Bathroom Step

Project  / Project number: CB1918  /  Status:

CB1918

Bathroom platform / step

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The challenge

Child with significant lower limb weakness is not able to stand up from the floor independently. She requires assistance for steps.

The bath is in a lowered area 25cm lower than the bathroom floor. The OT requested a Platform/step between the bathroom floor and bath to reduce/level the step. They were supplying a bath lift, so the step would enable her to walk across and sit on the seat

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The solution

A removable wooden varnished platform was made to fit in the recess between the raised floor and the bath, so that there was no change of level, and she could reach the bath seat.

The benefit

The child is able to the access bath seat with little help from parents. Her parents no longer having to lift her onto the bath seat.

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