My dad has advanced COPD.
My mum is washing him in a chair because he can no longer use the swivel seat that is suspended across the bath to sit under the shower - it exhausts him just getting his legs over the side of the bath.
He’s considering removing the bath and replacing with a ‘walk-in’ shower with seat and rails. It’ll cost about 5 grand and he’s not sure if it’ll be much help. I’m not sure either - I’m concerned that my mum won’t be able to help (she’d get soaked), that he’ll struggle to breath in a shower now, and that in a short time he’ll need a career to help him wash anyway - in which case a shower sounds impractical/useless?
So - does anyone have any experience/advice that they could share?
I’ve just discovered this community - it’s great and i just wish I’d found it years ago!