Grandma was used to her tub, but she was getting older. She did not want one of those walk-in tubs. She said it would make her bathroom look like a place for a old person. I did not mention the obvious in that she is old. However, I did suggest a shower that had no step up and had hand rails. Grandma said she did not like her old closed in shower with the frosted door. She wanted something that was more open and had clear glass. A place that does shower doors in Union County NJ was able to meet all of her needs.
Her new shower goes all the way to the floor. The floor at the door is a narrow metal strip that is a drain. She can step on it or over it. It is smooth and level with the floor surface. It keeps water from running out into the rest of the bathroom and eliminates the step up that most showers have. The builders put in handrails and grab bars so that grandma never has to let go of a handhold getting into and out of the shower. The door is clear glass so she does not have that closed in feeling. Inside the shower is a tiled surface seating area so she can sit down and shower using the shower wand if she wants too.
It is really a nice setup she has now. We convinced her that the pendant she wears to call for help is truly waterproof so she does wear it while showering now. It gives her and us peace of mind that she can get help if she does fall. However, she is so proud that she probably would not call for help until she dragged herself out and got dressed. Still, she has a nice shower that is a whole lot safer than that old setup she used to have.