My sister is now able to clean herself and not be in danger of injuring herself.
Cynthia Gray is a 49 year old female, (my little sister) who has Cerebral Palsy, (lack of muscle control, especially in the limbs) and who is mentally retarded (a medical condition affecting someone's control over their movement).
In the past year, it has been very difficult for Cindy to bathe herself. The shower has a very small seat inside, and it was very slippery. Cindy had to get out of her wheelchair to a shower seat (outside of the shower), and then had to climb into her shower that has a separate shower seat. She could only use one hand to wash herself, as she had to hold the shower head with the other hand to rinse off. She has not been able to shower or bathe by herself for quite a while. The floor and seat in the shower was too slippery.
Struggling to get in and out of two chairs to get washed up has been physically defeating and exhausting for Cindy. She has fallen twice this past year.
Cindy and I purchased a Safe Step Walk-In Tub. This tub has a 4 inch step up, anti-slip floor and seat, 2 built in grab bars, each reach controls, a hand held shower wand and is American Disability Act Compliant.
Cindy has been able to use the tub on her own now. It has relaxed her legs and improved her circulation. She has slept through the night as she has never done before. Her legs would jump (as she would say), now they don't. Cindy can only raise her leg about 4 inches off the floor, she does not stumble getting in now. Cindy takes her wheelchair to the Safe Step Walk-In Tub then takes two little steps to a 4 inch step-up into her tub. She then sits on the anti-slip seat (a big seat) all the while using the grab bars. She is happy to be able to use both her hands to clean herself. She can also use the showerhead in the tub to wash her own hair.
Cindy is now able to clean herself and not be in danger of injuring herself.
Thank you very much for your knowledge of this tub and the good work of installing the tub. We are very happy and clean