How Practical are Baths with Doors?

by Bathtime Mobility on April 21, 2014 Comments Off on How Practical are Baths with Doors?

Walk-in baths have developed considerably over recent years, with new designs that make them far batter and more practical than earlier models. Baths with doors can come in a huge range of shapes and sizes, meaning there is an option no matter how big your bathroom is. They allow disabled or elderly people who are unable to lift themselves in and out of a conventional bath to bathe independently without the risk of having an accident.


What Are The Benefits Of A Bath With Doors?


  • Features – Baths with doors are designed with a strong emphasis on safety and ease of use, most of them have a built in seat so the user can sit comfortably while they bathe. Safety rails are another feature which ensure the user is safe at all times.  Anti-slip pads on the bottom of the bath to prevent the user from slipping or falling whilst they are using it. Some come with whirlpools, hydrotherapy features, and a hand-held shower, plus aromatherapy and chromatherapy systems are also available on some models.
  • Function – Walk-in baths feature a door that opens either inward or outward, which allows the user to step in and out without needing to lift their legs higher than a few inches. When the door is shut it forms a watertight seam, holding the water in. The user may also use the adjustable, hand-held shower head that is provided, leaving the drain unplugged to allow the water to drain. If taking a bath, the water will need to be drained before the user opens the door to exit.
  • Benefits – They provide independence to people who have previously relied on help from someone else, enabling the user to safely undress, bathe, and dress again privately, something that is invaluable to anyone who is elderly or disabled. Walk in baths make the possibility of independent living a reality for many people, who would not be able to otherwise.
  • Considerations – A key benefit of the more compact designs is that they take far less space than most common baths do, while offering better stability and higher safety levels. A wide range of shapes, depths, and sizes also allow you to choose the perfect model for your needs and the size of bathroom you have. They can potentially because you issues in the future if you ever move home, but for most elderly or disabled people, having a way to bathe independently is vital in terms of maintaining their quality of life.


Bathtime Mobility – Provider Of Quality Walk In Baths & Showers

Bath Time Mobility has a variety of walk in baths and showers, plus wet rooms, shower trays plus many more products that can help you bathe independently again. We can provide an option for any elderly or disabled people who feel they need more access in their bathroom. Come and visit our showroom in Henley on Thames where we have a large number of walk in baths and showers on display, or contact us on our freephone number 0800 29 22 110.

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