Anyone trying to make their bathroom safe should definitely look into bath lifts. They are ideal for making a bath safer for anyone that has developed mobility problems. A bathtub lift is a type of seat lift that makes getting up and down easier. In this case it works to help an individual get in and out of a bathtub easier.
How Do They Work?
Bath lifts are very easy to operate. The majority of them work the same way. The user will have a control that will raise the seat or chair to the rim of the bathtub. The person can then sit in the chair and carefully move their legs over into the bathtub. When they are safely inside the bathtub, they can then lower the seat or chair back into the bathtub.
Manual bath lifts go up and down using a hydraulic pump. This pump uses the person's weight to find an accurate amount of pressure to lift the person up and lower them down safely. Powered lifts use a battery. These are most commonly either found in the headrest or the back of the seat. It goes without saying that a battery operated lift will need charging to keep its functions.
Type of Bath Lifts
There are various types of bath lifts. The person will have the option of choosing between powered, manual, and inflatable lifts. Each increases and lowers with the appropriate mechanisms.
There are also different materials and styles of chairs and seats. For instance, there are different fabrics used – many will use a mesh fabric. Some will only be a seat that lowers, and others will resemble a chair and have a back. Some seats will also have a back that reclines for better comfort while bathing.
One of the best things about installing a bath lift is that the installation process is incredibly easy. They do not require remodeling a bathroom either. There are different versions of these lifts. Some can be permanently installed into a bathtub and others can be taken out when others need to use the bath or shower. The ones taken out are still sturdy so owners should not worry that these will not work as well.
There are numerous reasons to have a bath lift installed for anyone that has a mobility problem. The person will not only be better protected while taking a bath, but they can also take a bath and enjoy their freedom and privacy. These types of lifts are a very important installation in anyone's bathroom that has a hard time getting in and out of a bathtub.