This includes baths with features and equipment, designed to aid ease of use, integrated into the design of the bath.
Examples include baths with integral seats, contoured bases or swivel seats to aid transfers to/ from the bath.
Several factors need to be considered before reaching a decision whether to change an existing bath. The long term needs of the bather/s must be considered especially if their ability is likely to change. The needs of other household members should also be considered. For example, will other family members be happy bathing in a bath with a permanent inbuilt seat or complain they can no longer lie back and relax?
Before replacing a standard bath consider the use of an overbath shower, alternative bath equipment and/or method of transfer into the bath. In some cases a level access shower may be a more suitable option. Click this link to read more on considerations before purchasing a new bath.
We strongly recommend that you consult professional advice before making long term decisions about changing your bath or installing a shower. Informed advice is available from community occupational therapists (OT's) who are often based in the Social Services department of your local council.
Browse our list of local retailers by county and region
Use our interactive quiz AskSARA to guide you to advice and equipment.
Would you like support from a trained advisor with no sales pressure?
DLF Data is the UK's only comprehensive database of daily living equipment.
CPD-accredited courses aimed at professional healthcare providers and carers.