Category: Aids for Daily Living

Bath Bench

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bath bench for a young woman with cerebral palsy. The young 15-year-old girl's family moved into a house that did not have a walk-in shower but rather a large spa bath, which made access very difficult for her. Maintaining her privacy and independence while showering or bathing was very important to her. A TAD volunteer assessed the bathing area and created a custom design that used a bath bench. The bench that straddled both the inside and outside of the bath allowing the young woman to sit on the bench and swing her legs up and over the side of the bath. From there, she could use the shower in the seated position. A stainless steel frame was made to match the dimensions of the bath and bathroom. The surface of the seat is low friction making transfers from each side of the bath easier. The bench legs were trimmed to size and plastic chair tips were added to protect the floor and the bath from scrapes. This adaptation allowed the young woman to use the shower by herself. TITLE: Custom Made Bath Bench. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 33, Number 1, 2013: p. 7. PAGES: 2 with cover.


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.

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