough white polymer finish resistant to rust and staining. The strong steel frame can support users up to 190 kg. Moulded support arms wrap around the frame for maximum strength and grip. The toilet frame dismantles easily for easy storage and transportation and is available to purchase from companies such as The Independent Lifestyle Company, Prima Care & Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Toilet Grab Rails and Frames that are available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply. Some of these companies also install some of the Bathroom Aids that they sell, such as Grab Rails, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Bathroom Aids, including some of these Toilet Aids, visit our Equipment to Hire - Toilets Aids page to find out more.

Personal Hygiene Products

Personal Hygiene Products are those smaller Bathroom Aids that are available for the elderly and person with Mobility Impairments, to assists them in the bathroom to perform daily tasks such as Washing Hair, Cleaning Teeth, Washing, etc. Some of these Personal Hygiene Products can give you your independence back to perform some of these tasks without assistance from a family member or caregiver, or can make these tasks easier for a family member or caregiver. There are a wide variety of these Personal Hygiene Products which are available from various companies around South Africa, they include products such as:

Sponges, Washing Accessories, Shampoo Basins and Trays, etc.

The elderly or some persons with Mobility Impairments often need assistance from various equipment if they are unable to shower and need to wash their hair, or can shower but need long handled sponges to reach certain difficult to reach areas. There are a wide variety of these products which are available from various companies around South Africa, they include products such as:

Shampoo Basin

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Inflatable Hair Washing/Shampoo Basin: The inflatable shampoo basin (pictured right) allows someone to have their hair washed while lying in bed, they are comfortable and convenient and provides secure support that cushions the head and shoulders. They help avoid splashes and are made from heavy duty vinyl and have a  long flexible drainage hose with a stopper at the end for control when emptying. Designed to be lightweight, portable and compact for convenient storage, the basin can be quickly deflated and stored away after use, and deflates when not in use for saving space. These Inflatable Shampoo Basins are available from companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, The Independent Lifestyle Company & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Shampoo Tray: The shampoo Tray allows someone to get their hair washed in a basin without having to move out of their wheelchair. These Shampoo Trays are 440 x 325 x 30mm in size and 200g in weight and are available from companies around South Africa including Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Suction Brush: The suction brush has suction cups on the underside to hold the brush in place. Ideal for people with poor dexterity, or people who only have use of one hand. It has a size of 102 x 55 x 45mm & a weight of 68g. These Suction Brushes are available to purchase from companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Long Handled Bath Sponge

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Long Handled Bath Sponge: The Long Handled Bath Sponge (pictured right) has a long curved handle to help reach the users back as well as other hard to reach places. It has a large, soft bath sponge suitable for use in the shower or bath  for those with limited mobility. The sponge has a 50 cm extra-long angled plastic handle. Ideal for users with limited arm or shoulder movement. The handle length is 425mm and the overall length is 575mm with a weight of 78g. These Long Handled Bath Sponges are available from various companies around South Africa including Ability Assist & Independent Lifestyle Company, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These Personal Hygiene Products, as well as a variety of other products are available from companies such as Ability Assist, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply.

Electric Toothbrushes, Toothpaste Squeezers, Easy Grip Tweezers, etc.

There are various different types of Personal Hygiene Products that can assist you with daily routines like cleaning your teeth, this  equipment is available throughout South Africa and includes products such as:

Easy-Grip Tweezers: Are ultra-lightweight self-opening tweezers which are designed for use by those with weak hands or who are unable to use conventional style tweezers due to swollen and painful joints. Ideal for hobby work or personal care, these Easy-Grip Tweezers are available from companies around South Africa including Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

An electric toothbrush: is a toothbrush that makes rapid, automatic bristle motions, either back-and-forth oscillation or rotation-oscillation (where the brush head alternates clockwise and counterclockwise rotation), in order to clean teeth. These motions are made by a motor and make Electric Toothbrushes ideal for persons with Mobility Impairments to assist them to be slightly more independent. They are also recommended by Dentists and Dental Hygienists. These Electric Toothbrushes are usually powered by a rechargeable battery charged through inductive charging when the brush sits in the charging base between uses. Electric toothbrushes are available in a variety of different makes and are readily available in South Africa.

Tube Squeezer: The Thumb Rotator Screw makes it easier to apply pressure to a tube, it is also useful for one handed use as it has suction cups to secure to a smooth surface. It has a diameter of 55mm and a height of 44mm with a weight of 27g. These Tube Squeezers are available from companies around South Africa including Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

There are also various other types of Personal Hygiene Products that can assist you with daily routines like getting dressed, this equipment is available from companies such as Ability Assist, The Independent Lifestyle Company and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these products they can supply.

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