Children with aging parents are choosing Age in Place remodeling to prevent injuries at home.
Getting older can be tough. Accomplishing tasks at home that used to seem simple can become more challenging, especially when dealing with loss of mobility. Not only that, without taking proper precautions to make the home safer, living independently as a senior can be downright dangerous.
To help aging seniors live safely and longer in the comfort of their own homes, children of these seniors look to home amenity products designed specially to make navigating the home much safer and easier. Perhaps the most common place to start updating safety features is the bathroom, due to the increased danger posed by slick surfaces when entering and exciting the tub or shower. Bathing is an essential activity needed to stay clean and healthy. Installing walk-in bathtubs makes it possible for seniors to bathe safely again at home.
“Here at Ella’s Bubbles we frequently consult children with aging parents that are looking to install a walk-in tub to make their lives safer, more independent and easier,” says Laimonis Magone, CEO, Ella’s Bubbles. “It’s no myth that seniors want to live in their own homes for as long as they can, and walk-in tubs make that a reality by preventing serious or life threatening injuries from major slips and falls.”
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3 million older people are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries each year, many occurring in the bathroom. In fact, the CDC anticipates that by 2030, the U.S. can expect a rate of at least 7 older adult deaths caused by falls every hour.
That is why it is important to equip bathrooms with walk-in tubs before serious falls occur. Investing in a walk-in tub now doesn’t only prevent debilitating injuries, it also prevents the massive medical costs from ongoing treatment for major fall related injuries. In fact, more than $50 billion in medical costs was spent on fall related injuries in 2015 alone, according to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Ella’s Bubbles designs walk-in bathtubs and bathroom accessories designed to make bathing for seniors as safe as possible, while also focusing on comfort and luxury. Ella’s believes everyone, especially seniors, deserve a bathing ritual built around relaxation and cleansing the mind and body simultaneously.
“Ella’s Bubbles works with a nationwide network of knowledgeable resellers and expert installers to help find the right walk-in tub to suit your aging parents’ needs,” says Magone. “With a wide range of sizes and configurations, our affordable tubs can fit in nearly any home.
With exciting and unique accessories and features like removable stainless steel doors, patented swivel trays, gravity dual drain technology, therapeutic foot massage, Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy and more, Ella’s walk-in tubs are meant to provide optimum comfort, safety and elegance any time.
About Ella’s Bubbles
Founded in 2005 by Laimonis Magone, Ella’s Bubbles is a Chicago-based (OEM) manufacturer of acrylic walk in tubs and a nationally distributed manufacturer of private label accessible shower stalls and gel coat walk in tubs. Since its foundation, Ella’s has been at the forefront of acrylic walk in tub development, production, and distribution in North America.