Bath Mobility Aid - Safety and Comfort Combined

No matter what your age is or how physically fit you are, the bathroom should be a place of concern for anyone. The slippery floor, glossy surfaces, electrical appliances, and usually compact walls should be reasons for worry, especially if you have injured, aged, or physically challenged family members. Fortunately, with bath mobility aids, you do not have to worry about fall or any form of accident.

How does a bath mobility product work? Mobility aids like bath lifts are user-friendly medical devices that lift and lower users into the bathtub. You sit on the bath lift chair, you press a button, and then the mobility bathroom product lowers you to the bottom of the tub. One you are through with your cleansing chores, press a button and the device raises back to its original position.

Taking a bath should be enjoyable and relaxing experience for everyone. For those who have not enjoyed bathing for a long time because of their physical conditions, bath lifts are ideal for their bathrooms. Designed with safety and comfort in mind, bathtub lifts are usually very easy to install; many can be assembled in a couple of minutes. You do not need to drill or screw anything on the bathroom floor. In fact, most mobility products for the bathroom are portable and lightweight so that the user can bring them during travel. Those who have bath lift chairs actually bring the chairs with them since mobility aids enhance the lives of their users.

Depending on the lift, some can swivel 180 degrees so the user can access almost everything in the shower. Other models have reclining ability like the Bathmaster Sonaris Reclining Bath Lift. Unlike other bath lifts that are designed to recline at a given angle, the reclining feature of this bath lift is completely controlled by the user. Once you are fully reclined on your seat, you can adjust it using a hand controller. Even those who have poor vision can use the controller with ease, as it has large, textured control pads. As with most bath mobility equipment, the Bathmaster Sonaris have large suction caps on the feet for maximum stability.

Most bath lifts are powered by rechargeable batteries and this one is no exception. It allows approximately 18 lifts if fully charged. When the battery is consumed, it can be fully charged for only three hours. Some people are afraid they might get stuck inside the tub when the battery runs out. This model makes beeping sounds and signals with warning light when the battery needs to be charged. It also has a built-in safety system that detects if the battery is already low. This system prevents the bathtub lift from sinking the user down into the tub unless it has enough energy to raise the chair again. High-quality bath lifts should have this kind of warning system.

Safety and comfort are the two main benefits of having a lift in your bathroom. As people age, moving around can be difficult. You can easily slip and fall. The bathroom poses great risk for those who have mobility problems, especially when bathing means going into the tub and lowering oneself in it. Bath lifts remove the risk of slipping while getting in or out of the bathtub.

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