Bath tub lifts enhance safety, while providing
comfort and increased accessibility.
For assistance getting in and out of the tub, you may want to consider purchasing one of a variety of tub lifts that are on the market.
Fitting most standard bathtubs, a bath tub lift enables users to maintain greater independence and continue enjoying a relaxing soak in the bath.
Tub lifts are often a viable, cost-effective alternative to buying a walk-in bathtub or reconstructing a bathroom to add a walk-in shower.
Abir Mullick, associate professor of the Industrial Design Program at Georgia Tech, describes four of the most common bath lift types in a TeamRehab Report. They include:
Mullick emphasizes the importance of professional installation and maintenance to ensure the safety of your bath lift.
Bath lifts run off of a rechargeable battery. If the battery is running low, the lift will not work so the user does not need to worry about being "stranded" in the tub.
A pressure-sensitive up-down switch enables the bather to be gently lifted into the tub and raised after bathing. Typically, an overnight charge will restore battery strength to 100 percent.
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