new shower room for dementia husband

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by carper8, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. carper8

    carper8 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2014
    38
    lincolnshire
    i have 2.34 m x 1.07 to put in shower and toilet any suggestions please
     
  2. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,839
    England
    If that's really all the space available then it might not be large enough. Mobility problems increase over time, and at some point your husband will need assisting. He may need room for a wheeled shower chair, grab bars by the toilet etc.

    Have you had an OT assessment? Approach Social Services or ask your GP for an urgent referral. You may be eligible for assistance in getting your shower put in as a wet room. It may be possible to borrow some space to make the room bigger. OTs are familiar with quart into pint pot scenarios and may be able to suggest a plan and advise on LA grants. If you don't want to wait for grant-aided work (there can be delays in getting to the front of the queue) ask about specialist disability wet room installers. These will be known to the OT service as being companies that carry out the LA installation contracts.
     
  3. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,045
    Staffs
    I converted Mom's tiny ensuite (1.75m x 0.85m) that had a step up shower and a sink but no loo into a wet room, same shower unit, new smaller sink and small saniflo loo so the commode wheelchair could get in.

    I never fitted the grab rails or the other finishing touches as she only used it for a few days before going into a NH.:(
     

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  4. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,776
    Salford
    All you can do in an area that size is make it a wet room I'd have thought. I'm assuming the door is on the 1.07 wall? If you could get a door in the middle of the 2.34 wall then you have the shower on one side and the loo on the other it all depends on the position of the door.
    I think if you're doing a wetroom conversion or any special adaption then financial help is available but I've no idea if it's means tested or not.
    K
     
  5. carper8

    carper8 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2014
    38
    lincolnshire
    thankyou a brilliant idea,could you please tell me the size of toilet and wash basin and did you get this from local trader. thankyou carper8
     
  6. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,045
    Staffs
    #6 Pete R, Aug 23, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015
    Small wash basins can be found at almost any supplier high street or trade.

    The toilet was from here and easier than a normal toilet to fit as there is no water tank.....
    http://www.saniflo.co.uk/homeowners/sfa-product-line/sanicompact-product-description/
    Dimensions are where it says "Illustrations and data sheet". I am 6'1" and 16 stone and I just fit.:eek:
    A tad pricey at just over £400 but quieter than I though it would be. WARNING...It does not like anything other than paper and the "usual stuff" and if blocked cannot be used till fixed. It also does not work if there is a power cut.

    I got someone in to do the flooring and walls as getting the floor in right is really important. The walls are just honeycomb type plastic sheets that go over the original tiles.
    £2000 in all including an electrician so it was certified safe.

    :)
     
  7. carper8

    carper8 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2014
    38
    lincolnshire
    thanks very much
     
  8. carper8

    carper8 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2014
    38
    lincolnshire
    thanks for the last post pete i cant seem to reply to your last post because of links it said, as i am new to this, but i really appreciate the information thank you so much
     
  9. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,992
    Suffolk
    Phone call, delayed my reply! If you do have a shower, make sure you can out the tips on and off without getting wet yourself! It was a mistake I made!
     
  10. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,776
    Salford
    or even; put the taps on and off:)
    K
     
  11. bemused1

    bemused1 Registered User

    Mar 4, 2012
    3,402
    You can get disabled facilities grants for wet rooms but they are means tested.contact your local council's adult social care for advice, but it can take a long time for them to give you an answer, often a no!
     
  12. carper8

    carper8 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2014
    38
    lincolnshire
    thankyou all advice greatly received
     
  13. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,045
    Staffs
    Glad to be of some help. :)

    It was all a bit of rush to get it done as the hospital were pushing for my Mom to be discharged but in hindsight I would now be tempted to move the toilet to be also at the shower end . The wheeled commode chair or a foldable bench seat would have fitted above and then create more space for drying/dressing where the toilet is now.

    I wish you well.:)
     
  14. carper8

    carper8 Registered User

    Feb 26, 2014
    38
    lincolnshire
    good idea pete
    thankyou
     

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