A young lady with severe learning difficulties has sensory processing dysfunction which results in low muscle tone. Her condition benefits from total immersion in a bath, but she climbs off the standard bathlift seat when it is in the lowered position, and her carers experienced considerable difficulty getting her back on the seat before it could be raised.
The solution was an extension of the bathlift, reaching the full length of the bath. As the bathlift was made of moulded plastic components, a simple replication of the scissor mechanism was impractical. The extension mechanism was therefore constructed using stainless steel tubing with the base and seat from ‘Wearite’ panels to ensure suitability for use in bath water.
The client can now continue to benefit from total immersion and the problems encountered by her carers are now eliminated.