Avoid Costly Licensing Delays on Your Next Senior Living Facility
Fully accessible resident showers are required to have a pause control function. This function allows hand-held spray units to be turned on/off during operation. If your new facility has fully accessible units and you do not have a pause control function on your hand set, you could be at risk for delayed occupancy of your licensed units. Put this knowledge to use and avoid a costly delay on your next facility!
In addition to providing the pause control function in all fully accessible showers, industry trends are pointing toward providing this function in all licensed unit showers. Discuss the benefits with your operational team.
“ A shower spray unit with a hose 59 inches (1500 mm) long minimum that can be used both as a fixed-position shower head and as a hand-held shower shall be provided. The shower spray unit shall have an on/off control with a non-positive shut-off. If an adjustable-height shower head on a vertical bar is used, the bar shall be installed so as not to obstruct the use of grab bars. Bathtub shower spray units shall deliver water that is 120°F (49°C) maximum”