From Bill Ingram, Founder and President of Versa Bath
The Versa Bath Seat™ was developed because of the need to get my aging father in and out of the bathtub. Even as his health began to fail, he had a strong desire to remain in his home rather than move into an assisted living facility. My father’s caregivers were unable to lift him into the tub and I sustained a back injury while lifting him. I was determined to create a transfer style bath seat that could benefit individuals who needed assistance for various reasons. There was no product on the market that was lightweight, affordable, adjustable, portable and required no assembly. Another consideration addressed in the design is the addition of the bidet feature that further enables individuals to bathe unassisted.
The Versa Bath Seat™ is the only bath seat with an available bidet. With assistance of Auburn University, NASA engineers, design engineers and mold and plastic experts, the Versa Bath Seat™ was patented after five years of computer-aided-design cycles and prototype models. The Versa Bath Seat™ was tested by Intertek and meets ADA requirements. It is approved by the VA for purchase for their patients. At this time we are working toward having the Versa Bath Seat™ approved by Medicare/ Medicaid.
The Versa-Bath Seat™ is the only seat in the industry that offers a bidet-like system creating water flow from the seat bottom to assist in the cleaning of private areas, increasing the user’s comfort and maintaining self-respect, privacy and dignity by providing complete and unassisted hygiene.
I didn’t think I would ever need the Versa Bath Seat™ myself, but as I’ve gotten older, I now have two of them in my home. As the old saying goes, I own the company, but I’m also a customer!