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Bath transfer seat anyone used one??

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Dingbat7, Apr 12, 2012.

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    Due to my bath lift packing up ( sods law) I have purchased one of these

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgu...WIs3b8QPb2P3rBw&sqi=2&ved=0CKwBEPUBMAo&dur=79


    Has anyone used one ?? I did a dry run or should I say wet run and seemed ok , one sits at the end and slides oneself back into bath and then swing your legs over . To be honest no need to swing your legs over as if you go right back can use a shower hose and sponge as long as remember to drape shower curtain and wash your feet/ankles seperately

    There were only two minor problems , firstly the handle at the back restricted me leaning against the back wall so had to remove it and the tubes that it fitted into and secondly the front legs even fully extended were about 2inches short of the floor (outside bath) which meant the bench resting on the bath.

    I have just gone and got some risers from the local mobility shop and now fine, I did feel a twit going up to the counter and asking the lady if she had elephant feet .......:th_heehee:
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    * giggle *
    what are you going to do with all these contraptions you have purchased ???
    are you going to put that on facebook ? :th_heehee:
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    When my mom had mobility issues, she used a bath seat like this all the time and it worked very well. It provides excellent safety and stability for movement, although it probably would be a bit safer if you still had the back bar on it to offer something firm to hold onto.
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    Well I'm hoping to get an inner with the nursing home I'm staying at and flog it all to them, who knows may pull and may have one to stay :th_heehee: or failing that Ebay..Just added it Sharon ...Enjoy


    Jamie
    The problem with the back bar is that I can't slide far enough back if fitted as have a narrow bath , I have loads of grab handles around bath and propelling myself using the actual seat back does the job not sure what use it is anyway as reaching round to grab it when sliding back length ways on the seat would break the 90 degree rule, with the half bath screen , shower curtain shower hose and a sponge it works fine without the need try and swing legs over, just have to put up with smelly feet:cry:
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    Just seen it and commented :)
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    You sure did :blush:
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    Well, that sounds like it will work.....good!
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