A bath lift gives you the opportunity to continue bathing independently and there are a variety of different features to look out for.
A bath lift is a seat or cushion which gently lowers you to the bottom of the bath, so you can fully bathe in the water, and lifts you back out when you have finished. It’s an option worth pursuing if you’re starting to feel unstable when standing due to pain or weakness in your legs, pain in your back, pain or weakness in your shoulders and upper body, or you’re experiencing balance issues or dizziness.
The bath lift is secured to the bottom of the bath using suction feet and is operated from a rechargeable, battery controlled handset which has safety features that prevent the lift from not rising due to a flat battery.
You will need to be able to back up to the edge of the bath to sit, and lift and swing your legs over the side to experience the benefits a bath lift can offer, such as:
Take a look at the Aquila Bath Lift in action below. A bath lift is great as it:
Take a look at the Mangar Bathing Cushion in action below. A bathing cushion has the benefit of:
You will need to think about how easily you can get on to the seat and lift your legs over the bath side. You also need to take into account whether you wish to recline once you are in the bath.
Things to consider
Magiplugs are an easy-to-use safety device which prevent flooding by releasing the plug if there is too much weight from the water. They also change colour to indicate your water is too warm, preventing the risk of scalding.