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Mobility Buying Guide
Walk in Baths – see them working!
Simply come to our showrooms in Lewes to see our full range of walk in baths. Many of them are plumbed in and fully working – unlike any other showroom in England. Our experienced staff members are more than happy to talk you through the options.
We can even plan and install your specialist bath, or a complete bathroom.
What types of Bathroom Aids are there to choose from?
With so many obstacles to face in the bathroom, there’s an aid for everything. Bath lifts and bathing cushions are the ideal solution if you require help getting into and out of the bath, gently lowering you into the water and back out again.
Toilet frames and raised toilet seats are a great solution if you find it difficult lowering yourself onto the toilet and getting up again. While a frame gives you support as you raise and lower yourself, a raised toilet seat lessens the stress on your hips and knees, reducing the distance between yourself and the seat.
Commodes are ideal for those with mobility issues who find getting to the bathroom difficult, or for bedbound patients who want to cut the distance between themselves and the toilet.
What do I need to consider when buying a Bathroom Aid?
When buying a bathroom aid you need to consider the type of help you’re after. Do you need help when it comes to using the bath, shower, or toilet? What causes the most problems for you?
Once you’ve decided what the problem(s) is/are you can then choose which product(s) to purchase. Pinpointing the problems you face will reduce the risk of buying unnecessary products you don’t really need and wasting your money.
What type of Bathroom Aid is right for me?
This is dependent on the kind of help you need. Alongside this you’d need to consider the amount of space available to you in your bathroom – is it limited? If so, you’ll need to invest in a product you can pack away or store when not in use.
Can the toilet frame you’re looking to purchase fit around your toilet properly?
Is the bath lift you’ve selected light enough for you to pick up and remove from the bath?
Have you considered any hazards you may encounter in the bathroom – will the product take up too much room, thus causing a hazard?
You’ll also want to ensure that the product you’re looking at is easy to clean, reducing the spread of germs and bacteria.
What else might I need?
Alongside general bathroom aids you may also want to consider accessories that you can use to improve your movements around the bathroom. We stock a wide variety of grab rails and handles that can be moved around the room to give you peace of mind, as well as stools and chairs you can use in the shower to relieve body pains and aches whilst washing.