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Mother-in-law is thinking about buying a walk-in bath as her mobility isn’t what it used to be.

Do you have one? Are you glad you bought one?

HappyTravels
7 days ago
What do you think of this?
lynneh
lynneh7 days ago

I think the thought of an elderly being freezing cold by the time it drains or needing to exit for toilet is what goes against it.

As mobility is affected maybe could apply to local council/occupational health for help on getting a walk in shower with a seat?

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

I would have thought a walk in shower would be better but I suppose it depends on her specific needs. I am not particularly old but I, and many friends of similar age, find it difficult getting in and out of bath. I feel there is less to go wrong with a shower than a walk in and probably cheaper too.

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Johnny
Johnny6 days ago

"......I, and many friends of similar age, find it difficult getting in and out of bath...."

Surely, that's half the fun of it Lynibis, no?😊

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Lynibis
Lynibis6 days ago

Johnny oh very good. I can see I need to be more careful with my phraseology lol.

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Johnny
Johnny6 days ago
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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
Original Poster
7 days ago

lynneh , I wondered about that too..... her getting cold whilst it drains.

Lynibis I know what you mean. She’s a bath person though and doesn’t particularly like showers.

She says nothing beats a good soak in the bath. It’s not just the getting in and out of the bath, she prefers a bath πŸ› too . I think she just likes keeping us on our toes πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¬

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

I write with absolutely no experience of walk in baths but the ones I have seen in adverts seem to have a ledge you sit on. They are more square than oblong so not sure if you can have a soak. Also if the problem is getting in and out of the bath (lying down and then standing up again) it would make no difference if it was a walk in as the problem remains.

My problem is raising myself up after lying in the bath. It sounds ludicrous but I have to turn over on my belly and then get on my knees, risking drowning if I don't empty the water first lol.

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lynneh
lynneh7 days ago

Not the same I know but how about a nice foot spa for small compensation?

I love baths too but when I get to the age that mobility is restricting it’s not worth it. Had our own family member experience being stuck.

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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7 days ago

lynneh oh dear, getting stuck would be a nightmare. What a shame 😒

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Golfforall
Golfforall7 days ago

Has she thought about a hoist to assist getting in and out of her existing bath ? A friend of mine who is independent but disabled has one and loves his baths . I would have thought the price would be the same or less than a walk in bath and as previously stated grants could be available .

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
Original Poster
7 days ago

Golfforall it’s a possibility. I get the feeling this will turn into a mammoth project. Will have to discuss it with her and she what she thinks.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly257 days ago

HappyTravels, you are entitled to ask for an assessment of her needs from Adult Social Services. There may be several adaptions and aids they can supply for her. My parents were the same, adamant they wanted to keep the bath! They supplied additional support rails and a seat that raised and lowered in to her existing bath. Worth a try?

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
Original Poster
7 days ago

gerrykelly25 yes, adamant is the word. Thanks, will speak with her. All good info.

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1116 days ago

HappyTravels I agree with gerrykelly25 that’s so nice of you thinking about your mother in law you’re a πŸŒŸπŸ˜ŠπŸ’

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KazLou
KazLou7 days ago

I only have a walk in shower due to having knee problems, i would love a bath though ise to love having a good long soak

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