Mom Wants to Get into the Bath Tub....
Not sure anyone can help, but it is worth a try. My mother is 86 and she is a 'young' 86 at heart, but she has (besides other things) balance and mobility issues, she uses a walker.
I take her to the gym about once a week as she loves the jacuzzi, but she will not install a jacuzzi walk-in tub in her own home.
My mother loves to take baths, but she cannot get into the bath as her legs get caught underneath her and she gets stuck - so I told her no more baths. She does have a shower chair and the hand bars for safety, but because she has a bit of dementia, she continuously states she wants to get into the bathtub.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how a person like my mom can get into a bathtub (of course with my assistance)? I was thinking of a two tier step stool - sit on the top of stool initially, then descend to the second step, then down into the tub - she would then get out the same way - (but this might be a bit of a stretch) all with my help always.
But has anyone come across anything like a chair you can sit on, then one can lower the chair into the water, then when done the chair raises back up? Anything creative someone has come across? I do live with my mother. Thank you for your help.EDITORS NOTE -
Try your local pharmacy or medical supply store...we used a supply store located next to the nearest hospital here and they had a vast array of products you are seeking. Bath seats, bench sliders, grab rails, etc. When installed, the products helped our mother a great deal.
Also, there are vendors online that are exclusive to helping in home caregivers with these issues. Wright Medical comes to mind. Good Luck!