For some people, getting in and out of the tub is no longer the simple task that it used to be. The difficulty may be due to weakness due to old age or an injury that requires the patient constant assistance for mobility.
Being in the bathroom makes for a much higher fall risk as well because of the wet surface, especially during and after a bath. A good bath bench should therefore come in handy for those who may have special mobility requirements.
Here are some tips to consider when buying a bath bench.
Pick a Style
Bath benches do come in a variety of style options, which is great because then you can choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences. Depending on how comfortable you want to be, you can opt to get the stool type versus the actual bench style, which allows for more space. The stool type will likely be lower, and will not have arm or backrest.
Mind the Weight
Check the weight capacity of the bath bench before committing to a purchase. There is no standard bariatric weight requirement because it will differ vastly from person to person. At least you can be sure that the bath bench won’t be giving out on you randomly as you use it.
Bath benches also have options for height variation, while others only have a fixed height. An adjustable bench can allow you to have a much better reach for your items in the shower, depending on what they are.
A bath bench is able to stay put and keep sturdy even on wet surfaces because they put ii padded tips or suction cups at the bottom. With these in place, you can look forward to being able to use your bath bench without fear of slipping or falling from it. Now you can actually enjoy your bath as you would and come out feeling refreshed and relaxed.
For some people, a bath bench only takes up space in the bathroom. For those who do have the need to take extra care with their movements, however, having one can prove to be a huge relief, especially when it comes to ensuring safety. Investing in a good quality bath bench not only mitigates fall risks but also make showers a lot more comfortable and enjoyable for those who need it.