Full length bath
Informed advice is available from community occupational therapists (OT's) who are often based in the Social Services department of your local council.
As a possible alternative to walk-in baths see our showers section.
Although there are no high sides to negotiate when using a walk-in bath the bather must be able to manage a low step on entry and exit. Some walk-in baths have powered swivel seats which can assist the transfer.
If possible try sitting in a demonstration walk-in bath with the door closed, before deciding whether this equipment will suit your needs. Check you can operate the door and lock; reach and operate the taps and plug controls; and sit down and stand up from the integral bath seat.
The bath must be filled and emptied with the door closed so consider the total length of the bathing process as it will be longer than bathing in a traditional bath. Will the bather have enough stamina and energy? The bathroom may need to be kept warmer than usual so the bather doesn't become too cold. Many full length baths with side door entry have twin waste outlets which shorten the time required to empty the bath.
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