An assisted bath is simply a way to help you get into the tub or shower, with the use of an assistive device. This can be a walker, stand, wheelchair, or scooter. It all depends on what type of disability you have and whether there are any medical conditions that would prevent you from having one on your own.
What is an assisted bath?
An assisted bath is a bath that is assisted by a carer. The person being bathed can be helped to wash, dry and dress themselves by the carer. The carer may also assist them in and out of the bath. The person does not have to be totally dependent on their carer but they will probably prefer it if they are because then they don't have to do anything themselves!
Assisted baths can be provided at home or in nursing homes/hospices etc. They are sometimes called 'assisted showers' or 'assisted bathing' but these terms can also include other types of assistance such as help with washing hair or getting dressed (which may not involve getting into/out of water).
Who needs an assisted bath?
Assisted baths are used by people with limited mobility, strength and dexterity. These individuals may have trouble getting into and out of the bathtub or shower on their own. They may also need assistance from someone else to turn over in bed or get dressed for the day.
Assisted baths are especially useful for those who have difficulty moving around because they live with chronic conditions such as arthritis; Parkinson's disease; multiple sclerosis (MS); spinal cord injuries like paraplegia or quadriplegia; stroke victims who need help bathing themselves; quadriplegic patients recovering from surgery at home alone due to their inability to use their arms or legs appropriately during those recovery periods before returning home again after rehabilitation has been completed successfully enough so far - so that they can continue living independently without having any further complications developing along these lines causing more serious problems later down the road after everything else has healed nicely enough already!
What is the equipment needed for a safe assisted bath?
There are many things that you'll need to prepare for an assisted bath:
- A tub or shower chair. If you're using a bathtub, make sure it's large enough to accommodate your needs. If you're using a shower chair, be sure that it has been tested by someone who knows how to use it safely and securely (this is important because some people have back pain). Also note that some older models may not fit all users comfortably; check with the manufacturer before purchasing one if this is true for yours!
- A bath mat or nonslip surface on which to sit while in the water (if applicable). This will prevent slipping while bathing and keep any items such as clothing from getting wet if they get splashed by water coming out of your faucet or drain(s). You may want something soft like fleece instead since many people find this option less slippery than other materials like vinyl flooring covering plastic tiles used traditionally underneath sinks where showers typically take place today."