Adjustable Height Bath Step

Making Bathrooms Safer For Individuals With Mobility Aids

The bathroom can present many problems if you struggle with mobility. Everyday activities like bathing can pose significant challenges to the elderly and those with painful joint problems such as arthritis. It can be hard to stay hygienic safely and simply enjoy a bubble-filled tub.

However, there are a range of products designed to make bathrooms safer and more accessible when getting in, sitting in and getting out of the bath. In this blog, we’ll explore a variety of bathing aids available and how they can significantly enhance your safety and comfort. Best of all, all these products require no additional assistance, so you can enjoy your bath independently.

Getting in the Bath

Bath steps and grab rails are essential aids in ensuring a safe entry into the bath. Bath steps are crucial for those who find the height of a bathtub problematic because of mobility issues such as arthritis. They come with anti-slip surfaces that grip your feet, providing stability while entering the bath. For those requiring more elevation, stackable and adjustable steps are also available for you.

While you have the height leverage to get into the bath, you should also consider the physical support needed to pull yourself safely. Having sturdy and reliable support while entering the bath is crucial, and the built-in grab rails that come with most baths often do not cater to those with mobility issues. With secondary grab rails made from robust materials like aluminium or steel which can be attached to the wall, you can have the support you need.

Stability and Comfort in the Bath

The bath is arguably the most significant slip hazard in the house, especially given that it is typically made of acrylic. Shower chairs and stools are essential products that allow users to sit comfortably in the shower without the risk of slipping over and causing injury. They are ergonomically designed, made with water-suited materials, and come with rubber feet that firmly stick to bath surfaces. The severe injury risk of being close to hard surfaces and a slippery floor is vanished with a shower chair or stool.

Getting Out of the Bath

Raising and lowering yourself in and out of the bath can be perilous, particularly for those with weakened joints, balance issues, or those relying on mobility aids. Electric Bath Lifts are designed to move users up and down within the bath comfortably and safely. They secure to the bottom of the bath with suction pads, featuring a comfortable lounger that sits at the bottom of the bath and then transforms into an assisting device that can lift the user up and down the height of the bath.

These lifts are invaluable as they enable individuals to continue their normal bathing routines without compromising safety. Additionally, the reclining backrests offer adjustable positioning, ensuring users find their most comfortable position and are lifted out horizontally, reducing the strain on their bodies.

Safety within the bathroom is a paramount concern for individuals with mobility aids. Bath steps and grab rails, shower chairs and stools, and electric bath lifts are innovative solutions provided by The Mobility Aids Centre, making the bathroom a safer space for everyone. These aids empower individuals with mobility challenges to maintain their independence and continue their routines safely, preventing unnecessary accidents and ensuring a more accessible and inclusive bathing experience.

The Mobility Aids Centre offers assistance for every stage of getting in and out of the bath. Browse our entire bathroom assistance range today, and if you have any further questions, contact us or visit our showroom and our team would be glad to answer your queries.
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  • Great communication. Very pleased with wheelchair. Thanks very much.
    Joanna D
  • Excellent service. Well informed staff came to demonstrate a standing chair, nothing was too much trouble and all my questions were answered. On delivery, customer service was brilliant, equipment was assembled and my home left clean and tidy. I would highly recommend this company.
    Ali A
  • Got my wheelchair quick, thanks!
    Rob W
  • thanks for sending them to me they were both very useful and has now made spoon feeding alot easier so thanks again
    marie g
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  • I purchased a Quest foldable mobility scooter - very pleased with the scooter and the service. I ordered it on a Friday and it was delivered on Monday. I would recommend to anyone - especially as I saved some money.
    Alison C
  • The item ordered is ideal for my Mums requirements and the delivery was excellent
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  • very useful aid to carry for my meals
    Jill B
  • Had a fantastic service from Steve Perry who was able to provide Minor Illness & Injuries Unit in Peterborough with some urgent crutches. Will use again. Thank you.
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  • Couldn't have been more helpful on the telephone and delivery was first rate. Will definitely use again.
    Patricia C
  • Great service and very helpful when I couldn't locate something on the site. Very happy with wheelchair we purchased and the price was great too.
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  • What fantastic customer service i received from this company..Easy straight forward transaction,extremely helpful and attentive staff..Thanks to Steve for your patience when i changed my mind re colour of pushchair three times..The Cappuccino Mewa is brilliant..Just what we have been looking for...
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  • Ordering on line was easy, and the product was delivered within 2 working days, excellent service all round, cannot fault it at all.
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    Susan m
  • Ordered a folding shower seat with 2 grab bars in the morning and these were delivered to me in the afternoon of the same day - that is what I call service. However the following day a further 2 Grab Bars were delivered and the co said that they would collect these the same day - still waiting after 1 week and another call - not so good and still waiting. A point that the co should consider is that we are finding it difficult to get someone to fit the shower seat and they are unable to provide any guidance or help. would suggest that they collect names and telephone numbers of local tradesmen who are trusted to fit their mobility equipment and provide guidance on fitting
    Edward B
  • Needed some crutches but not sure about measurements. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable on the phone. The price was very good, they arrived quickly and I am very pleased with them.
    Ann B
  • Called into the shop for a shower chair for an elderly relative. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They didn't have the one I needed so I was offered the option of ordering in store or online. I ordered on line and the chair was delivered 2 days later. Fabulous service.I would recommend the Mobility Aids Centre. Thank you!
    Tracey K
  • Fantastic service, I order a Bathmaster Deltis bath chair lift on the 18/08/2015 and using the standard delivery system it was delivered to my house the following day. The chair works very well, it comes packed in the manufactures original box, battery ready charged for instantaneous use and at a very competitive price. Very good performance all round.
    Richard C
  • I was looking for a buggy for adults and the one I purchased named Troy. was excellent, I can put it up & down in seconds. The wheels are superbly easy to turn with. My husband says it is very comfortable and the black leather with red piping is very smart. When folded up there is a padded grip in the middle of the frame, which is perfectly balanced to lift it in and out of cars etc. a wonderfully strong but light wheelchair.
    Sandra S