Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Bathroom in wheelchair accessible single-story home
Bathroom with ceiling lift and whirlpool tub
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 independentliving.co.uk/supplier/closomat/ (last checked April 2020). The toilet flush button is located on the water tank.
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).
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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.
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