Sponge baths won't do
Warm showers are one of the most basic requirements of a normal life, that feeling of being truly clean. This is a very real challenge for those with disabilities. If you can’t get clean, really clean, there are a host of potential problems—infections, sores and skin breakdown, even breathing issues from inappropriate positioning. Compound those issues with lack of comfort, loss of dignity and often dependence on others. Sponge baths are inadequate and ineffective solutions that should only be used for short term care. Remodeling a bathroom into an accessible one is very expensive, and simply may not be an option for those on a fixed income or who are renting. Bath transfer chairs and lifts can be awkward and even dangerous.