A bath step is a mobility aid step usually made of plastic or steel placed by the side of a bath. Bath steps are used to assist those that have limited movement when entering and leaving the bath.
Bath steps usually feature non-slip mats or footing to ensure safety in a wet environment such as a bathroom, and some may feature additional support such as handrails. Although primarily used in the bathroom many of these steps are multipurpose so can also be moved to assist in entering cars, reaching shelves, and getting into bed.
Here is a short video that provides more information on the type of products that you can use in the bathroom to help provide both comfort and safety.
This step features a handrail for extra support when entering or exiting the bath.
Made of durable rubber coated tubular steel and features a slip-resistant rubber top.
Eligible persons in the UK may claim VAT relief on this item.
Extremely sturdy and made with the safety of the elderly and disabled in mind.
Bath steps are perfect for people whose mobility is affected by age, injury, or disability, or those who are recovering from operations. Bath steps are designed to give individuals more independence by enabling them to safely enter and exit their bath on their own.
Elderly people may enjoy the comfort and safety provided by the addition of a bath step to their bathroom as it can provide the support needed to allow them full autonomy and privacy when using the bathroom.
Bath steps are the perfect addition to any home where the resident is affected by limited mobility.
The cost of bath steps varies greatly depending on the material, special features, and design.
Basic non-adjustable plastic steps are an affordable option as they range from about seven to fifteen pounds. These basic steps are often stackable meaning multiple steps can be purchased and stacked securely together to create the perfect height required by the user.
Small and sturdy metal framed steps and other adjustable height steps cost an average of £15 to £30. Robust steps featuring hand railings and grips for extra stability are often upwards of thirty pounds. Some steps are VAT relief eligible in the UK.
A height that is suitable for the specific mobility of the user should be carefully considered when choosing a bath step. Stackable steps enable the user to adjust the height to fit them perfectly, whether it be stacking multiple steps or placing them in a stair formation for a gradual incline.
However, some users may prefer set height steps that can provide more stability and long-term durability. Maximum weight allowance and hand railings should also be considered for those above average weight or that need extra support and stability while entering the bath.
Although most bath steps feature non-slip materials it is important to make sure these suit the user’s specific requirements.
Here is a useful video that shows you how to use a Bath Step.
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