It’s strange to think that the often-smallest room in your home can cause you the most difficulties. If you have limited mobility getting in and out of your bath or shower can become increasingly difficult as you get older. When the time comes to look for some extra help there are a number of options to choose from including bath lifts vs walk in showers.
We’ve put together this useful advantages and disadvantages guide to help you decide which option is best for you.
Bath lifts work by carefully and safely lowering you into and raising you out of the bath at the simple touch of a button. The AquaLift attaches securely to the wall by your bath, and is designed with an array of safety features. It comes with a small, handheld remote control which enables you to lower and raise the belt at your discretion, allowing you to bathe independently again.
The brilliant thing about the AquaLift is that, unlike other bathing options, the belt lowers you right to the bottom of the bath. This means that you can enjoy a relaxing, full-depth bath. Plus, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you can get in and out of your bath without getting stuck.
Safety features of the AquaLift include a non-slip seat to keep you safe and secure and an in-built grab rail for extra support when entering and exiting. It also features an integrated seat to make it even easier to get in and out the bath, and giving you somewhere to sit whilst you wash your feet and hair.
There are many more benefits of having a bath lift! These include:
- Fits onto your existing bath – this means that you don’t need a whole new bathroom to enjoy it’s advantages
- It’s cheaper than a whole new bathroom – walk in baths and showers can cost up to 6 times the price of an AquaLift!
- Baths can offer temporary arthritic pain relief – due to the 360-degree support that the water offers, baths can be a great way to temporarily relieve aches and pains
Walk in showers:
An alternative to a bath lift is a walk-in shower. Walk-in showers are similar to standard showers, but they are fitted with lowered, easy access trays. This means that you don’t have to step over any high edges and compromise your safety in the process. This can also help to minimise pain that would usually be caused when trying to enter or exit the shower.
Baths can offer many health benefits over showers, such as aiding sleeping and reducing flu symptoms. On top of this, many people prefer baths to showers due to the fact that you are able to sit down and relax rather than stand up for the duration. This is particularly a preference amongst individuals who suffer from conditions that can cause them pain when standing for long periods of time.
Walk-in showers of course also require a whole new bathroom fitting, which can cost up to six times the amount of a bath lift. It also takes much longer to install a walk-in shower, whereas an AquaLift can be fitted within just one hour.
More about the AquaLift:
We offer a try before you buy service before you go ahead and purchase one of our bath lifts. This means that you are able to test out the bath lift and ensure that it is suitable for your needs and requirements before you invest. This means that our engineers can ensure that your bath is suitable for the AquaLift to be fitted to as well. Here are some more facts about our bath lifts:
- The belt retracts unobtrusively so that other members of the household can still use the bath conventionally
- Holds the user weight of up to 20 stone
- Fits on to almost any bath
- Comes with a three-year warranty
- Powered by a rechargeable battery which lasts for up to 20 lifts, meaning there are no wires
- If you suffer from a long-term illness or a disability you could be VAT exempt
We hope that this has helped to assist you in your decision between bath lifts and walk-in showers!
If you’d like to find out more information about the AquaLift, click here to request your FREE brochure today! Or, simply give our team a call on 0800 028 2802 today, they will be more than happy to assist you and answer any questions that you may have!