As the baby boomer generation enters into their golden years, one of the most potentially dangerous rooms in the home is the bathroom. Because of slippery surfaces, stepping over a high barrier to enter the bathtub or shower, low or inaccessible fixtures, scalding water temperatures, and balance instability, this room can prove challenging for an older person to safely navigate.
“Aging in place” involves staying in your home as you grow older, while adapting your environment as needed. Rather than moving to a nursing or residential home, modifying your existing home as you age to suit your evolving needs enables you to safely and comfortably live in a familiar environment without needing to relocate.
However, aging in place can be a practical, affordable, and comfortable solution for many seniors. Making a few adjustments can significantly reduce or eliminate possible risks in your own home. Ella brand single, two-person, wheelchair-accessible, and bariatric walk-in bathtubs are safe, attractive, and luxurious. With features like a textured non-slip floor and low barrier threshold, our walk-in bathtubs are easy to enter. Once inside, a Thermostatic Control Valve regulates temperature and prevents thermal shock as you bathe. The molded acrylic seat provides a comfortable spot to rest, while the pull-out hand shower and preinstalled grab bars allow for convenient maneuvering.
While home improvements can be daunting and time-consuming, ignoring construction issues can lead to dangerous results. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1 in 4 seniors experience falls each year. Many of these accidents lead to minor or serious injuries, or even death. Taking the steps to mitigate these risks is not only smart, but it can actually save money over emergency room expenses, hospital bills, and continued care resulting from an accident.
Ella’s Bubbles is here to help. Since 2005, our mission has been to improve the quality of life through our line of deluxe bathing products for those in unique situations, like seniors, bathers in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, and people with bariatric needs. With our national dealer network and team of honest, friendly, and knowledgeable associates, you can rely on us for the best service and products available. For a free quote or to find out more information about our products, fill out our contact form or give us a call at 1-877-769-1905.