As we age, personal safety in our homes becomes a top priority – especially for seniors who live alone. There comes the point where the desire to live independently collides with our need for assistance in day to day tasks. Luckily, there are more options for seniors who wish to live independently for longer, including walk-in tubs. Walk-in bathtubs make bathing safer and more relaxing for seniors.
Avoid Slips and Falls
Getting in and out of the bath or shower can be hazardous. The risk of slipping and falling during bathing activities is high for seniors. Walk-in tubs provide a low threshold that is easy to step over, grab bars for extra stability, and anti-slip material on the floor and seat of the tub. The design of the door allows for easy closure from a sitting position and can be adjusted for the left, or right hand, so arthritic joints can still operate the tub with ease.
Ease Joint Pain
Hydrotherapy is great for arthritic joints. Massaging jets and steamy, warm water will melt away pain and help you relax. You can also add a heated seat and heated back for additional pain relief.
Continue Living Independently
For many seniors, living independently is vital to their mental well-being. Walk-in tubs help create a safer environment within your home, so you don’t have to worry about slipping and falling in the tub when you’re home alone.