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Should You Install a Walk-In Tub with Shower Combo?

The question of whether to install a walk-in tub and shower is one that anyone living long-term in a home will have to face eventually. The reasons are varied, but all come down to one reality: navigating into traditional tubs and showers requires a dexterity that some no longer possess. That said, the “why” is not as important as the “whether” and here are some guidelines to help you decide if installing shower tub combos is a good idea. Where […]

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Comparison: Walk in Shower vs Shower Tub Combo

One question that perplexes a lot of people who are remodeling their bathrooms is whether to go with a tub or a shower or a combo of both. Tubs and showers may not seem to be that challenging, but making the right decision can have a lasting impact for a very long time. If you’re debating going with just a shower, a bathtub shower, or just a bathtub, here are some things to consider. What You Have Now Sticking with […]

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Optimizing Bathroom Space with a Tub to Shower Conversion

If you’re elderly, have trouble getting into a bathtub, are looking to stay in your home a little longer, or just feel your current bathtub/shower arrangement takes up too much space, looking at walk-in bathtub showers is one option that is open to you. More convenient than traditional, walk-in shower units, a walk-in shower and bath combo is easy to access and takes up very little space. Below are several reasons why this solution might be the best for your […]

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Senior-Friendly Bathroom Renovation Ideas

As people age, many things get tougher. Seniors can begin to have trouble doing things like using a restroom, both to relieve themselves and bathe themselves. There are some changes you can make to a bathroom to make it easier for seniors to use. Physical Accessibility Moving is one of the first things many seniors have trouble with. Pain and stiffness make getting from one place to another a hassle. Some need a cane, walker, or wheelchair to help them […]

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Bath and Shower Combo

When you’re upgrading your bathroom, nothing is as important as determining what kind of shower, tub, or bath and shower combo you want installed. There are so many varieties of tub and shower combinations, that it can become confusing. Furthermore, if you have an elderly member of the household, or someone with limited mobility, the type of shower or tub you choose can have a tremendous impact on their quality of life. Here are a few things to consider when […]

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Beautiful Bathroom Upgrades for the Ages

Beautiful Bathroom Upgrades for the Ages According to Consumer Reports, nearly 235,000 people visit the emergency room every year due to slip and fall injuries in the bathroom. Despite this, most people want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and this desire only increases the older people get. However, if your 90-year-old grandmother hasn’t updated the home in a while, the bathroom may be stuck in the 80s or an earlier bygone era. Help create a classic […]

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6 Senior Friendly Bathroom Ideas

According to a report by the National Institute on Aging, one-third of all seniors over the age of 65 suffer from a fall every year, and the large majority of these falls occurring in the bathroom. There are many reasons that a senior might fall in the bathroom and get injured, but slippery and cluttered floors and a lack of tools installed to safeguard them from falls are a few among the many. Having a walk-in shower bath combo installed […]

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Healing Benefits of Walk-In Bathtubs

Since ancient times, warm water has been used to improve healing and treat a wide variety of diseases. Today, modern science is proving the amazing healing abilities of warm baths. And what better way to soak than in a safe secure walk-in tub in your own home? Arthritis Relief Almost 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation states that warm water stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and joints, keeping them more flexible and comfortable. Soaking in warm […]

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How Are Walk-In Bath Tubs Beneficial For Seniors?

Approximately 80 percent of falls occur in the bathroom and oftentimes, they happen when entering or exiting the bathtub. Walk in bathtubs for seniors have proven to be one of the safest alternatives to assure their safety. Here’s how walk-in bathtubs are beneficial for seniors. What Are Walk-In Bathtubs and How Do They Work? Walk in bathtubs are equipped with doors that open up so that you do not have to step over the edge of a conventional bathtub. These are safer […]

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Three Technologies to Make A Caregiver’s Life Easier

  Three Technologies to Make A Caregiver’s Life Easier Every day, millions of Americans spends their days in the role of caregiver. In fact, it is estimated that over 65 million Americans are non-professional caregivers, usually family members who are looking after a loved on. While the experience can be wonderful and rewarding, it’s not without difficulties. The nature of caregiving is emotionally and physically demanding, and breaks and time off is rare. Thankfully, modern technology has been able to […]

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