This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Debi Wilson 11 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #14460
     Debi Wilson 
    Member

    Showering can be a challenge when you are disabled.  There are shower chairs, and hand held shower heads that can help. But, do you know any other tips that can make showering easier? What helps you?

  • #14565
     Mary 
    Participant

    On another site, I saw a suggestion to get a real terrycloth robe to dry after shower/bath instead of trying to use a towel.  It’s on my Christmas list😊🎅.

    • #14568
       Debi Wilson 
      Member

      That’s a great idea, thanks Mary!

    • #14616
       Anonymous

      I find showering one of the hardest things to do with PPMS, my left leg has close to zero control, I worry everytime I’m in the shower, but I am greatful to have a step in shower with hand rails.  My landlord put that in for me as we only had a bath.  So, showering and drying are difficult. good idea about the terrycloth robe though.

  • #14582
     Daniel Dabbs 
    Participant

    My fathers has PPMS we don’t have a walk in shower and at first it was challenging but with some basic adaptations we made showering very easy. We got a bathroom chair and a house wheelchair to transfer him into the bathroom. We use a BANANA BOARD to help transfer him from his wheelchair to bathroom chair.

    • #14587
       Ed Tobias 
      Keymaster

      Thanks for the suggestions, Daniel. The bath chair can be a big help.

      Ed

  • #14620
     Debi Wilson 
    Member

    I know what you mean, Jilly. Showering can be scary and it sounds like you have a great landlord !

    You have a great showering system Daniel,  and it seems that your dad has an awesome family !

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