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It is a huge expense AND you have to wait for all the water to drain before getting out. Nonsense! A Bathtub lift is the BETTER portable solution to this problem and it cost a lot less… which means a BETTER DEAL for you! A Bathtub lift can go with you anywhere you go. Staying at a hotel or a friends house? Use their bathtub with the GREATEST EASE! You will walk away knowing you got the BEST DEAL!

Model

Weight Limit

Lowest Position

Highest Position

Reclines

Available at

Price

Minivator Bath Blis 311

287

2.5"

17"

Yes

Bath Bliss

$349

Invacare Rio Bath Lift

265

2.4"

17.3"

No

Rio

$399

Bathmaster Deltis BathLift

308

2.5"

18"

Yes

Deltis

$429

Bathmaster Sonaris Bath Lift

309

3"

17.5"

No

Sonaris

$425

Bathmaster Sonaris 2 XL Bath Lift

375

2.5"

18"

No

Sonaris 2 XL

$699

Drive Whisper Auto Bath Lift

300

2.6"

18"

Yes

Whisper

$399

Drive Bellavita Auto Bath Lift

308

2.3"

18.8"

Yes

Bellavita

Call

Aquajoy Premier Bath Lift

375

3.1"

18.1"

Yes

Aquajoy

Call

Deeper Bath Lift

375

3.5"

19"

Yes

Deeper

$899

Petermann PM 48

375

3.5"

19”

Yes

Petermann 48

$899

Deepest Bath Lift

300

3.5"

23"

Yes

Deepest

$1399

Petermann 58

300

3.5"

23"

Yes

Petermann 58

$1399

 

Hydraulic or Battery powered?

Most bath lifts were originally water powered and installed by hooking a hose to the bath tub's plumbing in the same way a hand held shower is hooked up. Today, with the advancements, in technology many of the bath lifts on the market are battery powered. Although most models have been promoted as portable, there was always an issue with hooking up a water supply when away from home but with the production of battery powered units traveling with a lift is much easier. When at home or away the battery powered unit can be simply placed in the tub when needed and removed when not needed without the hassle of connecting and disconnecting water hoses.

An advantage of the water powered unit are there is no battery to recharge; as long as your house has water pressure it will work. The disadvantage of the water powered bath lift is that if the water bladder develops a leak they are generally quite expensive to replace.

Battery powered units sense the amount of power left in the battery and won't lower into the tub if there isn't enough power for the lift to lift back up again. Extra batteries can be purchased to be used as a backup so you'll always have a charged battery ready for use. Having a back up battery is a good idea in institutional settings where the lift is used multiple times a day.

Recline Feature

Most of today's bath lifts offer some type of recline feature. While sounding like a god idea they are not always as functional as on would think. When the bath lift is placed at the end of the bath tub the amount of recline is limited the angle of the end of the bath tub. If the bath lift is positioned forward to allow for more recline then leg room is sacrificed and the user ends up with their knees in the air.

 

Some Videos About Typical Bath Lifts

     

Using a bath lift

Bath lifts are pretty simple to use. When in the raised position, the seat will over lap the out side lip of the bath tub. The user simply sits on the bath lift with their legs outside the bath tub, swing their legs into the bath tub, center themselves on the seat and push a button or lever which will lower them into the water. The bath tub can be filled before (preferable for comfort) or after the lift is lowered. When the bath is finished, the user uses the button/lever to lift the bath lift to the raised position, the user swings their legs out and stands or transfers to a wheelchair.

One thing to keep in mind is the seat flaps which lay on the side of the tub are supported by the tub wall. If the lift is too high, there is a danger of the flaps breaking off during a transfer. To avoid breakage, the bath lift must be raised to the same height as the side of the bath tub and not higher during transfers.

 

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