There are a lot of things that change as you get older, and one of the things that often gets more difficult for people is personal care. You might have limitations that make it hard to shower, but getting in and out of a traditional bathtub can also present its own hazards. Instead of risking injury every time you need to take care of personal hygiene, consider getting a walk-in tub. Here are four benefits they can offer for people of any age.
Anyone with mobility issues can recognize the benefits of a walk-in tub. These tubs are designed with a swinging door so there is no tall threshold that you have to clear with your legs to get in, and the seat is usually at a comfortable height to allow you to get back up once the bath is over. They can also come equipped with safety features such as anti-slip flooring, handrails to keep your balance, and comfortable seating to prevent aches and pains.
Most walk-in tub designs include soothing hydrotherapy jets that give you a spa experience right in your own home. These jets can be set higher or lower to soothe and massage sore muscles and joints. It’s better than a traditional hot tub, though, because there’s no chlorine, no upkeep or maintenance, and no requirement to go outside to enjoy the jets, which means you can enjoy the tub year-round. This feature often makes a walk-in tub enticing even for a younger person who doesn’t need the mobility benefits.
Taking care of personal hygiene is essential for good health, but as showers become more dangerous and bathtubs present difficulties getting in and out, you might be worried about your ability to continue living on your own. A walk-in bathtub might be a solution that allows you to remain on your own, living in your own home longer without the need for home care or family members who can help with your personal hygiene.
If you live in an area where there are a lot of others who are nearing (or in) retirement age, having a walk-in tub can be a great selling feature for your home. These tubs generally require professional installation, so if someone is looking at two homes—one with the tub already installed and another with a shower or traditional bath—the one with the walk-in tub will have an edge.
To find out more about getting a walk-in bathtub installed in your home, contact Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.