How to Select the Perfect Bathlift

by | Nov 12, 2014 | Health and Fitness

Bathlifts have been proven to improve the quality of life of elderly and disabled individuals, by allowing them to continue to have and enjoy their independence with bathing at home. Bathlifts are not one size fits all! When looking to purchase a bathlift for your home there are some specific things to consider. Bathlifts can assist anyone to get one-step closer to having a mobility bathroom that works for them. When looking for mobility bathrooms in Bideford and other parishes in the UK, allow this article to guide you through the process.

Tub Size Really Matters

As aforementioned, not every bathlift is created equally. With the development of a large variety of home bathtub styles you want to be sure that the bathlift you purchase meets your specific bathtub measurements. Contact the bathlift company of your choice and find out how to properly measure your bathtub if you plan to order one online. However, if the option exists have one of the company’s representatives visit your home to measure your bathtub on your behalf. This will eliminate the risk of buying the wrong bathlift for your bathtub. Bathlifts are not typically returnable or exchangeable for sanitary reasons. Therefore, try your best to order the right bathlift the very first time.

Determine Installation Requirements

Find out in advance if the bathlift will require the installation of wall or bath mounts of any kind. This will prepare you to know if any additional work would be needed to prepare your bathtub for the bathlifts arrival. If you are looking for the easiest possible installation then you want to ask about the option of getting a bathlift that uses pressure or suction to hold the lift in place. These are easier to install and just as safe as those that require mounting.

The Materials are Important

You certainly want to be sure that the bathlift you purchase, which will often be submerged in water is made using the highest quality of water resistant materials. Additionally, you want to ensure that your body weight can be held by the bathlift you’re interested in purchasing. Find out the minimum and maximum weight capacity of any bathlift you are considering prior to finalising your purchase. You do not want to end up with a bathlift that cannot handle your weight since that will certainly pose risks to your safety.

Ease of Use

Bathlifts should not be tricky or difficult to use. The controls should be easily reachable at all times while you are bathing. The controls should also not require a user’s manual to understand. Having a difficult to use bathlift will ruin your experience of taking a relaxing bath. Ask for a demonstration before finalising your purchase.

Somerset & West Country Stairlifts Ltd provides high quality straight, curved stairlifts & disability stairlifts services for mobility access in Bideford, UK.

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