Walk in tubs are an excellent solution for people looking for safer and easier ways to bathe or soak. A majority of people who obtain injuries in residential settings are people who lack safety accessibility equipment in their bathrooms. According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons, people who fall and sustain such injuries are 66 percent likely to fall and get injured again. The walk-in tub idea has been a relief for most people who are looking for ways where they can enjoy their privacy as they take a bath, without the fear of falling or sustaining injuries, which could be fatal.
Why do you need a walk in tubs?
Combating limited mobility
Walk-in tubs have a low-entry threshold, which makes them perfect for aging adults and individuals with limited mobility. Instead of relying on walkers or wheelchairs, walk-in tubs can be installed to make their bathing experience safe, convenient, and enjoyable. Getting in and out of the walk-in tub should be easy. Once the walk in tub is installed, there’s no need to worry about the risk of trips or falls, which usually happen on high-edged traditional tubs. Walk-in tubs should be as safe to use as ADA-compliant seats and safety grab bars are present to ensure that the user is protected and comfortable while taking a bath.
Managing one’s hygiene can be a challenging task for aging adults. Modern walk in tubs are configured to make bathing a pleasurable chore. Hard to reach areas of the body can be cleaned, thanks to walk in tubs that are built for convenience. The new models come with bidet to help elders and individuals with mobility issues maintain good hygiene habits.
Hydrotherapy is a medical concept of using water to cure pain. Some walk in tubs can be configured with hydrotherapy features, such as whirlpool jets or therapeutic air. Hydrotherapy relieves joint pain, muscle aches, and fatigue. Investing in walk-in tubs with hydrotherapy features is a wise move if you have medical problems, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. It is known that warm water has the power to ease pain by relaxing tight muscles, addressing joint pains, promoting blood circulation, and relieving stress.
Most people overlook the fact that walk in tubs are not just good for deep soaking. They are also great for taking a shower, either standing or sitting. Walk in tub sellers have a wide range of faucet sets that come with extendable shower heads. Hand-held shower heads are flexible enough to let you bathe in a seated position giving you the pleasure to deeply soak yourself in the water.
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