The act of cleaning the house isn’t particularly fun. For most of us, it’s a chore we’d rather do without. However, we all want clean homes. So, cleaning is pretty much a regular necessity. The fact of the matter is that cleaning the house is often strenuous work. And for those who suffer from mobility issues, the constant bending and kneeling for the purpose for scrubbing and wiping isn’t exactly doable.
Cleaning The Home Is A Common Cause Of Back Pain
As explained by The Joint Chiropractic “the most common household chores to cause back pain flare-ups are vacuuming, mopping, raking, and shoveling. This is because all four of these activities include repeated movements that require you to bend at the waist.”
On their website, it is explained that to avoid pain and strain on the muscles, you should keep your hips and shoulders moving in the direction of the way you work. The site also advises us to try to stay upright instead of bending over. The thing is, this isn’t exactly feasible when cleaning the bathroom. Especially when it comes to cleaning the bathtub, it’s inevitable that we’ll have to bend down, kneel and reach over into the tub.
Shower Bay Removes The Pain Associated With Cleaning The Tub
At Forward Day, we’re very proud of the fact that our Shower Bay portable showers provide benefits in excess of the fact that it allows wheelchair users to bathe in any room of the home. By snapping together in a location near to a faucet, individuals who require shower wheelchairs can roll them into Shower Bay for full and thorough bathing experiences. This eliminates the need for any major renovations to bathrooms.
However, it also eliminates the pain that so often comes with cleaning the bathtub. By having Shower Bay set up in another room of the home, either its user or his/her caregiver can keep the stall clean with very little effort. Because of its low profile design, one can sit in the shower chair and clean the stall without standing up. This is especially helpful for those who have mobility issues but wish to remain independent.
Restoring Independence Is A Top Priority
The importance of restoring the independence of those with mobility issues cannot be understated. In creating our Shower Bay portable showers, it certainly wasn’t lost on us that helping people regain their independence is as important as helping them enjoy showers with running water.
Elder.org agrees with us completely. “If you have an elderly loved one who needs some level of care, they may worry about losing their independence as they have to rely more on other people for their daily needs,” reads the website, “It is important to ensure that they are able to remain as independent as possible which can promote positive feelings and help them to feel that they have a definite purpose in life.”
If you have any questions about our Shower Bay portable showers, we’d be more than happy to answer them for you! Please don’t hesitate to contact Forward Day by calling us at 1-877-223-8999 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org