Subject: Split-Level Shower?
I was wondering if anyone knew what a split-level shower is? Most people I have spoken to seem to think it is simply a walk-in shower. You know open door, walk in, sit down on seat and shower. The type you see on TV all the time.
I am confused as when I heard the term from the Occupational Therapist who came to my home on Thursday I assumed it was a fancy word(s) for walk in shower cabinet.
The OT says that due to the degeneration of my condition as I am unable to use the over the bath shower I currently have anymore due to the fact my lower limbs/back/hips have become so badly affected by my RA that I now need a split-level shower installed.
She said while she knew this what I need now that unfortunately they don't put them into upstairs bathrooms.
Her alternatives were: a bigger bath seat than the one I currently have, no use b/c I can't get into the bath to use the shower so a bigger seat wouldn't help any. She agreed with that. The other two options she could see were, either I move house (as we waited and fought for years to get this house not likely) or apply for planning permission from the council (it's a council house) and see if they would allow me to install one.
I've been searching online since and can find no info on split-level showers, I can find split level homes/house and level showers but no such thing as a split-level shower. So I don't know where to go next to be honest. I'm at a loss, so if anyone know what exactly a split-level shower is and how it differs from a walk-in shower which the OT dept. has put in numerous houses in our area I would love to know.
Thanks in advance.