It’s no secret that bathtubs can be very dangerous. Slipping and falling in bathtubs is very common, particularly among the elderly. It’s been estimated that one in four Americans that are over the age of 65 have a fall each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults, so it’s no wonder that safety in and around bathtubs is of such importance. A common and effective alternative to traditional tubs are walk-in tubs. Specifically
Like it or not, you and your family spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Between nightly baths and frequent trips to use the toilet, there’s a lot of foot traffic coming in and out of this relatively small space. Considering how frequently the bathroom is used, and the slippery (and often wet) surfaces, it’s quite easy to understand how frequent accidents may occur.
Having a walk-in bathtub in your home has many advantages. Regardless of ability, a walk-in tub can increase your relaxation and comfort when you’re soaking in the tub. Because you’re not sloshing water all over the bathroom floor every time you get in and out, your bathroom will actually be safer as well. With such a great investment in your home, you should be careful to care for it properly. Here are some things you can do to keep your walk-in tub
As we age, our bodies change with the years. Decreases in flexibility, mobility, and balance can make bathing challenging, or even unsafe in some cases. That’s why step-in bathtubs can be a great solution to help reduce the possibility of injuries among seniors. But that’s not all. The tubs offer a number of other benefits as well. Here are the top five reasons to consider a step-in tub for your bathroom.
Personal hygiene is extremely important at any age, but taking care of yourself becomes more essential than ever as you age. Privacy becomes a very personal issue during a time when you, or you loved ones, are trying to maintain as much independence as possible.
After 1500 days, 50,000 air miles, 40 tubs, hundreds of lives changed, Safe Step is celebrating 4 years of Safe Step Cares. Started 4 years ago, Safe Step Cares was created as a program of giving. Able to change lives of those that need it the most. Here is a look back at some of those wonderful people Safe Step was able to help.
Earlier this year, Karmen Vance in our corporate office received a call from Mike Rollins, a veteran in Valdosta, Georgia. He was interested in buying a tub to ease his pain and to give him and his wife some much needed independence. He was injured in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2003, is legally blind and suffers from TBI, PTSD, and severe gate loss and has to wear compression bandages which includes gloves, sleeves, and stockings. He also must
Kaitlyn Weaver is Alabaster, Alabama’s angel, a 9-year-old fashionista and fighter. The bright colors she wears matches her bright personality. She likes to sing and color but most of all, she likes cheerleading, even if it is done while in a wheelchair, which it has been lately. That is because she suffers from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and Von Willebrand disease, the female version of hemophilia. She is under the care of 9 doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, does chemotherapy weekly
It began with a Facebook post, a long shot request from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Designated Coordinator Becky Narveson to Minneapolis-based Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. of Minnesota. In her request, Ms. Narveson told the story of four incredible ladies, all with intellectual disabilities, who have lived together for more than 30 years. The women are cared for 24 hours a day, but their needs have become more challenging recently. Their one outstanding need: a safe way to take