GET A FREE QUOTE NOW










    By clicking the “Submit" button above, I hereby expressly consent to be contact by email, telephone calls, and/or SMS messages via automated technology from or on behalf of Safe Step Walk-In Tub, LLC at the telephone number I provided, including my cellular number, even if I am on the corporate, State, or Federal Do-Not-Call list. If I wish to not be contacted, I may unsubscribe from any emails or ask to be removed from their contact lists at any time.

    Prefer to speak to someone? Call (800) 346-6616

    Choosing the Right Walk-In Tub for Your Mobility Issues

    Woman in Robe Turning on Water in Safe-Step Tub

    Written By: Safe Step Tub

    February 24, 2020

    When you have mobility issues, getting in and out of a traditional bathtub can be difficult. Sometimes, it can be downright impossible. To fix this problem, many homeowners are installing walk-in bathtubs. These bathtubs for the elderly and disabled are safe and comfortable and give people back the freedom to take a bath without help.

    If you’re interested in one of these bathtubs for you or someone you love, keep reading for buying tips to choose the right walk-in bathtub.

    Research the Different Models

    Walk-in bathtubs aren’t one-size-fits-all. There are various models used for different purposes. Learn about the kinds of walk-in tubs that are available so you can choose the one that will fit your needs best. The first thing you want to consider is the size of the person using the bathtub. A petite individual with a small bathroom can easily get away with a cube-shaped walk-in tub. These tubs are comfortable and a great choice for smaller people.

    Sometimes mobility issues happen because of bariatric problems. These problems can cause people to experience significant weight gain. Larger individuals will be more comfortable in tubs that allow you to enter and exit through a door.

    Another thing to consider when installing a walk-in tub is if you use any assistive devices such as wheelchairs. For people who use wheelchairs, it’s important to choose a tub that doesn’t have a shower lip. The chair should be able to roll right into the walk-in tub with no obstructions. This ensures a safe bathing experience.

    Senior bathtubs should also be installed without a shower lip. The elderly can experience balance issues, and a shower lip can cause dangerous slip and fall accidents.

    If you or your loved one prefers a bathtub/shower combo, you’re in luck. There are bathtubs with shower connections for people who want the best of both worlds.

    The bottom line is that you want to research all the walk-in tub and shower models available to find the one that works best for you or your loved one’s mobility issues.

    Choose a Tub That’s Built to Last

    Regardless of the model you select, it’s important to do your research and choose a well-built tub that’s built to last. You don’t even have to have mobility issues right now before investing in one of these bathtubs. The benefit of installing a walk-in tub before you need one is that you’re prepared.

    Many people are choosing to age in place. They don’t want to be uprooted from their homes and enter a care facility that doesn’t feel like home. However, they have special needs that make it difficult to complete daily tasks like bathing. Installing a walk-in bathtub prepares your home when you’re ready to make this transition.

    Consult with Professionals

    Another great way to choose the right walk-in tub for your mobility issues is to speak with customer representatives. Speaking directly with the company is the best way to get your questions answered by people who know the product.

    Woman Taking Bath in Safe-Step Tub

    To learn more about bathtubs for seniors or anyone with mobility issues, contact the friendly customer service representatives at Safe Step Walk-In Company at (800) 346-6616.

    You may also like…

    Pros and Cons of a Walk-in Tub

    Pros and Cons of a Walk-in Tub

    When making any purchase—especially a large one—you likely take a moment to consider the pros and cons of buying that item. You weigh the expense against the benefits it will provide to you and consider the possible drawbacks of purchasing it. Walk-in tubs are no...

    Tips on Choosing the Best Walk-in Tub

    Tips on Choosing the Best Walk-in Tub

    For many, getting a walk-in bathtub is an absolute necessity to remain safe and independent while bathing. But deciding to invest in a walk-in tub is just the first step. There are many types of tubs with various features available, and you’ll need to consider several...

    Walk-in Tub-Buying 101 to Ease Your Purchase

    Walk-in Tub-Buying 101 to Ease Your Purchase

    It's typical with any large purchase to feel a little bit of anxiety over moving forward—mostly if you've never made this kind of investment before. You'll probably wonder if you're making the right choice, worry about whether or not you've found the best deal, and...