Whether through disability, old age or impaired mobility due to a knee or hip replacement, walk-in baths are a popular choice for those who still want the comfort that comes from a warm soak, but find stepping over the side of the tub unsafe or painful to manage. We offer a full design and fit service complete with free home survey to ensure you get the right bathing product to suit your needs now and into the future.
The most common reason to be looking for assisted bathing products is often to ensure the hygiene and safety of an older family member who may be at risk of falling on a damp floor or in the bath because they are not as agile as they were. Grabbing hold of a glass shower door or panel to steady oneself while getting in and out of the bathtub is not recommended and can be particularly risky to the elderly. Maintaining the dignity of an older person who still wishes to bathe independently is paramount and the powerful benefits of a warm soak for arthritic or rheumatic joints cannot be underestimated.
The Castle Bath Lift can be lifted in and out of the bathtub by one person and enables you to get up and down in the bath to and from a semi-reclined position. Take one home today for a few hundred pounds and after topping up it's rechargeable battery you can be in the tub in a few hours. An ideal choice if the bathroom is used by other family members who may not wish to use the lift, as it can be placed in quickly and taken out just as easily when not needed. Additional grab rails can be installed at your convenience.
The Castle Walk-in Bath can be installed into the existing space taken up by your current bathtub, or even as part of a full bathroom reconfiguration can be incorporated into an upgrade that includes a walk-in shower as well. Counting such an installation as a disabled adaptation can also qualify you for grants assistance subject to terms and conditions and current local council guidelines. There is also a partial reduction on council tax for the same.
The cost of your bathroom adaptation depends on a number of factors including which model of bath you choose, whether you want or need a space saver model or a full length model and whether you need other work completing as part of the installation. For example to ensure a fast fill on the bath, you will need a minimum 50 gallon water tank and sufficient water pressure. Remedial work like this might need completing before the main bathroom install.
Like a lot of our customers you can take advantage of adding tiling, new sanitary ware, lighting and flooring to the upgrade which can add to the overall costings of the project, but can provide a high degree of satisfaction and comfort when it's all complete.