According to statistics corroborated by National Institute on Aging studies, more than a third of people over the age of 65 suffer injuries due to slips and falls each year, and an alarming 81% of these accidents occur during showering and bathing. A top-quality, professionally installed walk-in tub is one of the best preventative measures that can be taken against injuries in the bathroom, which have been found to drastically increase with age.
This specialized and durable home medical equipment is indispensable to aging veterans, with or without disabilities, but may not be affordable for everyone who depends on it for their safety when bathing. Aging and/or disabled veterans as well as their surviving spouses can benefit from financial assistance from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the purchase and installation of a walk-in bathtub. Lets take a closer look at what Veterans Benefits can be used on a walk-in tub.