Homemade bath lift for frail mom?
Hi, I posted this yesterday on the Caregivers forum - now trying my luck here:
Is there any way perhaps, for a handyman to build some sort of dumb waiter as an alternative bath lift for very frail geriatric mom who can't manuever out of the tub anymore?
She likes soaking in tub, therefore a shower (instead of bath) might prove to be a big letdown for her. It's one of her few pleasures.
I'm thinking the dumb waiter might rest inside tub on 4 suction-tip legs, sorta like a baby swing on 4 legs.
And yes, I'm aware of the Neptune, Ameriglide, etc.
...and also aware of the inflatable bathing cushion.
But they're very expensive, and the one for $500 has a non-flexible back.
Who needs a back anyway, since there's already a back cushion in the tub.
Also most bath lifts on the market don't descend all the way to bottom of tub, rather 3" above.
btw, Has anyone here tried the inflatable bathing cushion, such as by Mangar?