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Safety First: Accessibility and Walk-In Bathtubs

For those that are unable or have great difficulty using a normal bathtub or shower, maintaining proper hygiene can be a challenge. This may cause embarrassment to those who are not able to bathe in a standard tub and also risks the potential for injury relating to slips and falls. Even standing for long periods of time can be a challenge for many, but luckily there is a fantastic option for them that will vastly improve their bathing routine. The installation of a walk-in bathtub will instantly provide a safe and effective way for anyone to bathe and can offer a soothing and relaxing bathtub experience.

One of the greatest benefits of owning a walk-in bathtub is the accessibility it provides. Opening a small side door, the owner can simply step into the bathtub and take a seat. From there, they can turn on the bathtub or shower function and control temperature and water speed. This easy access provides a safe and easy way for someone to enjoy a bath or shower who is otherwise unable to stand for long periods of time.

Because they are seated, the walk-in bathtub also provides peace of mind to the user that slips and falls will not occur. Because of this accessibility, a walk-in bathtub would be ideal for the elderly, handicapped, or otherwise incapacitated. Though this is the demographic that would undoubtedly benefit the most from this product, it can also be enjoyed by users of all ages and demographics. Even if the user can stand for long periods under a shower, it could be used as a wonderful way to relax in the bathtub after a long day of work or chasing the kids. If your family members have a disability or inability to use a standard bathtub or shower, you can rest assured that they'll be able to take care of themselves safely.  

Although these bathtubs can come at a steep price compared to a standard bath or shower installation, it is well worth it for the owner to have a completely accessible means of bathing. The security, ease of use, and functionality of these bathtubs more than cover the price increase of installation. With easy-to-clean features, a walk-in-bathtub is a breeze to clean as well.  For those that will be doing regular upkeep and cleaning, this is an enormous help. With something to offer everyone, a walk-in bathtub will surely be a welcome addition to the home. 

Learn more by contacting companies that install walk-in tubs.