A walk in tub is an important safety investment. Falling is the leading cause of injury or death among people aged 65 or older. More falls occur as people get in and out of the bathtub or shower than anywhere else in the home. The most dangerous place for older people with disabilities is the bathroom. Hip fractures among older adults are most often caused by falls. At least one person every day dies from falling in the bathtub or shower. These deaths could have been prevented by having a walk in tub installed in the home.
For seniors who struggle with slippery surfaces and find it difficult to step over traditional tub walls, walk-in bathtubs are a great and safe bathing alternative. With their anti-slip and textured surfaces, low step-in thresholds, molded seats, and grab bars, these tubs are far more physically accessible than traditional bathtubs. However, sometimes the pricing for [...]