The bathroom can be an intimidating place for those with a lack of mobility. Slippery surfaces and high thresholds mean that those with a lack of balance, mobility and strength need extra help, but asking for assistance means losing privacy and independence.
If your mobility makes it a struggle to stay feeling clean, hygienic and independent, you might want to consider one of the most popular mobility aids on the market: a bath lift. Bath lifts are designed specifically for those who find it difficult to safely get in and out of the bath. They help you to enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of a soak in the tub without the need for expensive renovations or installations. A bath lift is essentially a removable seat that can be placed inside the tub, with a water-safe electric motor that lowers you into and raises you out of the water. Some models, like the Elixir Bath Lift, are designed to lower you almost to the very bottom of your bath, so you can enjoy full immersion without having to completely fill the tub and wasting hot water. Then, when you’re done, use the waterproof handset to raise the seat to the edge of the bath for a safe transfer. Others, like the Bath Buddy, use an inflatable design that works well in shared bathrooms as they can be stored and transported easily. These powered bathroom mobility aids are ideal for those with limited strength or movement, removing the worry of awkward transfers and helping you to maintain your privacy and independence in your own home.