find helvetica, doctor sans-serif;">Whereas for other acts of daily life, find the only objective is ultimately to succeed, wash adds the challenge of security because the bathrooms are dangerous places: risk of slipping, drowning, burns with the hot water, electrocution ...
In response, fittings standards for the "bathroom" and "toilet" exist and are indicative of changes that can be made to facilitate access of a person using a wheelchair or with a disability. They are treated under "Interior ".
We shall speak here only of little tricks that allow an autonomous washing:
- Put on hand and available all the necessary amenities, without specific barriers and properly stored, for example in a box with compartments which will be stabilized to prevent it from falling. Avoid the bottom of the closet and bulk storage.
- Use a washcloth that will hang easaly on the hand
- Use liquid soap (even better if it is wall mounted), or a solid soap with an integrated rope to avoid the difficulty of recovering it if it falls in the bath or the shower.
- Prefer electrical appliances, for shaving or brushing teeth, which will greatly reduce the number of necessary arm movements. Rechargeable models are preferable because they avoid the action of connecting a socket that requires precision and becomes dangerous when the person presents neuromotor difficulties.