Growing into old age can be difficult. Tasks that once seemed simple and didn’t get a second thought can start to feel surprisingly challenging and sometimes even impossible to do on one’s own.
To help seniors ensure they can live where they choose for as long as they can there are strategies for modifying homes to make them safer and more accessible. Aging in place remodeling is a trend that is making it possible for many seniors to keep living happily in their homes, even when suffering from issues like loss of mobility.
Popular modifications to homes include lower countertops to keep items within reach, ramps and lifts for navigating different levels, safety bars, and most importantly, walk-in bathtubs.
The goal of seniors with impaired mobility wanting to age in place is to maintain or improve quality of life. Regular bathing is an essential if not the most important task needed to lead a healthy, high quality level of independent living.
“Once an elderly person loses the ability to bathe themselves regularly and safely at home, they are forced to consider assisted living facilities or nursing homes,” says Laimonis Magone, CEO, Ella’s Bubbles. “At Ella’s we design walk in tubs that optimize safety and comfort to give seniors with impaired mobility a way keep living in their homes a lot longer.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there were nearly 48 million Americans 65 and over in 2015, a number that is expected to grow to over 70 million for the year 2030. There has never been a better time than to start preparing for the future of one’s quality of living than there is right now.
Over one-third of adults over the age of 65 fall each year and over 80 percent of those falls are in the bathroom. Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs are designed to optimize safety and are easy to use, featuring low thresholds of entry, grab bars, and non-slip floors and seats.
Walk-in tubs come in a number of configurations with customizable features to provide added comfort and a luxurious spa-like bathing experience. Additional features include removable stainless steel doors, patented swivel trays, gravity dual drain technology, therapeutic foot massage, Infusion MicroBubble Therapy and much more.
With a nationwide network of expert resellers and professional installers, Ella’s Bubbles is available to consult with seniors considering a walk-in tub to ensure a seamless integration with their aging in places strategies.