A bath lift operates by gently lowering the person into the bath, letting them bathe in comfort. If there is not enough power to raise the bath lift back up again, it will not lower in the first place, thus providing you extra peace of mind. Bath lifts are easy to operate and maintain; the hand control unit often only has an up and down button. If required, the bath lift can also be used by a carer or attendant to ensure that the user is safe.
When the bath lift is in the upright position, the seat flaps are level with the edge of the bath. This provides a wide, supportive seating area and allows for easy transfer onto the bath lift. Pressing the control on the handset will lower the bath lift into the bath. As the bath lift descends, the seat flaps fold automatically and the backrest reclines. When in a comfortable position, the user can enjoy a bath as normal. When the user has finished bathing, the handset is used to raise the bath lift, allowing the user to exit the bath safely and securely. Since the buttons are pressure sensitive, the user can stop the bath lift at any point of the raising or lowering process.