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Short baths with door and seat

Jomo46
Jomo46

With a new bathroom in a new extension, I wanted a short deep bath with seat and a door. When I look at the web they come in different sizes and some doors open in, and others out. It will be in a wet room so a few drips would not matter from an out facing door. I’ve tried to find a showroom , failing miserably. The bathroom stores all want to send people out to explain and sell, but have none on show. I want to see how easy the small ones are to get in and out of, and if the larger ones have benefits. I don’t like showers.

Does anyone here have one of these baths and could give me a few pointers, and also anyone know of any display models in the Liverpool area. Many thanks if you can help.

Joanna

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Visit our bathroom showroom at 314-320 Smithdown Road, Liverpool L15 5AJ

yorkandyoung.co.uk/

Jomo46
Jomo46
in reply to PMRPete

Hi Pete

Phoned the shop today but they said they had none on display. Have you seen them there.?

Thanks jo

Hi Jomo, I've just last week had a bath lift fitted in my original bath and I love it. I was advised by a few people that the walk in baths can leave you very cold when you sit for it to fill up and again waiting for it to empty.

Penny.

Jomo46
Jomo46
in reply to Penny326

Does the bath lift let you sit on the bottom of the bath or are you off the bottom when on the seat. Thanks for info. Well worth considering

X jo

Penny326
Penny326
in reply to Jomo46

You are slightly off the bottom of the bath but I will sttle for that, I can still have a lovely soak and know I'm not going to fall A over head getting out. Bliss to me.

The new Bathroom sounds perfect Jomo, I don't have the bath you speak of but I am thinking it will be the width of the door that will be something to consider. The images below show the narrow opening and the wider opening, I would say for a tiny person the narrow opening could be ok. google.com/search?q=deep+ba...

I think the advice already given is useful, having spent many years as an Occupational Therapist, the area most often forgotten is the future. If you have a condition, where there are changes that will happen, it is worth trying out the equipment with that in mind, to avoid too much expenditure. What I can say, having assisted in bathing people in the walk in type bath, the carer can often get their hair wet, whilst reaching the client's feet!!

Jomo46
Jomo46
in reply to SORRELHIPPO

Thanks- good point

Joanna

SORRELHIPPO
SORRELHIPPO
in reply to Jomo46

I have spent the time since reading this trying to get my mind back to the name of the Specialist Centre where all info. can be gained, have now remembered!!! The Disabled Living Foundation. On their web site they have a "Living made Easy" section, where by going through sections, you can end up with an unbiased write up on the types of baths, eqipment etc. They also have a list of Regional Centres, where there may be what you want to see, and/or an Occupational Therapist for advice. At least they have telephone numbers so you can avoid going, if they do not show what you want. When I was working found these places invaluable, as it could save my clients loads of money. Much of the equipment sounds wonderful, but try and use a one handed electric can opener, if your only hand is the non-dominant one!! I remember covering the floor with fruit juice, when my client too worried to try herself!!! She decided not to buy one, I hope the designs are better now.

Jomo46
Jomo46
in reply to SORRELHIPPO

Thanks sorrel. I’ll look it up

Have a look on Ebay we are looking into a wet room at he moment did see some of the baths on there. If you live in the Midlands I noticed on Ebay lots of bath businesses in the smethwick area. Also gave sizes

Hi Jomo, yes you definitely right it is not easy at all to find a show room to see how they do fit and work. Can I ask how mobile you are? I help my neighbour sometimes, she 79 still has a good mobility and we were running about last year to find a suitable seat for her Bathtub, because she struggles a bit to get in and out no, she didn't like any of those bathtubs, I had to drive to Eddingburg that she could see them and try them out. We actually found a Relaxer Bath Belt Lift, she liked it immediately because it's not actually a seat but a big belt that helps you to get in and out the great things she loved about it is that it doesn't take space away when you take a bath, you able to fully enjoy a nice hot bath. And it's fits in most bathtubs.

Just Google Relaxer Bath Belt Lift that you can see some pictures off it, I don't know if you find one on a show room in your area, but it has good reviews. Happy bath!! 🌹🌹🌹

I’m quite mobile aged 73 and have ambulatory oxygen still get very breathless. I’ve looked the relaxer bath belt up, and similar ones and they seem good, but still the same problem of trying one out.

The units seem to be about £700 but on asking prices of one firm they wanted 1700 to include guarantee and fitting. It seemed a lot.

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