Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Take a Bath Again!

We hear all the time how hard it is for many to give up taking a bath. We also know that the bathroom becomes one of the most dangerous places in the house. My own mother years ago had the frightening experience one day of not being able to get out of the tub. She worked and worked at it, finally managing to get up and out without falling. It changed her life! She was finally convinced that it was time to stop taking baths. Begrudgingly, she agreed to a shower bench, shower hose attachment, bathmats and grab bars. But it was never the same for her again. She loved soaking in a long, luxurious bath at the end of the day. We did not know then about some of the incredible options that exist…And, I doubt that some of them existed, at least in the form they do today.

We’ve written before about the Safety Bath. If you are planning a remodel, that is still the way to go to ensure a safe and wonderful bathing experience. We are also impressed with the Tub Lift, a comfy chair with a battery pack that sits inside the tub, rises to the edge to allow for easy transfer onto the seat, and gently lowers you into the water. It will take you to within a couple of inches of the bottom of the tub. It’s a dream! The chair even reclines a bit, allowing you even more comfort while you bathe. You can get a few weeks’ worth of bathing on a single charge of the battery pack. The cover is machine washable and easy to manage. We highly endorse this product and so do a number of our customers.

Complete the safety experience of bathing by adding a Tub Bar, designed especially to clamp onto the edge of the tub. Its sturdy design and easy to grab handle provide exactly the help that many need when entering or exiting the tub or tub lift.

If you have experiences overcoming the challenges of taking a bath, please tell us. Post a comment below.

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