Best Bath Lifts – UK (2020 Edition)
The field of caregiving and gerontology in the United Kingdom has witnessed a steady rise in the use of bath lift chairs by people who prefer bathing in a deep tub but experience challenges in getting in and out of the tub. This has led to a general rise in the demand for bath lift chairs in the UK.
Not surprisingly, equipment manufacturers both in the UK and worldwide (especially USA and China) have responded to this steady rise in demand by releasing several bath lift chairs into the market. These chairs, though generally similar in working principle, differ in quality, safety, usability and availability of other desirable extra features.
While some bath lifts that are sold in the UK possess many useful features, there are some bath lifts where certain essential and intuitive features happen to be conspicuously missing.
The Best bath lifts UK are:
- Bathmaster Deltis Bath Lift Chair (UK)
- Bellavita Lightweight Reclining Bath Lift
- Bellavita Bathlift, Ergonomic Design
- Neptune Bath Lift
- Kanjo Eco Lightweight Reclining Bath Lift UK
- Bathing Cushion Bath Lift, UK Version
Let us now look at each one in a little more detail (click on the product image or the given link in each description to view more details, read reviews or to buy on Amazon UK):
Bathmaster Deltis Bath Lift Chair (UK)
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The Bathmaster Deltis is one of the leading bath lifts globally. It tops most of the best bath lift lists and when not at the top, tends to be in the top three. This bathlift is both light weight and sturdy. It is not difficult to set up and can be separated into two parts for easier movement and storage.
This lift can go as low as 6.5 cm (or 2.6 inches) and can be raised to a height of 45.5 cm (or about 17.9 inches) and the seat comes with side flaps which can be opened wide to rest on the edges of the bath tub for easy transfer into the tub. See price and full details at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bathlift-Bathmaster-Deltis-Blue-Covers/dp/B006854TDK/?tag=blr-uk-inarticle-21
Bellavita Lightweight Reclining Bath Lift
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The Bellavita series of bath lifts by Drive Medical is a bathlift that comes with a lightweight and waterproof hand control that also contains a lithium battery. This bath lift is well known for its light weight and the relative ease with which it can be put together or dismantled.
The maximum weight capacity of the Bellavita Lightweight is 140kg: This is the maximum weight that the chair can carry and is equivalent to 308 pounds. It is also easy to wash and ranks among the best bath lifts in the UK right now. See price and full details at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drive-Bellavita-Lightweight-Reclining-Covers/dp/B009DZNYO2/?tag=blr-uk-inarticle-21
Bellavita Bath Lift With Ergonomic Design
Third on our list is the Bellavita Bath Lift With Ergonomic Design.
This bathlift comes with more features than many other comparable products in the same class. That is why it is called ergonomic. For instance, the covers are extra plush, the materials are of high quality and it tends to last longer without much maintenance.
Just like with the other bath lifts, this one is powered by an electric battery and comes with a hand control that is easy to use, intuitive and waterproof all at the same time. This bath lift also has a backrest that can recline backwards between a low of angle 10 degrees and a high of angle 50 degrees. In certain cases, this bath lift chair may also be eligible for VAT frelief in the UK. See price and full details at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/NRS-Healthcare-Bellavita-Bath-M18229/dp/B006H4R03I/?tag=blr-uk-inarticle-21
Neptune Bath Lift
The Neptune bath lift is a high end bath lift that comes with lots of great features and a high weight capacity of 160kg which is about 350 pounds. This figure is higher than most of the other popular bathlift uk brands and makes it one of the unique features of the Neptune. If you or the patient are on the large side then the Neptune bathlift is definitely the best choice.
This bath lift also beats others marginally in the dimensions and features especially the side flaps which span about 73cm (about 28.75 inches) allowing it to rest comfortably on the edges of the bath for a smoother transfer from outside the tub into it.
See price and full details at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/NRS-Healthcare-Neptune-Eligible-relief/dp/B006H4R1EG/?tag=blr-uk-inarticle-21
Kanjo Eco Lightweight Reclining Bath Lift UK
Although being a relatively new product in the market, the Kanjo Eco has proven itself over and over and as such has become one of the favourite choices of buyers, putting it among the best selling bathlifts in the UK.
The Kanjo Eco has a maximum user weight capacity of 140 kg (approximately 22 stone). There is also a higher capacity version of the Kanjo Eco that is specifically meant for very heavy and bariatric patients.
The bath lift has a very stable base with suckers for extra stability and can easily be dismantled into 2 component parts for easy transportation. The Kanjo Eco is also a great bath lift for UK corner baths. See price and full details at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lightweight-Reclining-Bathlift-Warranty-Accessibility/dp/B07KQ4Y43G/?tag=blr-uk-inarticle-21
Bathing Cushion Bath Lift, UK Version
Although not a bath lift chair in the strict sense of the word, this bath lift cushion deserves a mention in this list because it is also a popular choice among bath tub users who have trouble getting in and out of the tub.
It is inflatable using an automatic battery operated compressor and provides a very comfortable surface for lieing down inside the bath. There is also a back rest which can be reclined to lie against the side of the bath tub.
To use this inflatable cushion, first inflate it up to the height of the bath tub and after balancing properly on the cushion, press the deflate button and wait for it to deflate, gently lowering you into the water as the air escapes.
See price and full details at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inflating-Increased-Stability-Portable-Independent/dp/B0056PTW08/?tag=blr-uk-inarticle-21
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