The hi-tech Tact shower, for example, features an iPhone app for remote control, LED display with raised, illuminated, tactile push-button controls making it ideal for anyone with a visual impairment. In fact, it has been approved as such by the RNIB.Similarly, wall hung sanitaryware and basin units can have all the visual appeal of a contemporary state of the art bathroom, but can be mounted at a comfortable height for easy use by elderly family members including wheelchair users. Designs with softly rounded contours that are a safe and stylish alternative to sharp corners are ideal for both young children and older adults.
Is it one that will be used by parents, young children and grandparents alike? More of us live in these multi-generational households nowadays and there’s great pleasure in the emotional closeness, bonding and companionship that come with that. Grandparents can play a key role, not just as carers for kids, but also as role models. But it can mean taking into account quite a range of needs.