Who Needs A Walk-In Tub?
Are you looking for a safer more independent way to bathe? Walk-In tubs are an excellent choice when looking to accommodate the needs of seniors, the disabled, people with limited mobility, and anybody who may have difficulty stepping in and out of the bathtub. As people get older they often have a difficult time performing everyday tasks. Many individuals find themselves needing assistance with getting in and out of the bathtub. Many Florida homeowners consider the bathtub to be one of the most dangerous places in their home. This is especially true for many individuals who are older and have a difficult time stepping over and into a standard bathtub. This task can be even more dangerous when the tub is wet, you could find yourself losing your balance, slipping, and falling. In this article we are going to discuss when it may be time to switch to a walk-in tub.
When is it time to switch to a walk-in bathtub?
Should you invest in a walk-in tub now or later? A walk-in tub is not only an investment for your home, it’s an investment in your personal safety. Walk in tubs can be a great solution for many individuals who may be looking for a safer more independent way to bathe. With a low step entry threshold of a few inches, getting in and out of the walk in tub is quite easy. You can literally walk right in and sit down. In the section below we are going to discuss a few factors that may help you determine the best time for you to switch from a standard bathtub to a safer walk-in tub.
If you are starting to experience limited mobility or steadiness on your feet choosing to switch to a walk in tub is a perfect choice. Walk in tubs are specially designed to make your bathing safe and comfortable. Seniors of the age of 65, and those with disabilities are at the greatest risk for falling. After a fall there is often an injury, sometimes a bruise or bump and other times falls often lead to broken bones such as the hip. We suggest to switch to a walk in tub before you experience any of these things. Prevention is key when it comes to falling. The uniquely designed floor of the tub is specially made for people who may have gait unsteadiness. Unlike your normal tub the walk in tub has features that will help keep you safe instead of putting you at risk. Walk in tubs top the charts with the safest ways to bathe and are also incredibly luxurious.
Safety should always be the first priority. If you have difficulty standing up or sitting down or if you are concerned that you might fall while bathing it’s time for a walk in tub. There are many reasons why one would want a walk in tub but safety is definitely the most important reason. Models range from 37 to 47 inches tall. The added wall height provides another safety measure for those who may be unsteady on their feet. It greatly reduces the risk of falling and the lever on the door is convenient and easy to use. People who have chronic pain and other health conditions that limit their mobility love the option of a walk in tub. The safety and comfort it provides is like a haven of rest and relaxation. The built in chair is specially designed for comfort and safety. The specially designed seat is at chair level making it very easy to get in and out of the tub. The step is very small and the grab bars allow you to help keep yourself steady while moving in and out of the tub. The specially designed textured floor is made to prevent slipping and falling. People who may have fallen in the past in the standard tub or shower can be assured that the wet floor they are stepping on is safe. Every feature of this tub has been specially designed to help individuals who may have limited mobility.
Independence. One of the top things that we hear frequently is ” I want to maintain my independence, I want to bathe myself without assistance.” Walk in tubs can provide this peace and comfort to those who may be struggling with mobility. Age and medical conditions can make it difficult to step in and out of a regular tub. Getting up out of a standard tub can be an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. The specially designed shower wand makes it easy for anyone to bathe and rinse themselves. Limited mobility doesn’t have to take away your dignity and self esteem. A walk in tub can provide a peaceful and fulfilling experience to those who are struggling with mobility issues.
Walk in tubs provide a very convenient and luxurious way to bathe. With several luxurious features the walk in tub is simple and easy to use. There is no pulling and pushing on knobs and doors. Jets are strategically located in the tub to assist with personal hygienic needs. Jets are also located throughout the tub assuring each bath is a spa experience. For those who are suffering from arthritis joint stiffness in their hands this is a perfect choice. The front door conveniently swings inward or outward depending on the model you choose. The molded seat is extremely comfortable, safe, and the speed drain allows for quick emptying. Just about anyone can enjoy the luxury and therapeutic options of a walk in tub. Each standard walk in tub has a depth of approximately 2.5 feet compared to the nearly 1 foot of the standard bathtube. The depth of the tub provides a relaxing spa like experience.
When it comes to buying a safer more comfortable walk-in tub in Florida there are two popular styles to choose from. The style of the walk-in tub is usually determined by the way in which the tub door opens and closes. The inswing walk-in tub and outswing walk-in tub are two of the most common tub styles. Both walk-in tubs come as a standard soaking tub with an attached shower wand. Both walk-in tubs can be customized to suit your needs with additional therapeutic options like, hydrotherapy (Air Spa Bubble Massage and/or Whirlpool Massage) as well as aromatherapy & chromotherapy. The walk-in tub style that you install will depend on the size and layout of your bathroom as well as your personal needs. Both walk-in tubs are an excellent choice for Florida homeowners looking for a walk-in tub that can be built-in or freestanding and utilizes less space.