Bath lifts for the elderly come in all different shapes and sizes. Each design will feature unique attributes, but which is the best for you will depend on a number of factors.
What Should You Consider Before Buying A Bath Lift?
Before you purchase a bath lift there are some things that you need to consider. One of these points is the height which the bath lift will raise you to. You need to ensure that the bath lift will raise you to the rim of the tub. It is pointless if the bath lift that you buy doesn’t do this as it will not help you to get out of the bath which is the reason that you brought it. Measure the height from the bottom of your bathtub to the rim and check that this height fits with the lifting height of the bath lift.
The Types Of Bath Lifts For The Elderly
There are three types of bath lifts for the elderly generally available; manual bath lifts, battery operated and inflatable lifts.
Manual bath lifts for the elderly do not need to be charged as they do not have a battery. Instead they are operated by a hydraulic piston that will lower you into the bath. The piston has four locking stages. You can release these locks when you want to get out of the bath by releasing the lever and shifting your weight.
A battery operated bath lift will need to be recharged. However, this will not need to be every day. The battery will typically last a week before it has to be recharged. It is advised that you do not recharge the battery in the bathroom. Battery operated bath lifts can be operated by a remote control so that it is easy to raise and lower the bath lift with no fuss. The battery operated bath lifts are completely safe as the seals on the lifts are 100% water tight.
The final type of bath lifts for the elderly is the inflatable bath lift. These raise and lower users through the use of a compressor. The cushion will inflate when you are being raised out of the bath. They will also deflate as you are being lowered into your bath so that when you are sitting in the bath there is nothing between you and the bottom of the tub but a deflated cushion. An inflatable bath lift is considered to be easier to remove from tubs because they are quite light compared to other lifts. If you are sharing your bath with someone who doesn’t need a lift they can easily remove an inflatable one when they are bathing.
Brilliant Bath Lifts For The Elderly At Bathtime Mobility
We know how frustrating it can be having to rely on a carer to help you in and out of the tub.
That’s why, at Bathtime Mobility, we have an excellent range of all sorts of bath lifts for the elderly and disabled. You’ll find models to fit all weights and budgets. To learn more, call us today on 0800 29 22 110.