Whether you have restricted mobility or simply wish to improve safety in your bathroom, we examine ways in which you can get out of a bath safely.
Getting in and out of the bath can be challenging, especially for people with mobility issues. However, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can make bath time safer and more enjoyable. In this article, we'll explore some tips for getting out of the bath safely.
Use a bath lift or step
If you find it difficult to lift your legs over the edge of the bath, a bath lift or step can make a big difference. A bath lift gently lowers you into the bath and raises you back up again, while a step provides a stable platform to stand on and can help you get in and out of the bath more easily.
For many, however, a bath lift can be prohibitively expensive, taking up precious space in what is often a compact bathroom. So, what other aids for getting out of the bath are available to you?
Install grab bars
Installing grab bars on the wall next to the bath can provide extra support and stability when getting in and out of the bath. You will, of course, need to make sure the grab bars are securely attached to the wall and can support your weight.
Keep the floor dry
To reduce the risk of slips and falls, make sure the floor around the bath is dry before getting in or out of the bath. Use a bath mat with a non-slip surface and make sure it's securely in place. To further aid sure-footed use, it's certainly worth considering the anti-slip properties of your floor tiles or flooring.
Take your time
Rushing to get in or out of the bath can increase the risk of slips and falls. Take your time and move slowly and carefully. If you need to rest, sit down on a bath seat or a stable surface before standing up.
Consider a walk-in bath
If you struggle to get in and out of the bath, a walk-in bath might be a good option for you. Walk-in baths have a low step or door, making it easier to get in and out of the bath safely.
Getting in and out of the bath safely is important for people with mobility issues. By using a bath lift or step, installing grab bars, keeping the floor dry, taking your time and considering a walk-in bath, you can make bath time safer and more enjoyable. If you're struggling to get in and out of the bath, be sure to explore these tips and find a solution that works for you.
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