How a Bath Lift Could Help Your Loved One

An increasing number of people with limited mobility are cared for at home on a regular basis by their loved ones. One of the biggest challenges can come at bath time, when helping your loved one to get in and out of their bath. Read on to see how an Easy2Bathe bath lift could help.

Peace of mind for you and your loved one

bath liftAs much as you want to help, helping someone out of the bath can put a lot of strain on your back. Combined with the danger of slipping, its not a long term solution.

When your loved one has spent a lifetime enjoying the pleasures of a bath, it can be difficult for them if bathing is no longer an option. But why shouldn’t it be an option?

The great news is that by using a bath lift, bathing can be a safe choice for everyone involved- including you.

What is the Easy2Bathe Bath Lift?

Having the Easy2Bathe fitted enables your loved one to enjoy a full depth, relaxing bath, independently and above all safely, so neither of you have to be at risk.

The Easy2Bathe is a safe and easy to use bath lift, designed to help those who might find getting in and out of the bath difficult.

The Easy2Bathe bath lift fits directly onto your loved ones bath and is operated by a simple hand held remote control.  When your loved one is sat on their bath lift seat, they (or you) can use the remote to lower them safely into their bath for a relaxing, full depth soak.

When your loved one is finished simply press the remote to raise them back up out of the water so they can safely step out of the bath without needing help from you.

What our Customers say:

“I’m so glad I had an Easy2bathe seat fitted to my bath. It has given me a new lease of life, fitted very quickly and easily no mess and the rest of the family can still use the bath. Wish I had one years ago can’t keep me out of the bath….” Mrs Ebberley

To find out more about how the Easy2Bathe bath lift could help your loved one, request your free colour brochure now or call our friendly team on 0800 083 0036.

Our Customers Love Us!

The Easy2Bathe really is excellent – and its not just us who think it.

Our Customers often get in touch to let us know how they are getting on with their new Easy2Bathe bath lifts, so we thought we’d share some of our favourites with you below:

“I don’t have to struggle getting in and out of the bath anymore, I’ve waited a long time to find something like this, very good.”

“A very good product very easy to use and the staff we met were friendly and courteous”

“Excellent service salesperson very helpful took the time to answer any questions. Installation was quick workmen also very polite. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone”

“I’m so glad I have an Easy2bathe seat fitted to my bath. It has given me a new lease of life, fitted very quickly and easily with no mess. The rest of the family can still use the shower. Wish I had one years ago- you can’t keep me out of the bath now!”

Read more testimonials here

 

Easy2Bathe awarded Which Trusted Trader Status

 

We’re delighted to have recently been awarded as a Which? Trusted Trader, showing the high level of service provided to our customers.

Our Which? Trusted Trader accreditation gives you confidence when choosing Easy2Bathe. In order to achieve this accreditation we had a thorough examination of our business and administrative procedures, aswell as undergoing an interview.

What does this mean for our customers? 

Peace of mind that you’re dealing with a reputable, customer focused company

✔ We’ve been interviewed and assessed by a Which? professional involving a rigorous assessment of our business and administrative procedures

Many companies do not pass Which? Trusted Trader standards. You can be sure that you are dealing with the best in business

✔ If you are unhappy with the service you have received from Easy2Bathe, its easy to get in touch with Which? to let them know that we didn’t meet your expectations


To find out more about our Which Trusted Trader status and read some of our reviews, please click here


 

6 Affordable Ways To Improve Mobility Around Your Bathroom

Are you finding it more difficult to use your bathroom due to a mobility problem?

If so there are a number of changes you can make to your bathroom that can make getting around easier. Stay independent around your bathroom for longer with these top (affordable!) tips:

1. Consider a bath lift

Getting in and out of the bath can become increasingly difficult as you age. An Easy2Bathe bath lift is one of the most convenient and cost effective ways to enjoy full depth bathing again. The Easy2Bathe allows you to safely lower and rise on the belt to bathe independently again. There is no need for expensive alterations to your bathroom and our experienced engineers can install the unit in under one hour. Find out more here

2. Lower your shelves

Lower any shelving so that you don’t need to stretch and can have easy access to your toiletries and towels.

3. Change doorknobs for handles

Replace any door knobs that are difficult to grip with lever style mechanisms that are easier for you to use.

4. Non slip bath mats

Install non-slip bath mats and make sure that they are securely in place in order to increase traction and prevent falls.

5. Improve lighting

Increase lighting throughout the bathroom and all areas of the home.  This common sense solution will help anyone avoid obstacles and tripping hazards.

6. Grab bars

Consider installing a grab bar by the toilet area and other areas where you need to get up and down to provide you with stable and secure support.


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4 Signs You May Need A Bath Lift

If the time has come where you are struggling to get in or out of the bath, or are concerned about falling or slipping over, a bath lift can be the solution to your problems. Below we’ve outlined 4 signs it might time for a bath lift:

1.You’re worried about your safety

A common worry for people when using their bath is getting in and out of it safely. A bath lift can help overcome this problem by providing you with safe access to your existing bath. The Easy2Bathe can slowly and safely lower you in and out of the bath. This takes the strain off your arms and legs so you don’t need to worry about slipping or falling over.

2. You live alone

If you live alone and enjoy a bath, you’ll definitely consider a bath lift to be a godsend. After getting stuck in the bath with no one at home, Pam knew she had to find a solution for her bathing independence. Impressed by the Easy2Bathe and after seeing a home demonstration of the bath lift, David immediately knew this was the right choice for him. Watch Davids story here:

3. You experience joint pain

As you age your body can experience many different types of aches and pains. Rather than relying on medications, why not have a warm bath, which has long been used for its therapeutic benefits? A bath lift can lower you into your existing bath meaning you can enjoy all the health benefits it can bring, as well as a long relaxing soak!

4. You want to keep your independence

Bath time should be a pleasurable experience that you can enjoy in privacy and comfort. The Easy2Bathe has been designed to provide the independence that you deserve when taking a bath. Not only can a bath lift help you to remain independent, it will make your loved ones lives a little easier too.

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4 Brilliant Ways a Bath Can Reduce Your Joint Pain

Throughout history warm water has been used for its medicinal properties. Aswell as helping with issues such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and lower back ache, studies have shown pain medication can also be reduced by taking a a warm bath on a regular basis. How can warm water be so effective you may wonder? Here we outline 4 ways a bath can help to reduce your joint pain:

1. Baths increase your temperature

Immersing yourself in warm water causes your body temperature to rise.

This dilates your blood vessels helping to increase your circulation, soothing your swelling and pain.

2. Baths release endorphins 

A warm bath stimulates the release of endorphins.
These are the bodies natural pain relievers, helping to relieve your symptoms of joint pain.

3. Baths are relaxing

Baths relax sore muscles, ligaments, and tendons helping to relieve the aches you can experience with arthritis.

4. 360 degree support

Baths take the weight off your feet, supporting your limbs which can help to relieve symptoms of arthritis.

How the Easy2Bathe could help

If you would like to soothe your aching joints with a warm soak but struggle getting in and out of your bath, the Easy2Bathe could be your perfect solution.

Easy2Bathe delivers across the UK, at a time to suit you. Contact us today for more information.

5 Surprising Reasons Why Baths Are Better For You Than Showers

There are many reasons to love bathing. In this blog we’ll explore 5 surprising reasons why baths are better for you than showers: 

1. Reduced chance of slips and falls

You have a greater chance of slipping and falling in a shower, which in many cases can unfortunately lead to injury. Baths are a much safer alternative, especially if you feel unstable on your feet. If you would like to enjoy all the benefits a bath can bring, but are worried about getting in and out safely there’s an easy, affordable solution out there, and that’s Easy2Bathe. Click here to find out more.

2. They’re relaxing

In terms of what is the most relaxing, in our opinion there is no better feeling than soaking in a lovely warm bath. Having a bath is a brilliant way to relieve stress and take some time out of your day to unwind.

3. Baths help ease your aches and pains

If you are tired and aching, standing in a shower is the last thing you want to do. With a bath you can take all the weight from your aching joints and muscles. This can provide welcomed relief from arthritis, back pain, headaches and more.

4. Baths improve your circulation

Warm baths dilate your blood vessels, which help with circulation. This helps to provide you with much longed for relief from your aches and pains.

5. Easier to clean

In terms of what is easier to clean, this is a bit of a personal preference call here, although we’d say the bath is easier to clean. The bath only really has the tub and faucet that needs to be wiped clean, whilst a shower has the shower head, grout, glass etc. You also have more room to move whilst cleaning the bathtub compared to  the shower.


To rediscover the pleasures of a relaxing bath, request your free colour brochure today:

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Not only is it the slimmest and most compact of designs, it has also been made to be one of the safest and most affordable ways of enjoying your existing bath without compromise.

If you need some help to get either in or out of your bath, don’t commit to an expensive bath replacement or just having a shower, try the Easy2Bathe instead.

Ultimate Guide To Prevent Falling At Home

We were very moved recently by statistics we saw from the CDC stating that more than 1 in 4 elderly people fall each year. Falls are preventable and there are a number of simple things that you can change to prevent you hurting yourself from a fall. With that in mind, we’ve put together this useful guide to prevent you falling at home:

Make Your Living Space Safe

  • Kitchen– Ensure everything you need is easy to reach to prevent you having to stretch for items in your cupboards unnecessarily
  • Living room-Ensure that your furniture is arranged sensibly so there are easy pathways for you to get from one part of your room to another
  • Bathroom The majority of falls happening at home occur in the bathroom due to slippery fall surfaces and people getting in and out of their bath. Non slip mats are a good way to prevent falls. If you worry about slipping when getting in and out your bath the Easy2Bathe bath lift could help
  • Staircase– Consider having hand rails installed to support you getting up and down stairs
  • Floors– Keep your floor tidy and free of clutter to avoid you tripping on anything

Speak To Your Doctor

  • Don’t be scared to speak to your doctor if you have fallen over and try to speak to a doctor as soon as possible after a fall
  • Your doctor will be able to discuss with you risk factors involved and how to prevent a further fall
  • Additionally, certain medications you are on can cause you to feel unsteady on your feet

Wear shoes

  • Even though you may not want to wear shoes around your home, socks alone do not provide enough grip if you were to
  • Whilst socks are more comfortable to wear around home, you are more likely to slip whilst wearing them
  • Shoes or slippers with good grip can provide you with that extra re-assurance that you wont slip and fall.

Light It Up

  • Poor lighting can be a major cause of falls at home
  • To make your home environment safer, we would recommend installing brighter light bulbs for clearer visibility
  • Additionally it could be worth investing in some night-lights in your bedrooms and bathroom so its easier for you to see if you get up in the night

Exercise Regularly

  • Try to exercise regularly to increase your strength
  • Gentle exercises such as Thai Chi or walking can improve the strength of your legs and reduce your likelyhood of a fall

Get Your Eyes Checked

  • Ensure that you have your eyes checked once per year and ensure you update your prescription as required

To find out how the Easy2Bathe bath lift could help you make your home safer, request your free colour brochure today:

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How the Easy2Bathe Helped David [VIDEO]

“I now feel absolutely confident with bathing”

Living alone, David was conscious about his bathing safety and independence.

Fearing a slip or fall, David looked for a suitable solution to bring back his confidence during bath time and came across Easy2Bathe.

David describes his new Easy2Bathe bath lift as:

  • Very efficient – does the job
  • Easy to use
  • Keeps you safe

Can you tell us a little about yourself David?

I went to school up in Lancashire and from there went to Manchester University. Then I did a diploma in Education at Liverpool University and then I went to the RAF national service for 5 years and had a commission in the RAF. After the war we went over to Germany to an airfield and went straight into teaching. Then for 4 years in Kingston upon Themes and then I came up and taught in Birmingham.

What are your interests and hobbies?

poodleMy subject is Botony and Zoology. I’m particularly interested in insects. There is a field 5 houses away. The only problem is I take the dog and I’m more interested in the dog than the insect life! I was 18, my wife was 17 when we first got a dog and we had dogs ever since. I like my poodle. I didn’t think I ever would when I was 17 or 18 but things grow on you don’t they.

What made you look for assistance with bathing?

You see I’m on my own in the house. If I’m on my own and something happened in the bath, I can slip. If I slip and break a leg I could lie in that bath for a couple of days. I needed a nice chair to let me down into the water and lift me up again.

How has the Easy2Bathe helped you?

davids-story-easy2batheI feel absolutely confident now. No problems at all. If you’re in the house on your own and you’re my age and you’re going to stand up in the bath with the danger of slipping and then you can actually sit down, lower yourself in the water, bring it back up again, there’s no comparison. I mean you are absolutely safe. As far as I’m concerned the AquaLift is very efficient and does the job. Its easy to use and it keeps you safe.

 


To find out how the Easy2Bathe bath lift could help you like the way it has helped David request your free colour brochure today:

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3 Surprising Benefits of a Battery Powered Bath Lift

It is hard to admit that doing things that for years you have taken for granted, are now a danger to your health. Especially if that includes taking a bath. When the time comes for you to look for some extra support when getting in and out your bath, a battery powered bath lift could be exactly what you are looking for. In this blog, we’re exploring 3 benefits that a battery powered bath lift can provide you so you can enjoy bath time once more:

1. Battery powered bath lifts are incredibly easy to install

One concern you may have with adapting your bathroom is the amount of change that may be required to make it more suitable for your needs. With a battery powered bath lift, fear no more!

A battery powered bath lift includes a seat attached to your bath which you sit on. It therefore requires no plumbing or building work and takes under one hour to be fitted to the side of your bath. Easy!Easy2Bathe-battery-powered-bath-lift-blog

2.Battery powered bath lifts are designed to allow you to enjoy full depth bathing

Not only are battery powered bath lifts incredibly easy to install, they allow you to finally enjoy a long comfortable soak too.

Many other bathing aids are intrusive so you can’t fully relax into the bath. With the touch of a button, The Easy2Bathe bath lift gently lowers you in and out of your bath. This allows you to enjoy a full depth bath, with the added bonus of doing so independently, safely and in the comfort of your home.

3.Battery powered bath lifts are designed with your safety in mind

Why worry about bathing when it should be a pleasurable experience? Bathing without risk is a wonderful feeling and can be easily achieved through The Easy2Bathe bath lift.

The Easy2Bathe battery powered bath lifts offers the following safety features:

  • Lifts you in and out of your bath safely
  • Handrail allows safe support at all times
  • Built-in LED temperature display

To learn more about how the Easy2Bathe could make day to day life a little easier, click here to request your free brochure today.