Due to a knee injury my Mom cannot step up and into a tub. Her mobility is very limited. Any advice? - AgingCare.com

Due to a knee injury my Mom cannot step up and into a tub. Her mobility is very limited. Any advice?

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There is a lung hose connection but cannot get a shower chair in due to narrow tub.

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It depends on how much remodeling she wants to do. Would it be feasible to replace the old tub with a walk-in shower?
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Just thought of something else....you could try the NoRise washes to avoid your mother having to even get into the tub.

Someone asked a similar question about bathing and I answered here:

https://www.agingcare.com/questions/caregiving-the-copd-patient-187664.htm?cpage=0&cm=533124#533124
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I did find that some of the bath chairs have legs that can be raised. However, I don't know how high that would make them or whether they would be high enough to allow someone to sit down and easily slide over the chari into a clawfoot tub.

What I would do is take measurements of the tub's height, from the floor to the rim, then either check online or call local DME suppliers to get heights of the chairs. In our area hospitals usually have their own DME division.

If you can't find any that are high enough, and are handy with a saw and screwdriver, you could make steps to get up to the bath chair that extends over the side of a tub. They've have to be very broad though, and best with low risers so that height from one step would be very much I think there should also be some way to anchor them, or clamp them to something, so there's no slippage.

There might even be that kind of slips; DME suppliers might have some. Or a company that specializes in assistive devices and retrofitting might be able to make some steps.

My father made some baby steps for my mother. The risers were only about 2.5 to 3", so she could easily climb on them. However, if they were ever redone, I'd make them much wider.
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The bath chair that extends out may have risers in the legs. Will get back to you later on this after some checking.
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It is an old claw type bath tub, sides are very high and deep and narrow. Also that was a typo : (long hose connection) was what it should have been. Thank you very much for the quick response to my question! The support is much appreciated!
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I was going to suggest one of the shower chairs that extends over the side of the tub, out into the bathroom. Your mother can sit down on it, scoot over, move one leg at a time with your assistance if necessary, then sit entirely while she's taking a shower.

However, I'm confused as to a "lung hose connection". Do you mean she's on oxygen.

Also, does she have a special narrow tub? Tubs are standards unless they custom made for rich folks or are adaptive tubs for people with mobility issues. Can you describe this narrow tub a bit more? Is it a standard size bathtub or something else?
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