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Enhancing Accessibility: The Benefits of Walk-In Tubs for Aging in Place

As you hit your golden years, the desire to spend your days in the comfort of your own home grows stronger. Aging in place is favorable over moving to an assisted living facility for many obvious reasons, and to accomplish this, your home—and especially your bathroom—needs to be safe and accommodating. One of the ways that seniors can greatly reduce the dangers of the bathing process is to have a walk-in bathtub installed. Modern walk-in tubs offer a range of benefits tailored to the needs of seniors with mobility concerns, and thanks to competition and innovation, their benefits continue to grow.

The Importance of Bathroom Safety for Aging in Place

The bathing process can cause considerable stress for seniors aging in place, as slippery floors and high tub walls can pose serious risks. According to the National Institute on Aging, falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. A walk-in tub addresses these concerns by providing a safer bathing solution by significantly reducing the risk of slips and falls.

How Walk-In Tubs Differ From Traditional Bathtubs

Walk-in tubs are designed with accessibility in mind. Unlike traditional bathtubs, which require stepping over a high wall to enter, senior-friendly walk-in bathtubs have an easy-access door and a low-entry threshold, making entry and exit easier and safer. This simple design change can make a world of difference for those with limited mobility.

Unique Features & Benefits of Walk-In Tubs

Walk-in tubs come equipped with a variety of features aimed at enhancing comfort and safety for individuals with mobility concerns. Some of the features offered by ADA-compliant tubs include:

 

  • Fast-drain technology that allows for quick and easy draining after use so you can exit the tub quickly when done
  • Slip-resistant flooring that provides added traction to prevent slips
  • Hydrotherapy jets that offer therapeutic benefits for aching muscles and joints
  • Heated surfaces that keep the tub and surrounding area warm for added comfort
  • Handheld shower heads that make bathing more convenient for those with limited mobility
  • Grab bars that provide stability and support when entering and exiting the tub
  • Attractive wall surrounds that are available in a wide array of styles and are not only visually appealing but also easy to maintain, thanks to their grout-free design

Easy Care & Maintenance

Walk-in tubs are made from durable materials like fiberglass and acrylic that are easy to clean and maintain. Many models also come with anti-microbial technology, which helps inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, so you can keep the tub clean and hygienic with minimal effort.

A Stress-Free Installation Process

Replacing a shower or bathtub with a walk-in tub is a relatively straightforward process. Most contractors can complete the job in as little as one day, minimizing disruption to your daily routine.

Look to MaxHome for Your Walk-In Bathtub

MaxHome is a trusted leader in aging-in-place bathroom remodeling, as we offer premium walk-in tubs and flawless installation services for homeowners in parts of Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama. Our goal is to provide safe and luxurious bathrooms that fit the ever-changing needs of our customers.

 

Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation.

 

 

 

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