Do you ever worry about your parents, grandparents, or any elderly loved ones getting hurt entering or exiting their slippery shower or tub? Well here I’m going to discuss the benefits of having a walk in tub installed for their safety and your peace of mind.
Walk in tubs are a great and extremely safe option for the elderly and disabled, while also providing them with a luxurious experience. But what exactly makes walk in tubs safe, as opposed to a regular bathtub? And how do they differ from regular showers/tubs? Safety tubs require less space than regular tubs and offer greater stability. The non skid floors allow the user easier access in and out of the tub, while greatly lessening the risks of falls or injuries. These safety tubs also feature a door that either opens inwards or outwards depending on your personal preference. When the door is shut, its seams are closed with a water tight seam which forms the basin of the bathtub. Safety tubs include comfortable built in seating (while also giving the option to stand if preferred) and is a great feature for those who are unable to stand. A hand held shower head is also provided for those who prefer showering. It is important to remember to leave the drain unplugged while showering allowing all the water to drain. If taking a bath, the water inside the tub will need to be drained before exiting.
Safety rails are an essential security feature that is installed on the sides and front of the safety tub, as well as on the outside of the tub (additional rails can also be installed upon customer’s request)
These safety tubs not only create a safer bathing experience, but also provide users with a sense of independence and (No more waiting for bathing assistance). Also, Lets not forget to mention the hydro massage system included inside these tubs! (Think hot water jets massaging your backside). Safety tubs overall are a better option for the elderly and disabled because they are especially designed with their safety and comfort in mind.