Walk-in tubs allow for easy accessibility for individuals with mobility issues. These bathtubs allow for a much safer, and convenient experience. Installing a walk-in tub reduces the stress of potential slips and falls.
If you have limited mobility or want to prevent further injuries, then an easy access bathtub may be suitable for you.
Walk-in tubs are beneficial for:
The soaker tub is one of the simplest models which includes a seat, anti-slip floors, an easy access door with steps, and a door which prevents leaks. Generally, these tubs include support bars or they can be installed later.
Aerotherapy tubs include all of the features of a soaker tub and in addition they have air jets which helps with water circulation.
Hydrotherapy tubs include all of the features of a soaker tub. In addition, the tub has water jets. The primary purpose of the water jets is to allow for a thorough massage.
Combination Walk-In Tub
Combination walk-in tubs include both water jets and air jets. Additional features such as LED lights, and features that support aromatherapy can be added.
Wheelchair Accessible Tub
Wheelchair accessible tubs allow for easy mobility with features such as a door, and a seat that is lower than seats found in standard tubs.
Bariatric tubs are designed for individuals with excessive weight and are built to be much larger and spacious than standard tubs.
A taller wall decreases the chances of falls and slips by providing 37 to 47 inches of support.
Walk-in steps vary from 2 inches to 7 inches high and serve the purpose of allowing individuals to easily step into the bath tub.
Depending on the size of the tub, the door can swing either inward or outward. A more spacious tub will include an inward swinging door and requires individuals to be able to easily get around the door. However, a smaller tub may have an outward swinging door and may be beneficial for those with mobility limitations.
Shower seats minimize slips while prioritizing safety by increasing support. Moreover, seats have textured surfaces to further prevent injuries.
Slips and falls are one of the major causes of injuries in elders, and a textured surface minimizes the risk of falling.
Grab bars are optional and can be installed later on if the individual experiences further mobility issues in the future. These bars can be placed in areas where the individual is most likely to need support.
The anti-scald valve monitors changes in water pressure to ensure that individuals are not caught off-guard with sudden temperature changes.
An in-line heater found in hydrotherapy tubs monitors the temperature of the jets to ensure that the water temperature does not become uncomfortable.
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