Getting safely in and out of the bath if you are elderly, have mobility problems or a disability can be not only difficult but more importantly downright dangerous, for this reason we have included this bath lift review.
By design baths are low to the ground and most tend to be filled with water! Put those two combinations together and throw in maybe some bubble bath or oils and trying to get up from the laying to the standing position is like trying to stand up on ice while wearing class slippers.
Okay lets be serious for a minute, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people visit hospital because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalised. More than a third of the injuries happen while bathing or showering.
It is a known fact that the bathroom is one of the most dangerous areas of the house with more accidents happening in the bathroom than anywhere else, slipping/falling getting in or out of the bath is the cause of the most common dangers.
So how can we be safe in the bath?
Put simple the answer to reducing the risk of a fall is not to stand up or try to stand up in the bath if you have any kind of mobility problem.
Taking a shower instead of a bath is safer if you sit on a securely fitted seat but then you still need to step in and out of the shower, again putting you at the risk of slipping.
Safe bath aids:
One of the safest solutions we have found for this bath lift review is a device that lowers you to the bottom of the bath and then raises you out without the needs to stand in the bath. Researching via the net we found a range of designs but few ticked all the boxes including not lowering you right to the bottom of the bath.
AquaLift Bath Lift did tick the most boxes and also was the most attractive; we especially like the design that looks like it belongs in your bathroom rather than an unattractive bulky disability aid.
Check out a video of the AquaLift Bath Lift by clicking this Bath Lift Video link to see the design and ease of use for yourself along with how it effortlessly lowers you and lifts you out the bath.
Okay these these purpose built bath lifts are not cheap but your safety or the safety of your loved ones should not have a price put on it, we have all looked back at sometime in our lives and thought “if only I would have done this or that” So if you or one of your loved ones has problems getting in or out of the bath, seriously consider reducing the risk of injury in the bathroom.
This bath lift review is for your benefits and we hope it at the very least makes you think about your safety and how to avoid an accident while getting in or out the bath. Get a free brochure to check out the results of our review or call for a free home demo by calling AquaLift on 0808 163 5903.