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Bathroom Aids to Assist with Mobility Issues

Tuesday, 7 November 2017  |  Paul

Bathing, showering and using the toilet should be relaxing and uncomplicated, however, for the elderly and disabled these activities can be extremely difficult, and sometimes even impossible. Fortunately, you don’t need a complete overhaul of your bathroom in order to make it a safe and functional area for someone with mobility problems, as simply using bathroom aids such as rubber bathmats, grabrails, arm supports, shower seats and bath steps, can provide comfort and security – as well as some independence – to disabled and elderly individuals.

Shower Seats

Shower seats make it easier and safer to shower when you have trouble standing, or when you are unable to stand for long enough to take a shower. These seats come in many different designs – including full, padded chairs, such as the Invacare Aquatec Ocean Universal Soft Seat, tilting wheelchairs with footrests, like the Etac Swift Mobile Tilt Shower/Toilet Chair with Pan Holder, and folding benches, such as the Economy Wall Mounted Shower Seat, that bolt to the wall. 

Grabrails, Arm Supports and Toilet Surrounds

Safety rails and arm supports can provide stability and prevent slips, improving overall safety in the bath and shower. They can also be used for leverage when standing up – whether from the toilet or from a shower seat. Our range of hinged arm supports includes the Contour Hinged Arm Support, and the Trombone Drop Down Grab Rail With Adjustable Leg. Toilet surrounds, like the Adjustable Height Toilet Surround, are also ideal for use as a mobility aid at the toilet, as they provide balance and support when sitting down and standing up. 

Grabrails are available in many different lengths, sizes and angles, so there’s something to suit everyone and every space. Grabrails come in a variety of designs, including ones that bolt to the wall and grabrails with suction cups that adhere to tiled surfaces. Some grabrails, such as the Contour 600 x 400mm 90 Degree Angled Fluted Grabrail and Contour 135 Degree Angled Fluted Grabrail are available in blue to assist the visually-impaired.

Bath Steps and Rubber Mats

Bath steps can make getting in and out of the bath much easier when you have a disability or stiff joints. Choose a bath step with a non-slip surface and non-slip feet, like the Vitility Bath Step or the Coopers Prima Bath Step, for added safety and security.

Rubber bath mats can greatly reduce the risk of slipping in the bath or shower – both of which can cause or worsen mobility problems. Our range of non-slip rubber mats includes the Homecraft Sure Tread Shower Mat and the Standard Size Rubber Bath Mat.

Toilet Seat Raisers

A toilet seat raiser improves the accessibility of a toilet for older people and those with disabilities by making it easier to sit down and get up again. These are available in a variety of styles including foam cushions (Luxury Padded Toilet Seat Raiser), toilet seats that attach to the bowl (Derby Prima Raised Deluxe Toilet Seat 2"/5cm with Lid) and freestanding frames (Etac Swift Freestanding Toilet Seat Raiser).

Changing Benches

A changing bench is ideal for anyone that needs to lie down while bathing. The Ropox Height Adjustable Changing Bench is a collapsible, easy-to-clean changing bench that keeps the water contained in a built-in tray. This allows the individual to be bathed with ease, without wetting the carer or the floor. 

Buy Bathroom Aids at Health and Care

At Health and Care our range of bathroom aids includes grabrails, arm supports, shower seats, changing benches and bath steps. Click here to browse our full range of affordable bathing and showering products or here to view our toileting products. 

Shop Related Products

Invacare Aquatec Ocean Universal Soft Seat
  • Full seat for comfort and support
  • Makes showering more comfortable for users
  • Does not feature cut-out
  • Works with all models across the Ocean Series


Economy Wall Mounted Shower Seat
  • Folds up when not used
  • Height adjustable legs
  • Comfortable plastic seat
  • Horseshoes shape for personal cleaning

Contour Hinged Arm Support
  • Hinged arm support to assist with standing and sitting
  • Arm locks automatically in the upright position
  • Option available with attached toilet roll holder
  • Made from durable polyester coated steel tubing

Adjustable Height Toilet Surround
  • Convenient height adjustability
  • Arm rests for grip
  • Suitable for industrial cleaning
  • Available with or without floor fixers

Trombone Drop Down Grab Rail With Adjustable Leg
  • Grab rail with supporting leg for stability
  • Safe and secure fitting (up to 115kg)
  • Designed to be used next to a toilet
  • Provides reassuring support to the infirm

Contour 600 x 400mm 90 Degree Angled Fluted Grabrail
  • Bathroom grabrail with 90 degree angle
  • Left-hand and right-hand options available
  • Made from strong PVC tubing
  • Available in blue to assist the visually impaired

Contour 135 Degree Angled Fluted Grabrail
  • Bathroom grabrail with 135 degree angle
  • Concealed wall fixings for subtle and stylish use
  • Made from strong PVC tubing designed for longevity
  • Also available in blue to assist the visually impaired

Homecraft Sure Tread Shower Mat
  • Mat can be machine washed at 40°C
  • Provides additional sense of security
  • Grips securely to the shower floor
  • Has raised ridges to prevent slips

Standard Size Rubber Bath Mat
  • Rubber bath mat for security and comfort
  • Slip resistant mat thanks to basket weave pattern
  • Suckers secure the mat for a safe product
  • Machine washable at 40°C

Luxury Padded Toilet Seat Raiser
  • Ideal for users with arthritic conditions or pressure problems.
  • Forms a comfortable raised toilet seat.
  • Made from high grade foam and water proof cover.
  • Simple to use hook and loop attachment.


Ropox Height Adjustable Changing Bench
  • Bathing and changing bench
  • Height adjustable and available in three different lengths
  • Easy to clean materials for greater hygiene
  • Folds up against the wall when not in use