Better Health Through Bathing: Dry Skin
One of the most common skin problems in seniors is dry, flaky skin, affecting approximately 75% of the elderly population. Although this is a normal part of aging, it’s still an area of concern. Dry skin is itchy, interferes with daily tasks, particularly in colder weather, and is prone to bacterial infections, especially ones that are difficult to heal. It can also cause embarrassing issues such as flaking on clothes, causing others to judge and overreact.
Proper bathing is one of the best ways to treat dry skin issues, but this is difficult for the elderly. Lifting a bad hip over the tub to get in can be agony and there’s always the risk of falling over in a slippery tub. However, many seniors who felt as though the days of soft, supple skin were behind them have found relief in walk-in tubs and the many therapeutic benefits they provide.
Here are a few ways Safe Step Walk-In Tubs can help seniors with dry, flaky skin:
Safe Step Walk-In Tubs are designed with features that specifically help seniors’ needs. Each Safe Step Walk-In Tub has ten oxygen-infused jets to help remove dead skin flakes and restore the natural moisture needed for healthy, replenished skin. The jets target every single area of the body, even hard to reach places, so all the focus can go towards enjoying the relaxing experience.
The heating pads in each of our tubs make sure that the bathing session is warm and consistent, and that the skin isn’t stressed by temperature changes in the water. The heating pads also have a shut-off feature to prevent overheating, which is just one of the many safety features that Safe Step Walk-In Tubs incorporates to take care of the elderly’s needs.
Each Safe Step Walk-In Tub has a built-in cleaning system to ensure the water is free from bacterial and fungi. This means that there is a significant reduction in skin infection risk than in a regular tub, with absolutely no extra maintenance required.
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Refreshed skin can give seniors a feeling comfort they haven’t experienced in years. In addition to reduced infection risk, better skin can improve the elderly’s self-esteem, make it easier to perform daily tasks - even in colder weather - and reduce potential embarrassment when it comes to social interactions.
Safe Step Walk-In Tubs is the brand that seniors have trust to take care of their bathing needs for year. Our mission is to restore hygiene, health and well-being. For more information on how a Safe Step Walk-In Tub can take care of your dry, flaky skin, visit the home page or call (800) 346-6616 for a consultation.
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Regardless of your age or mobility challenges, a safe, stress-free bathing experience is within your reach. With Safe Step Walk-In Tubs and walk-in showers, you’ll never have to compromise on your cleanliness, safety, or independence again. Schedule your free consultation today. A Safe Step specialist is waiting to speak with you.