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What Makes Shower Bay The Perfect ADA Roll In Shower?

Shower Bay The Perfect ADA Roll In Shower-Santa Cruz, CA

What Does Ada Stand For?

The Americans with Disabilities Act  is a civil rights legislation that was passed in 1990 to prohibit discrimination against people who have disabilities. As described by the ADA National Network  “the purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.”

“The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals as the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion,” their website continues, “It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.”

According to the act, certain requirements for public accommodations and commercial facilities in the United States must be made. While the standards do not apply to private residences, all public and commercial buildings must comply with ADA requirements. Naturally, such requirements include wheelchair accessibility.

What Is an Ada Roll in Shower?

ADA roll-in shower-Santa Cruz, CA

An ADA roll in shower is one that allows a wheelchair user to safely enter and exit the shower. For commercial buildings that are undergoing renovations, ADA compliance is of major importance. Making their bathrooms wheelchair accessible is law. And there are particular specifications that our outlined for facilities that have ADA roll in showers.

How Does Shower Bay Meet Ada Roll in Shower Specifications?

ADA specifications-Santa Cruz, CA

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA roll in showers must have inside dimensions of at least 60” x 30”. The Shower Bay portable shower more than accommodates these dimensions. The Shower Bay’s specs  are 80” in length and 43 ¾” in width. As well, it stands at 50 ½” in height. It most certainly meets ADA requirements.
As a result, the Shower Bay makes an ideal alternative to the traditional shower or walk-in tub for your long-term care facility. Because it can be snapped together in any room with a faucet, the Shower Bay provides the perfect solution for wheelchair users who may face the difficulties of having to travel to others floors in order to bathe. Shower Bay portable showers make it so that no unnecessary travel is taken.

In fact, Shower Bay users have heralded it for helping them to enjoy the comforts of living at home with their families instead of in long-term care facilities. Making bathing a daily task that is no longer dreaded because of bathrooms with inadequate space, these portable showers go a long way in restoring the dignity of those with mobility issues. Providing full and thorough showers with running water, the Shower Bay also enables a private bathing experience.

 

At Forward Day  we strongly believe that everyone is deserving of their independence. Our Shower Bay portable showers are designed to enable wheelchair users to comfortably take showers without having to worry about the intrusive nature of having caregivers. The portable shower is also the proven safe method of bathing when compared to a tub that requires one to be transferred into and out of it.

If you have any questions about our Shower Bay portable showers and how they provide ADA accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 1-877-223-8999 or email us at info@showerbay.com.

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