If you are having difficulty with getting in and out of the bath as a result of illness or limitations to your mobility, you may want to consider using a bathlift to make bathing safer and easier.
If you are looking to enjoy the benefits of a soak in the bath without the disruption or cost of having your bathroom adapted you may find using a bath lift is the answer. Most bath lifts are effectively a seat that can be placed securely in the bath when needed. When raised to its upright position it should be level with the top of your bath. You can then sit on your bath lift and move your feet and legs over into the bath. You then lower the seat into the bath, with the water already in it, and regain the pleasure of a relaxing bath. When you are finished the bath lift is raised to the starting position and you can exit the bath without having to run the water out first.
When not in use your bath lift can be removed from the bath leaving it free for other users. A bath lift is often preferable to a shower (and shower seat) because it offers you the muscle relaxing benefits that a soak in the bath has to offer. Bath lifts are also often a preferred option over a walk in bath because the nature of such a bath is that you would need to get in when empty and wait for it to fill up. You then need to wait until the water has drained away before opening the door to exit the bath. This can cause discomfort as the user may get cold during either waiting period. The installation of these units may also be quite disruptive and could leave your bath room in need of redecoration.
If you are not sure which bathlift is best suited for your needs, why not contact us on Tel.01235 519777 or
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