Walk In Bath vs. Bath Lift - Which is Right For You?
It can be difficult to know whether or not it’s a good idea to install a permanent walk in bath or simply to employ a more temporary solution. Perhaps you really don’t need it. Maybe the cost is prohibitive. It could be that you have been weighing different options, such as a bath lift instead. There are a number of factors that should weigh in to such a decision.
First, how much longer do you plan to stay in your home? Walk in baths are permanent installations and can cost quite a lot. If you’re planning to move in the foreseeable future, it might be a better idea to wait with installing a permanent bath until you’ve reached a home you’ll stay in long-term. In the meantime, it would be preferable to use something more temporary, such as a bath lift.
Also, do you travel much to see your children, or just to see the world? If you do, you’ll want to look at more portable solutions, at least until you’ve reached a point where you decide to spend more time at home.
What about the changes to your home? Many people wish to leave their house to their children and don’t want to make a major change that will be expensive to change back when they’re gone. Would it be worth installing a walk in bath, or would a bath lift do just as well?
Let’s say you’re about to welcome a loved one into your home so you can care for them better. In such situations, where it is definitely worth the expense of installation, another question that is worth answering is what impact such an installation would have on the price of your home. Would it be wiser to move the person you’re concerned about to an assisted living facility, where they can receive added care from more experienced staff?
This is certainly not a decision to rush into without considering all of the parameters surrounding it. Every situation is unique and has its own set of concerns and issues to think about, and can become quite complicated. However, the bottom line is this: If you can’t bathe as often as you want to, then you need to find a solution for that. Since every situation is different, there is no easy checklist to determine what is right for you. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to call our experts at 1 (800) 346-1821.