The Benefits of Walk-in Tubs for Seniors
Taking care of your own hygiene is a huge source of independence for many people. As long as you can take care of yourself, you feel good. Showers and tubs, even for younger people, can be dangerous because of slips, trips, and falls. You might not be able to lift your leg over the ledge to get inside the tub, you could have trouble standing for long periods, you may also slip because there’s nothing to hold on to. Walk-in tubs can prevent many of these issues. One of the largest sources of injury for seniors is falls which mainly occur in the home and more specifically, the bathroom. We will help make sure you and your loved ones stay safe!
Benefits of Walk-in Tubs for Seniors
Walk-in tubs for seniors come with many different safety features including:
- Lower threshold: Rather than the large step into the tub that most tubs have, walk-in tubs have a door so you can–you guessed it–walk right in. For people who aren’t able to lift their legs as high, this is an integral feature.
- Safety grab bars: Most walk-in tubs have at least one grab bar available. This allows more safety, control, and stability when getting in and out of the tub.
- Built-in seats: Once you walk into the tub, a safe and comfortable seat allows you to avoid slips that could happen while you stand.
- Anti-slip flooring: Many options have an anti-slip option. It is like an extra layer of protection against slips and falls!
If you are interested in a walk-in tub for yourself or a family member, make sure to give us a call. We serve Des Moines and the surrounding area.