Senior Bathing – The Benefits of Buying a Walk-in Tub

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Are you planning on remodeling your bathroom so that it can fit your specific needs? If so, have you considered the many advantages of purchasing a walk-in tub yet?

With over 10 million Americans every year suffering from painful falls due to slipping in the tub or shower, it’s no wonder walk-in tubs have become so popular with seniors and those living with disabilities and limited mobility. In addition to providing amazing safety and stability features for entering and exiting the bathtub area, walk-in baths also offer unassisted bathing with many great features that make bathing easier, safer, more enjoyable, and more luxurious than ever before. From air bubbles for soothing relaxation to extended soaking periods for relieving sore muscles, these specially designed tubs are being chosen by homeowners everywhere as a secure way to bathe comfortably, and most importantly – unassisted, in their own homes.

These jetted bathtubs provide a number of health benefits that can greatly improve your quality of life. However, walk-in tubs are about much more than luxury and comfort with a safe and accessible design. The air and/or water jets of these tubs have been proven to help ease the symptoms of arthritis, back problems, circulatory diseases, diabetes, muscle cramps, osteoarthritis, weakness, and various injuries.

Adjustable Jets for Hydro Massage

The adjustable back jets and hydro massage system of our walk-in bathtubs help to ease back pain and increase flexibility in your major muscles. The air massage system provides the therapy of thousands of tiny massages all over your body with the perfect preheated temperature to gently ease pain from your feet to your neck. In addition to the benefits of relaxation and pain relief, the movements also ease inflammation while boosting blood circulation and strengthening your immune system. Hydrostatic Pressure The combination of massaging action, weightlessness, and whirlpool jets helps to loosen tight muscles and ease pain all over your body by releasing endorphins.

Safe Bathing With Low Entry

Low entryway to accommodate bathers with knee and hip problems Large grip bar for added safety Moveable showerhead can be used in the tub or like a traditional shower Oversized handle with ergonomic design is easy to grip Slip resistant floor helps prevent accidents Thermostatic mixing valve Watertight door opens and closes easily.

Walk-in Bathtub’s Unassisted Bathing Options

Most people take an unassisted, private bathing experience for granted. For those with limited mobility, however, it is something that has become a luxury, or even an impossibility. Seniors can especially appreciate the act of an independent bathing experience, but with standard bathtubs, this is unfortunately not possible for many. The bathroom has become a place of peril, and some choose to avoid it with the thought of slippery surfaces and unsteady feet not boding well at all.

Statistics indicate that 33% of people over the age of 65 falls in the bathtub each year, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), “Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries”.

In correlation with this, recent surveys done by the American Association of Retired Persons ( AARP ) concluded that, if you fall and sustain a serious injury, there is a 66% chance of recurring falls and injury.

Falling on a slippery surface is extremely dangerous ( especially for the elderly ) and runs the risk of:

  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractured or broken bones

Non-slip surfaces, safety grab bars, and low thresholds are only some of the modern bariatric features which set a walk-in tub apart. These features are specifically designed to help eliminate your chances of having a bathroom blunder.

Bathroom safety is the top priority for some and this is arguably the #1 reason why so many homes now have a walk-in tub.