Bath lifts lower the user into the water and then raise him or her out when the bath is over. Bath lifts provide seniors and those with mobility problems with a feeling of independence and safety. Most bath lifts do not require skilled installation and they can be removed when not in use, leaving the bath free for other users. When purchasing a bath lift, a few tips to note: -a bath lift should be sturdy, whether it is a folding, traveling type, or a more permanent style -reclining styles of bath lifts allow the user to select the most comfortable position, whereas non-reclining bath lift styles limit the user to a sitting position with the legs outstretched -bath lifts can either be water powered or battery powered, but most are battery operated. When choosing a battery operated bath lift, consider getting a system that will not lower the seat unless the battery has enough power to raise the seat back up.