Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Transfer to bathtub with assistance
Removal of the front and end plates of the bathtub, a place to sit next to the bathtub and a belt to wear during the transfer make it easier for wheelchair users to transfer to and from the bathtub
The front and end plates of the tub are removed and the tub is painted a pleasant color. A wooden crate is placed on the short end of the tub at the same height as the bathtub. A plastic tarpaulin is placed on the crate.
The user transfers with assistance and uses an EasyBelt, see associated tip. First he transfers to the crate, next he lifts his legs into bathtub and then he moves down into the water.
Removing the front of the bathtub allows the user to come closer to the bathtub. The user sits on the crate during the transfer. The tarpaulin is made of plastic, which makes it easy to slide across it.
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Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.
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