Managing Your Arthritis And Maintaining Your Independence!

by Bathtime Mobility on May 6, 2015 Comments Off on Managing Your Arthritis And Maintaining Your Independence!

Whilst bathing or showering is a necessity, many older or physically impaired people find it more of a struggle. Bathing should be a pleasant experience for everyone! Here at Bathtime Mobility, Bath Lifts For The Elderly work to make bathing easier and more enjoyable for everyone and anyone!

Many elderly people suffer with arthritis or have other issues with movement. Physical impairments like these can make the difficult act of climbing into a bathtub or shower all the more dangerous, agonising or, in many cases, impossible. Taking hot baths have proven to offer temporary relief from arthritis, particularly from the pain it causes. Unfortunately, due to the effort that taking a bath requires, many arthritic or elderly people have been avoiding baths all together.

How Can Bath Lifts Help To Manage Your Arthritis?

Pain relief is one of major advantages to taking regular baths. Many people who suffer from arthritis factor a bath into their daily routines. Following your stretching exercises with a warm bath is the perfect way to complement your exercise. Alternatively, taking your bath later in the day is a great way to alleviate some of the agony of arthritis.

Bath Lifts For The Elderly are a fantastic way to ensure that you are still able to make the most out of your bath as both a means of bathing and as a way to help manage your arthritis. By eliminating one of the major obstacles to a safe and enjoyable bath, you are also relieving some of the agony that the activity normally exacts.

Of course, there are a wide variety of Bath Lifts available. Making certain that you pick the right bath lift for you, or for an elderly relative, is essential to creating a relaxing and safe experience.

Things To Consider, When Picking Out Your Bath Lift For The Elderly!

  • Support – You should consider the degree of support you will need whilst being lowered into, and remaining within the bath. Whilst backless lifts can, typically, lower you further into the water and take up much less space, they offer very little in the way of back support.
  • Size and Colour – Whilst a larger bath lift is typically more comfortable, you need to remember that this bath lift will be a feature of your bathroom from now on. Whilst it could be argued that your comfort is more important than how the bath lift looks, it is important to find a bath lift which satisfies both desires.
  • Design of Bath Lift – There are many types of bath-lift available, from wall-mounted and water-powered bath lifts, to floor-mounted and even ceiling lifts. You need to decide how much support you will require, and fit the bath lift around the design of your bathroom.

An Unbeatable Range Of Bath Lifts!

Here at Bathtime Mobility, we are extremely proud of the range of bath lifts for the elderly that we offer. If you or someone you know has issues with their bathing, due to arthritis or another physical impairment, then a bath lift could be the perfect addition to your bathroom.

Regain your confidence, and enjoy your bathing again, with Bathtime Mobility. For more information, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact us via our online contact form or call us on 0800 292 2110!

Bathtime MobilityManaging Your Arthritis And Maintaining Your Independence!