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Which Bath Lifts Are Best For Your Mobility Needs?

January 23, 2019 -
bath lift types

If you’re looking to purchase a bath lift to help you get in and out of the tub then it’s important to know there’s more than one type available. To help you decide which one will suit your needs and preferences the best here’s a rundown of bath lift types and their advantages.

Chair Style Bath Lift Types

The most common of the bath lift types is the chair style. Because of their commonality they’re the most varied within their category. However, they take the same basic approach presenting a number of advantages:

Easy to Install

Splash Bath Lift types

One of the benefits of the chair style bath lift is the simplicity of the installation. No screws, adhesive or special fittings are required, just unfold the lift and place it in the tub. As long as it’s a traditionally shaped bath (and not a roll top) then you shouldn’t encounter any trouble. This also makes it easy to remove when someone else doesn’t need to use it.

Supportive for All Users

The chair shape of this type of bath lift has major advantages over others: support. Having a backrest takes away much of the physical strain having to sit up straight and prevents you falling backwards and causing injury. If you have difficulty with core strength then this is an invaluable feature as it massively increases ease of use and safety.

CareCo WeRecommend Bath Lift: Heben Bath Lift with AquaShield Technology

Belt Bath Lift Types

The final type of bath lift is the belt bath lift. These are the most expensive among the three but they offer an approach to the bath lift that is innovative and convenient:

CareCo Aquabathe Bath Lift types

Discreet and Unobtrusive

Belt bath lift types are the most discreet way to install a bath lift. Since the ‘seat’ is just a belt that extends across the bath in it can be kept out the way stored in the main unit when not in use. This keeps space available for when others don’t need to use it and is also looks far less obvious, keeping the décor of your bathroom unspoiled.

It Has Bonus Features

Being pricier than most bath lifts you would expect a belt lift to have more extras than just an innovative lift mechanism. Fortunately, this is exactly the case. The Aquabathe is one belt lift with a host of extra features that include; a thermometer to help manage the water temperature, built in grab rail, floating remote and fully submergible belt. Now you know the major advantages of each bath lift type you can select the right one for you. 

CareCo Belt Bath Lift: Aquabathe Bath Lift

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Jim Powell
Jim Powell

Jim Powell has been designing accessible bathrooms for over 20 years and over recent years has worked closely with mobility advisers to explore the best way to assist the elderly and infirm in that most private but essential part of our lives. His expertise, knowledge and understanding helps our customers to regain or retain the dignity we all deserve.

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