Aid guide – bathtub lift for children

Bath tub lifters enable parents or caregivers to take care of the back maintenance the child in the bath. The child is simply lifted into and out of the bathtub by a lifting mechanism.
The portable device is attached to the bathtub floor using four suction cups. The device can be moved vertically up or down in the bathtub using an operating unit. A mounted seat or a bed ensures that the child is securely held on the lifting unit.

Examples aids

Mechanical lift to raise and lower the bath lounger in the tub.

Bath lift, mechanically adjustable

To illustrate the in the guide "Home care tools" The described objects are used by Barrierfree Leben e.V. in addition to their own photos, images from third parties (e.g. clubs, associations, manufacturers and dealers). The presentation and naming of products and manufacturers is for information purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation. No claim is made to completeness. Accessible Life e.V. does not sell any products!

Who is the aid for??

For the use of the bathtub by children in need of care who have inadequate trunk control and / or paralysis of the legs.

What different versions are there??

  • Lifting unit: Is operated electrically, pneumatically or mechanically.
  • Support system: Equipped with a seat or a bed, sometimes bathing beds are also attached to the lifting unit (see bathing beds).
  • Accessories: leg straps, wedges, leg support pads, head pads, carrying case, back extension

What needs to be considered when choosing and using?

For the selection the child’s individual needs and the spatial situation should be determined with the correct bathing lifter. It is advisable to find an optimal solution together with the parents, the therapists and the medical supply store. A needs assessment form can be helpful.

Is the aid a benefit of the health / long-term care insurance?

If you are legally insured: Some children’s bathing lifts (product group bathing aids) are listed in the list of medical equipment of the statutory health insurance (GKV). If there is a prescription from a doctor, the aid can be financed by the health insurance.

If you are privately insured: If there is a medical prescription (private prescription), the costs for the aid can be reimbursed by the private health insurance company (PKV) if this has been agreed in the insurance contract. Please ask your private health insurance provider beforehand if necessary. The costs for nursing aids are the same as for the statutory long-term care insurance.


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