A bathing chair that lowers and raises people with disabilities and infirmities so they can safely enter and leave the bath has been introduced by Safe Bath Australasia. The battery-powered Aqua Joy Bath Lift can reduce substantially the costs of renovating homes to suit people with disabilities because it can fit without modification into existing baths, including walk-in, spa and traditional types. Instead of renovating or building an entirely new bathroom, an Aqua Joy Bath Lift is simply placed inside an existing bath and [at the push of a button] the bather sitting on it moves into and out of the bath. The swivel seat projects over the lip of the bath so users can move easily onto it; then it slides back over the bath to place the occupant into the bath. It is ideal for people who use wheelchairs, scooters and walkers. Transferring from a wheelchair to the bath-lift is unproblematic because the transfer is made at the same level between the two seats. One charge generally lasts for 15 lifts; but it will not lower unless there is sufficient charge to rise back to the top of the bath.
Aqua Joy Bath Lifts are both portable and versatile. They are suitable for deep baths, (having a maximum seat height of 460mm); as well as for shallow baths (with a minimum seat height of 88mm); and the maximum weight limit is 170kg. It separates easily into two compact sections, saving storage space and enabling portability. Being able to take it to hotels or to a relative’s house eliminates the need to find accommodation with specialised facilities. A range of accessories is available, such as vertical detachable side flaps, lap belts, chest restraints, head rests and pommels, enabling children and adults suffering Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, and other debilitating illnesses to enjoy a bath in safety without fear of injury.
Safe Bath Australasia
T: 1800 505 712