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Bath Lift Reviews - Comparison of the Best Bath Lifts

Here's a quick comparison of some of the more popular bath lift models on the market. When comparing these bath lifts, remember a few things. Taking a bath in an upright position isn't real comfortable. If you can afford the reclining model, it's probably going to be well worth it. Also, I didn't include shipping and handling for the bath lift in my prices, or tax. Some bath lift sellers my charge both, so please click through to their website to see their shipping policy and their tax policy.

In the chart below, I give some recommendations based on the models I've seen in action and the companies I'm familiar with. I hope this helps...

Model Weight Limit Lowest Position Highest Position Reclines Available at Price
AmeriGlide 300 2.8" 18.3" No US Medical $499
Ameriglide Premium Bath Lift 375 3.1" 18.1" Yes US Medical $849
Aquatec Belugu Bath Lift 300 2.5" 16" Yes Active and Forever $1,295
Archimedes Bath Lift 330 3" 17.7" No First Street $999
Archimedes Bath Lift 330 3" 17.7" No US Medical $690
Drive Bellavita Auto Bath Lift 308 2.3" 18.8" Yes Active and Forever $650
Drive Bellavita Auto Bath Lift 308 2.3" 18.8" Yes Full of Life $880
Drive Bellavita Auto Bath Lift 308 2.3" 18.8" Yes SpinLife $625
Drive Bellavita Auto Bath Lift 308 2.3" 18.8" Yes Allegro $779
Hoyer Water Power Tublift 200 5" 21" No SpinLife $601
Neptune Bath Lift (non-reclining) 350 3" 17" No First Street $799
Neptune Bath Lift (reclining) 308 3" 17" Yes First Street $899
Sterling 311 Bath Lift 287 ? 17" Yes Active and Forever $509
Sterling 311 Bath Lift 287 ? 17" Yes SpinLife $509

 

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You can see from the above chart that there are several oprtions, but there really are only two types bath lifts - reclining, and non-reclining. Unless you are over 250 pounds, the absolute best value out there for a non-reclining bath lift is the AmeriGlide from US Medical.

Now, if you want to recline when you take a bath, like most of us, I would recommend the Drive Bellavita Bath Lift. It's not the cheapest reclining bath lift, in fact, it's $120 more than the Sterling 311, but I think it's the best value and it gets the highest customer satisfaction ratings. I've seen the Sterling 311, and I just don't think it's as sturdy as the other models. The customer reviews I've seen tend to agree with me.

Drive Medical, by the way, is an up-and-coming company in the senior assistance market. I met with them about a year ago and they really are focused on doing things right - and in a way that isn't so "medical". The new Drive Bellavita is available at SpinLife for the lowest price - $625. If you click on this link, SpinLife will give you free shipping on this unit as a special thank you to Seniors-Staying-Home.com visitors.

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The Water Powered Hoyer Tub Lift may catch your attention as well. It has the unique feature of being watered-powered instead of battery powered. You'll never have to worry about the battery dying on you. The major drawback of this model is the height at the lowest position - 5". If your tub is only 12" deep, then you'll be sitting in only 7" of water. The Drive Bellavita goes the lowest, giving you the deepest posible bathing experience.

If you have a very deep bath tub - like one of those newer "soaker tubs" - you should make sure the bath lift will raise up high enough to get as high as your bath tub wall (measure from the bottom of your tub to the top of the side wall).

If you have an odd-shaped tub - like a corner Jacuzzi, or a tub for two - then a bath lift may not be ideal. However, if you have another tub in your house, you could plan to bathe in that bathroom instead. Bath lifts can be used in the wider tubs, it's just that the one side will be open and the bath lift may sit in the tub at a bit of an angle.

One thing you'll notice on the bath lift price chart above is the price differences for the different websites. First Street is a full $309 more (that's 45% more) than US Medical. Full of Life is $258 (or 42%) more for their bath lift. Becareful where you shop for senior assistive items. There are a few companies that really try to take advantage of seniors in their time of need. I'm not saying they're crooks, I'm just saying be careful.

AmeriGlide Bath Lift at US Medical - $ 499.00

Safely enjoying your bath shouldn't have to cost a lot of money. This was AmeriGlide's motivation when it developed this bath lift model based on its high-end Premium bath lift. It uses a compact frame built with aluminum components and a high-strength, one piece polymer body. What's more, you can install the AmeriGlide Bath Lift in just minutes because it uses suction cup feet. Safety features aren't an afterthought, either, because this lift has the same intelligent controller that the AmeriGlide Premium Bath Lift has.

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