When faced with the issue of daily bathing and hygiene, for people with a disability or the elderly, it can cause distress and discomfort due to a lack of independence and privacy. As a result of this, a large majority of people choose to invest in a bath lift for their home.
What is a bath lift?
The majority of bath lifts are a simple a seat which is securely fitted into the bath. When the bath lift is raised into an upright position, it should become level with the top of the bath. The reason for this is so that when it comes to taking a bath the person using it can safely sit in the bath lift. They will then move their feet and legs into the bath filled with water. The next step is to then lower the seat into the bath and enjoy the independence of bathing alone.
The benefits of a bath lift:
- The main benefit of installing a bath lift into your home is it that it provides both convenience and independence to elderly or disabled user.
- A bath lift is also easily operated through a hand held remote, so that any carer, family member or individual can be safely moved in and out of the bath.
- Not only is there a supportive and comfortable seat to sit in, but a main safety feature is that the bath lift will not start if there is not enough power to move the person into it.
- A bath lift is a cost effective solution to having a walk in bath installed.
For more information please visit our dedicated bath lift mobility aids area. Alternatively, if you are unsure on which bath lift to purchase, then please seek the advice of an Occupational Therapist who will be able to fully assess the most suitable option to meet your needs.