A walk in bath is a great solution for anyone in need of easier access due to mobility issues, so there’s less risk of accident or injury. The type of walk in bath that’s best for you depends on your circumstances and also the size of the bathroom. To help you decide, here is a guide to the different types of walk in baths available and their benefits.
What Types of Walk-In Baths Are There?
There are a few different types of walk in baths suitable for a disabled bathroom, and which one you choose depends on what fits your needs best.
Sit-in Bath – This is a very popular choice for the elderly or those with mobility needs, offering great comfort and ease of accessibility. A sit in bath is the best choice for anyone suffering from back pain because it makes sure the user stays in an upright position and prevents them from slipping down. This makes it perfect for those with joint pain through arthritis. The sit in bath is also much shorter than a regular bath which makes it ideal for anyone with a smaller bathroom.
Full Length Bath – These offer the same ease of access as a sit-in bath, but are more suitable for those who do not suffer from joint pains and can still easily push themselves up. Both types of bath allow the user to walk in and out with minimal fuss.
At Bathtime Mobility, we have a wide range of walk-in baths. Our sit-in baths include those with power lift seats so the user can be gently lowered and lifted in and out of the bath. We also provide full length walk in shower baths, which include doors which double to improve accessibility because of the lower access point.
What Else Should I Consider When Buying A Walk-in Bath?
Most of our baths at Bathtime Mobility can be installed with either a whirlpool or a hydrotherapy spa. A spa can increase relaxation and produce therapeutic health benefits. Walk-in baths as a whole are perfect for a disabled bathroom because of their health benefits, which include improved circulation, reduced stress and increased independence which is great for personal well-being.
Bathtime Mobility For Disabled Bathrooms
At Bathtime Mobility, we have specialised in the installation of disabled bathrooms and shower rooms for many years. We have the largest collection of walk in baths in the UK. Our installers have fitted thousands of walk in bathrooms, disabled shower rooms and wet rooms all over the UK. We will advise on any plumbing, electrical, tile and small building works which may be required.
If you’re looking for independent advice then you can visit our walk in bath and shower room showroom in Henley on Thames, or call us on 0800 29 22 110.