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What is a Walk-In Bath?



What is a Walk-In Bath, and how do you install one?

Having a bath should be an easy and relaxing experience. However, for millions of people in the UK with mobility issues or disabilities, this is not the case. Getting into or out of a traditional bath can be almost impossible if you find the motion of stepping down into and lifting yourself out of a bath difficult. That is where Bathroom Mobility Manchester can help. We specialise in helping people who need more accessible bathrooms get the help that they need, so that they can live their lives easier.

What is a walk in bath?

Fundamentally, a walk in bath is any type of bath with a door. This reduces the step heigh required to enter and exit the bath. 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 who live alone will have a fall every year, according to the NHS. Bathroom adaptations, such as the walk-in bath, are designed to make independent living easier. A bathroom that is designed for mobility reduces the risks that a home might present to anyone with mobility issues. 

How does a walk in bath work?

A walk in bath might seem to work in an unusual way for people who are used to traditional baths. However, they are not complicated to use once you are used to it. They all work in a similar way – essentially, you need to get into the bath before you fill it up. This might be the opposite of the way that you have previously been accustomed to. With a walk in bath, you enter the bath through the door first, closing it behind you. Then, you fill it up. When you are finished in the bath, you need to empty it first before you exit.

Who is a walk in bath for?

Walk in baths have a reputation as being for ‘disabled’ people. However, this is a poor definition, and excludes a great many people who might need a more accessible bathroom. 14.1 million people in the UK could be described as ‘disabled’ – this includes a wide range of issues and medical conditions. However, there is an equally wide range of mobility difficulties that could warrant the use of a walk in bath. 

How do we install a walk in bath?

Installing any kind of accessible bathroom depends on the circumstances of your bathroom. The size, shape and layout of your bathroom affects how we are able to make the necessary changes. At Bathroom Mobility Manchester, we offer a range of different accessible bath options to fit your needs and space. Whether you need a taller but narrow tub, or a combination walk in / shower option, we can help.

How much does it cost to install?

We don’t like to list specific prices for our products. That’s because we build each quote around the individual. We work with you to find out what your needs are. This means both your personal needs, and the circumstances around fitting your accessible bathroom. To learn more about finding the right accessible bathroom for you – or how we can help in any way, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Ask us anything, and we’ll help you make your bathroom perfect for you.

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