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Bath Lifts

Benefits of Bath Lifts for Disabled People

Munhil Imran

Munhil Imran

10th May, 2023

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Not only are there plenty of benefits of bath lifts for disabled people, but for others too; such as, those recovering from injuries or surgeries or those with limited mobility. Others may consider a bath lift to help them maintain their independence and safety while bathing. Bath lifts can be especially helpful for those who have difficulty lifting their legs over the high edge of a standard bathtub or who may be at risk of falling or injuring themselves while entering or exiting the tub. 

There are much more incredible benefits of bath lifts for disabled, as it empowers them to enjoy a more independent and comfortable bathing experience. In this article, we'll explore the various advantages and highlight the benefits of bath lifts for disabled people.

In addition to providing a safer and more comfortable bathing experience, bath lifts can also help to reduce the strain on caregivers who may be assisting with bathing. Overall, bath lifts can be a valuable tool for maintaining independence and promoting safety and comfort in the bathroom.

In what ways can a bath lift be beneficial?

There are many ways in which a bath lift can be beneficial, whether that be to avoid injuries, increase quality of life and independence or even improve personal hygiene. 

1. Reduce the risk of falls and injuries

Many disabled people or people with limited mobility may struggle with getting in and out of a bathtub, which can put them at risk of falls and injuries. Bath lifts can help lower and raise individuals in and out of the bathtub, reducing the risk of accidents.

2. Increase your independence

Bath lifts can help individuals with disabilities or limited mobility bathe independently, providing a sense of control and independence. This can be particularly important for individuals who rely on caregivers or family members for assistance with daily activities. 

3. Promote personal hygiene

Regular bathing is important for maintaining personal hygiene and overall health. Bath lifts can help individuals with disabilities or limited mobility bathe more regularly and effectively.

4. Improve your quality of life

Bath lifts can help individuals with disabilities or limited mobility maintain their dignity and independence, which can have a positive impact on their overall quality of life.


How to use a bath lift

To use a bath lift, the user typically sits on the lift's seat outside the tub and uses the attached remote control to lower themselves down into the water. Once they're ready to get out, the lift raises them back up to the starting position. At Oak Tree Mobility, we offer a quick demo to our customers on how to use a bath lift. 

However, it’s typically very easy to use and can be a great addition to your everyday life and with little disruption. The demo usually takes place during the home visit where our consultants make sure you are fully equipped with all of the information you need on how to use a bath lift and the benefits that come with it.

How to lift someone out of the bath

We often overlook the ease of entering and exiting a bath until we lose this ability, and only then do we realise the challenges and aggravations it can pose. So we will share with you our expert knowledge on how to lift someone out of the bath safely as difficulties with getting in and out of the bath can impact those of various ages and levels of mobility such as:

  • Elderly individuals
  • People with disabilities
  • Individuals recuperating from surgery
  • Pregnant women experiencing physical strain
  • Individuals with joint pain, such as backaches and arthritis
  • Those with knee problems

The Oak Tree Riviera Plus bath lift could revolutionise your bathing experience if you're seeking a more effortless approach. With easy-to-use yet advanced technology, it can gently lower you in and out of your own bathtub, making your life much more comfortable. 

Features Included:

  • Fully Waterproof
  • Floating Remote Control
  • Simple Two Button Remote 
  • Unique Levelling Belt
  • Built-in Comfort Slider
  • Lithium Battery Easily Installed

How much do bath lifts cost

As there are many different types of bath lifts, the cost of the product can vary from retailer to retailer. The bath lifts could range from being reclining, electric, portable or inflatable depending on your needs and what would be best for you.

At Oak Tree Mobility, we offer a range of products from different suppliers, making it difficult to provide a fixed price. Therefore, we recommend that customers request a quote to get an accurate idea of the final cost. Our team also provides a free home visit service, where our consultants will assess your needs and recommend the most suitable product for your home. This ensures that you get a personalised solution that meets your requirements and fits seamlessly into your living space.

Image showing woman sitting on her bath lift.

Bath lifts provide numerous advantages for individuals who struggle with mobility issues or find it challenging to get in and out of the bathtub. At Oak Tree Mobility, we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a relaxing bath without compromising their safety or independence. Installing a bath lift can help you regain your confidence, provide comfort, and allow you to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of bathing. Our goal is to help you maintain your quality of life by providing solutions that cater to your individual needs and preferences.

Find out more about our Riviera Bath Lift.

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