Is a Nationwide Mobility walk-in bath the right choice for you?
The loss of mobility often brings fear and a loss of confidence in performing everyday tasks, especially bathing.
At Nationwide Mobility, we specialise in providing safe and luxurious bathing solutions for a variety of people with different mobility issues.
Each walk-in bath in our range has a unique function suited to your individual requirements of safety and comfort.
What to consider when choosing your walk-in bath
Design features and adaptations
For those with impaired mobility, issues around bathing can be complex. When deciding on a type of walk-in bath, it’s important to know the design features available and how they can be adapted to suit your level of mobility. A few examples are:
Many walk-in baths have doors that open inwards, which could make it difficult if you use a bathing wheelchair or if you’re a bariatric patient and require the extra width. Doors on certain models of walk-in baths can be adapted to meet your needs.
The height of the step into the bath is another important consideration for bathing wheelchair users, or those who struggle to negotiate steps. Most walk-in baths are designed for easy-access but do have low thresholds.
If a threshold is a problem, perhaps a walk-in shower without a threshold is the solution.
For many people with impaired mobility, a seat in a walk-in bath is a crucial addition. Walk-in baths come with various seating options, such as a removable seat, a fold-down seat or a removable power seat.
Whatever the seat you require, it’s important to know the different adaptations that can be made for your particular condition, as well as the weight limits and size options available.
Safety will always be a number one priority when buying a walk-in bath. Most good walk-in baths are designed with various safety features.
Depending on your circumstances you may want to add some optional safety adaptations, such as extra grab-rails or perhaps a thermostatic valve to regulate temperature.
Whatever extras you require, either for safety, comfort or style, good walk-in bath suppliers will be happy to go through your options.
Although it seems fairly obvious, when buying a walk-in bath, it’s essential to think about room size. There may be enough room for the bath to fit, but a certain amount of space around the bath may be required for wheelchair access or the manoeuvring of other vital equipment.
Walk-in baths come in various sizes and can often be adapted to fit the space provided.
A walk-in bath can be a large financial investment. At Nationwide Mobility, we’ll do our best to make sure you get the walk-in bath you need at a price you can afford.
If the price is out of your range, there are ways to adapt the bath you already have at a lower price. Other options, depending on your level of mobility could include:
- A bath board
- A swivel seat
- An inflatable bath cushion
Our experienced advisors will be happy to talk over all your options, to ensure cost doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the pleasures bathing can bring.
Call us now on 0800 316 0116 for a free brochure and a no-obligation quote on your Nationwide Mobility walk-in bath.