Lift chair for bath

Operating Manual

Depending on your disability, you can use this bath lift chair autonomously or semi-autonomously. An occupational therapist will be able to advise you.

Autonomous:

  • Before using the bath lift chair, check the colour of the battery charge indicator light (green, yellow or red). If the light is yellow or red, the battery needs to be recharged. The battery takes about 2 hours to recharge completely.

     

    Always make sure the water temperature is adequate before getting into the bath.

     

    To get started, unlock and lift the armrest, then pull the chair toward the lip of the bathtub until it disengages from its initial position. Always make sure the chair is stable before climbing onto it.  

    Sit down on the bath lift chair as you would on a regular chair. You may strap yourself in with the safety belt if you like. Pivoting of the chair is done manually. To pivot the chair, unlock the chair and push with your feet on the floor and your hand on the support bar, then lift your legs over the lip of the bathtub and push against the side of the tub with your legs until the chair locks into its final position. The process is effortless. If the tub is too tall for your feet to reach the floor, a bath step can help make things easier; if necessary, we can advise you. You are now ready to lower the chair into the bathtub.

     

    Grab the remote control and press the red button to power the chair. Next, press and hold the “down” arrow until the chair reaches your desired height or the bottom of the bathtub. Release the button to stop the chair, hang the remote control back on its hook, and enjoy your bath.

     

    To get out of the bathtub, grab the remote control and press the red button to power the chair. Press and hold the “up” arrow until the chair reaches the correct height to allow your legs to pass over the lip of the bathtub. Once this step is complete, hang the remote control back on its hook.

     

    Unlock and lift the armrest, then swing one leg over the lip of the bathtub while holding onto the support bar. Next, lift your other leg over the lip of the bathtub and pivot the chair until it unlocks. Once the chair is stable, you can step off the chair.

     

    Push the chair back into its original position.

     

    Make sure you take the time to dry off completely before walking on the ceramic floor.

Semi-autonomous:

  • Some people are considered “semi-autonomous” because they are unable to rotate the bath lift chair into the bathtub by themselves and require assistance from a caretaker.

     

    Before using the bath lift chair, check the colour of the battery charge indicator light (green, yellow or red). If the light is yellow or red, the battery needs to be recharged. The battery takes about 2 hours to recharge completely. The bath lift chair has an integrated smart function — if the battery is not sufficiently charged, the chair will not lower into the bathtub.

     

    Always make sure the water temperature is adequate before getting into the bath.

     

    To get started, the caregiver must make sure the chair is stable, then help the person get onto the chair. Depending on the person’s level of mobility, a belt, a harness, and/or a pommel are available.

     

    Next, the caregiver must unlock and lift the armrest, then lift both the person’s legs using the leg lift (Secur-O-bain). Pivoting the chair requires little effort and poses no risk of back injury to the caretaker.

     

    Once the chair is in the correct position, the caretaker can lower the chair to the person’s preferred height. Depending on the person’s level of mobility, the caregiver can give them the remote control or take care of lowering and raising the chair themselves.

     

    After the chair has been fully lowered, the caregiver can let the person enjoy the benefits of taking a bath, ideally for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.

     

    When the bath is done, the caregiver must help the person exit the bathtub by following the same steps in reverse. It is crucial to make sure that the chair is stable before helping the person down. Getting out of the bathtub typically takes about 45 seconds.

     

    The caregiver should make sure that the person is completely dry before stepping onto the ceramic floor.

     

    It is possible to lift the chair out of the bathtub and lower it to the person’s preferred height without running the bath. The caregiver must help the person onto the chair and secure them with the safety belts if necessary.

     

    Using the remote control, the caregiver must raise the chair to a sufficient height to allow the person’s legs to pass over the lip of the bathtub, unlock and lift the armrest, pull the chair out toward the lip of the bathtub, and help the person onto the chair. Next, the caregiver must lift the person’s legs using the leg lift and push the chair back into its original position. This process requires little effort and poses no risk of back injury to the caretaker.

     

    At this stage, the caretaker can hold onto the remote control themselves or give it to the person. When the bath is done, the caregiver can help the person exit the bathtub by following the same steps in reverse.

     

    The bath lift chair can support up to 350 pounds, or 159 kilograms.

     

    No maintenance of the chair is required