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    Why You Should Consider Installing a Walk-in Tub

    Walk in Baths

    Written By: Brandi Vun

    September 11, 2021

    When you think of walk-in tubs, do you think that they’re for those who are handicapped or disabled? If so, it’s time to change your thinking. Walk-in tubs benefit many people, and most of them do not have a disability. These accessible bathtubs are ideal for senior citizens who experience naturally declining mobility later in life. Here are a few reasons you should consider installing a walk-in tub in your home.

    Improved Safety

    The primary benefit of a walk-in tub is safety. Traditional bathtubs can be a hazard for those who have reduced mobility. The high bathtub walls, low seated position, and slippery surfaces can make it easy for senior citizens to fall when entering and exiting the tub, or to simply become stuck in that low seated position.

    Walk-in tubs have built-in safety features that combat these issues, including a low entry step, accessible upright seat, an anti-slip surface, and grab bars for added support. These features help to prevent slips and falls, making it safer to bathe on your own.

    Greater Independence

    If you’ve noticed that you struggle to get in and out of the tub, you may have taken to asking for help with this. While this does improve safety, it also takes away some of your privacy and independence, especially if you live alone. In those situations, you would have to wait for someone to come over to help you in and out of the tub, which can be very frustrating. But when you have a safer bathing option that’s easier for you to access, you can bathe independently once again without fear.

    Comfort Features

    While the primary purpose of a walk-in tub is to provide you with added safety, that’s not all it does. Our walk-in tubs include many luxury features that improve the comfort of your tub, including the following:

    • Hydrotherapy jets
    • Aromatherapy chamber
    • Heated seat and backrest
    • Air therapy system

    These features make your daily bath into a personal spa experience. You’ll wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner.

    Better Water Immersion

    As we mentioned earlier, the low seated position in a bathtub is difficult for many with reduced mobility to get into and out of. But in addition to this, you can’t properly immerse yourself in the water while sitting upright; if you want to submerge your body, you have to recline and slide down into an even more difficult position to get out of, which can be dangerous.

    Walk-in tubs fill up higher, immersing your body more fully than sitting in a standard tub. While it won’t cover you completely, walk-in tubs also include a handheld showerhead that allows you to spray your head and shoulders as needed while bathing.

    If you’ve ever considered a walk-in tub, but hesitated because you thought they were for disabled people, we invite you to reach out to Safe Step Tub. We’ll tell you more about how you can benefit from walk-in tub installation and help you select a tub that meets your needs.

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