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Safety Tubs and Senior Independence

At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, we know that seniors are among the groups that most heavily benefits from our safety tub products. Our walk-in bathtubs allow seniors to bathe on their own, retaining control over an element of life that may seem inconsequential, but can be very embarrassing for some people.

Our tubs go a long way to helping engender a sense of independence for seniors, and don’t underestimate how valuable this is. Confidence and independence are factors that can legitimately affect health and daily well-being for many seniors, especially as they lose certain functions they’ve had for their entire lives up to that point. Let’s look at these important factors in senior independence, and how our tubs help encourage them.

Control

The loss of control over basic day-to-day life elements is very difficult for many of us, and for understandable reasons. It’s demoralizing to go from being a fully capable adult to someone who has to worry about tasks as simple as walking up and down stairs or getting out of bed.

Retaining control over as many of these basic functions as possible can go a very long way. It’s much easier to accept certain realities when you still retain control over tasks like bathing – a private activity that many people struggle to accept help with.

Self-Involvement

A big part of control is achieved through self-involvement. This isn’t the same as asking a senior loved one for a shopping list before leaving them at home to go shop the list yourself – that’s only indirect control, at best. When technology allows a senior to retain complete control over an event like bathing, it’s a very different feeling.

Achievement

With that complete control comes a real sense of achievement. We all want something to be proud of ourselves for, and that standard can be different for everyone. As we age, maybe this pride will come from continuing perseverance through the challenges the body throws at us. This helps many people retain a sense of purpose in daily life, even if the tasks themselves may seem simple to some of us.

At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, we take pride in knowing that our portable tubs might improve the quality of life for even a single senior dealing with some of the struggles of advancing age. Speak to our friendly staff today to find out more about our walk-in tub products.