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Investing in Fall Prevention at Home Could Save Seniors the Burden of Large Medical Costs Down the Road
Injuries as a result of falls at home can result in unbearable costs for senior citizens, but with the proper changes at home, such as adding an Ella walk-in tub, the risks can be greatly decreased
When it comes to fall related injuries for seniors the statistics are startling, with more than one in four people over the age of 65 experiencing a fall each year. Many times those falls could have been prevented, as it is estimated that 30 to 50 percent of such falls are occurring due to environmental causes such as slippery or uneven surfaces.
With the number of seniors in the U.S. drastically increasing each year, it’s important to begin to prepare by making changes at home that can greatly decrease the risk of falls, allowing for happier and healthier lifestyles for those in their golden years. This can be as simple as doing things like increasing lighting for better visibility, getting rid of clutter or adding area rugs to cover smooth flooring.
Being proactive prior to suffering a fall that could result in serious injury is incredibly important, as the medical costs that result from a bad fall can be staggering. In fact, The National Council of Aging (NCOA) estimates that the financial toll of fall related injuries could reach $67.7 billion by the year 2020, a more than $18 billion increase since 2015.
One of the highest risk areas of the home is the bathroom. According to the NCOA, nearly 80 percent of falls at home occur in the bathroom. This statistic is frightening since bathing is so important for staying clean and healthy, but can be dangerous since floors and surfaces can become quite slippery around the tub or shower.
Unfortunately, some who consider making changes choose not to due to the time and money associated with renovating their homes. However, making an investment in a safer living environment sooner rather than later can have very real lasting benefits.
“Walk-in bathtubs are a smart investment for seniors looking to prevent serious falls at home,” says Laimonis Magone, CEO, Ella’s Bubbles.”Investing in a state-of-the-art walk-in tub from Ella’s Bubbles now, could save thousands in crippling medical bills down the road.”
Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs are designed with safety and comfort at top of mind. Constructed with low step in threshold, a textured slip resistant floor, and a swinging door for ease of entry. All Ella tubs come equipped with grab bars to enhance stability and balance. Walk-in tubs make bathing at home easier, and much safer.
In addition to safer bathing, walk-in tubs can provide an added level of comfort and offer therapeutic benefits that can help seniors with existing ailments such as sore muscles, arthritis and lower back pain. Walk-in tubs equipped with air and water jets can provide relaxing massages to soothe and relax areas affected by such issues. Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs outfitted with heated seats and back rests can also help increase blood flow to help reduce lower back pain.
To learn more about the health and safety benefits of investing in a walk-in tub now contact Ella’s Bubbles now.
About Ella’s Bubbles
Founded in 2005, Ella’s Bubbles is a Chicago-based (OEM) manufacturer of acrylic walk in tubs and a national distributor of private label accessible showers. Since its foundation, Ella’s has been at the forefront of acrylic walk in tub development, production, and distribution in North America.