Why Use a Walk-In Tub?
- Combats Limited Mobility
Walk-in tubs can be a great solution if your mobility is impaired. It is quite quick and easy to get in and out of a fresh walk-in bath with a small entrance threshold of several inches. You can walk in and sit down comfortably. Those who are elderly or disabled use walkers, scooters or wheelchairs in their homes. To keep their bathing needs as simple and as enjoyable as possible, having a safe sit-down tub is an excellent choice. Others are concerned about falling and have problems climbing the high edge of conventional bathtubs. Leading suppliers have accessible wheelchair bathrooms with a swinging outer door.
- Therapy, relaxation, and support
For many years, the use of water to treat pain has been a proven medical concept. Advanced hydrotherapy, including therapeutic air and hot tub jets, can be used for walk-in baths. Such systems can alleviate pain and discomfort by combining heat, buoyancy, and massage. Most sit-down tub customers deal with circulatory problems, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and much more. The hot water relaxes tight muscles and stimulates the release of natural painkilling endorphins. These items are also special because they are twice the depth of the conventional tubs and allow the bather to take a fully dipped soak rather than just the flow of the shower.
- Safety and independence
The Center for Disease Control reported on the cost of falls among older adults. Such costs are expected to rise as the boomer generation continues to grow. The frequent falls in the bathroom are an important issue for the rapidly aging population. These are staggering statistics. For example, for a falling injury, the average hospital cost is $35,000.