Bathroom in wheelchair accessible single-story home

Bathroom with ceiling lift and whirlpool tub

Whirlpool tub
Whirlpool tub

Description
The bathroom has a washbasin, shower, whirlpool tub and toilet. A ceiling lift reaches from the bed directly to the bathtub (see associated tip). The toilet is a Closomat, see also www.www.independentliving.co.uk/closomat/closomat.html (last checked March 2017). The toilet flush button is located on the water tank.

Users comments
The house was renovated to meet the user’s needs. Two small bedrooms and a small bathroom were converted into a large bedroom and large bathroom.

The user enjoys taking a whirlpool bath, even if getting in and out can be a somewhat complicated process.

He does not use the Closomaten’s built-in shower and dryer, which could replace toilet paper, but it is easy for him to reach the flush button after emptying the urine bag (see associated tip).

Made by
Closomat, www.independentliving.co.uk/closomat/closomat.html (toilet), last checked March 2017.

Paid for by
Municipality

This tip is from 2007

Toilet with shower and dryer
Toilet with shower and dryer

Related tips

Ceiling lift between bed and bathtub
Ceiling lift between bed and bathtub
By opening up the wall above the bathroom door Anders can transfer from the bed directly to the bathtub using a ceiling lift.
Emptying the urinary bladder using a holder for the urin tube
Emptying the urinary bladder using a holder for the urin tube
By attaching the urine tube to a holder and modifying the valve a person with highly impaired hand function can drain the bladder without assistance.
Holder for electric toothbrush
Holder for electric toothbrush
Electric toothbrush in holder enables a person with impaired hand function to brush teeth without assistance.

Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.