Getting in and out of the bathtub becomes harder as joints get stiffer with aging. Many seniors loathe high-sided tubs because the mere act of lifting the legs over the threshold can be a struggle. If you have mobility problems, this can be a major concern.
If you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project, install a walk-in bathtub. Built ergonomically, it’s a must-have in any aging-in-place bath. Here are its top benefits:
Unlike traditional bathtubs, you can enter and exit a walk-in tub like going in and out of the room. Equipped with a door on the side or front, it makes accessibility a breeze.
Plus, most walk-in tubs dramatically reduce the chances of slipping. If you choose one with all the bells and whistles, you can keep your balance or stability the whole time you’re using it. Textured pads, handrails, seats and other accessories help you keep your head above water.
A walk-in bathtub lets you soak in comfort. Seniors used to dread taking a bath because of the pain and worry; with a walk-in tub, all those nightmares are gone. When properly closed, its door prevents water leakage, keeping your floor from flooding. With fast draining capabilities, you wouldn’t have to wait forever to get out when you’re done.
Just like removing barriers in a shower conversion, retrofitting a walk-in tub to your bathroom lets you bathe on your own safely and conveniently. If you add a whirlpool jet, you can indulge yourself in your private oasis for as long as you want without any assistance or supervision.
Let Dreamstyle Remodeling turn your dream walk-in tub into reality. Call us at (877) 721-1590 now to schedule your free, no-pressure, in-home consultation at your most convenient date and time. We serve Albuquerque and nearby major cities.