Walk In Tub for Seniors to Remain Living Independently
The bathtub is one of the main reasons seniors are forced into assisted living or nursing homes. You can hire someone to come in and clean the house. You can get services to deliver food. But when it comes to helping seniors in and out of the bathtub, there is no service to assist them. In regard to senior independent living, bathtubs are a serious issue.
Bathrooms are where the elderly fall and often can’t get back up. When it becomes to difficult to swinging a leg over a 22-inch wall to get in and out of the tub. They slip on wet tile, scald themselves because they get confused about the shower temperature dial, and eventually start to skip bathing altogether. Showers are just as difficult and dangerous.
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Bathtub design has not changed much since the early 1700s; showers haven’t changed much since the early 1800s.
Solution: A Walk In Tub for Seniors
It only took enough people to have a similar issue before someone came up with a great solution for it. So we now are in the renovation stages of walk-in bathtubs. Shower grip rails can also be installed to make it easier to maneuver.
Something to consider when looking at walk in tubs is whether the door should swing inward or outward. This could depend on how much space is available in your bathroom. Either way, the tub has rails to help you get up from sitting position.
Falls are the second-leading cause of injury or death and the most common cause of hospital trauma visits. One of every three adults 65 or older suffers a fall each year. And of those who fall, two thirds may fall again within six months. That home we all want to stay in is where the majority of falls occur.
Ella’s nation wide authorized resellers and professional installer network provides walk in tub installation services throughout the USA. If you have a question about walk in tubs for your home, talk with one of our certified installers for more information.Call Ella’s Bubbles at 800-480-6850 o contact us to speak with an expert or to schedule a walk in bath installation in your home today.