Walk-In Tubs for Senior Citizens

Walk-In Tubs offer Numerous Advantages for Old and Young Alike

By Mark J. Donovan

A Walk-In bath tub provides numerous advantages over the traditional bathtub, as it is the perfect solution for people with limited mobility. It is particularly useful for seniors or disabled people, as it enables easier accessibility, and safety. With a Walk-in tub, the need for stepping over the high thick edge of a traditional bath tub is eliminated. Thus, a walk-in tub prevents the risk of a possible fall and injury, and enables accessibility to some senior citizens and disabled people that would otherwise not be possible.

And unlike traditional bath tubs and shower stalls, the walk-in tub is less susceptible to dangerous slips.

A walk-in bath tub also makes daily personal hygiene safe and easy, and most importantly, enables independence and privacy that are often lost with seniors or disabled people needing to bathe in a traditional tub or shower.

Walk-in tubs are significantly taller than a traditional bath tub. However, they are designed with a water tight sealed door mounted on the side of them to enable easy walk-in entry into the tub. Also, a walk-in tub has a built in seating area to allow the occupant to sit down comfortably and safely in the tub. And unlike the traditional bath tub, a walk-in tub allows the occupant to sit at a comfortable and safe height, rather than effectively on the floor, which is the case with a traditional tub. Thus the occupant of a walk-in tub can benefit from the hydrotherapy of a warm bath.

For information on having a walk-in tub installed in your home see: “Find a Local Walk-In Installation Contractor

Walk-in Tubs for Senior Citizens.

Most walk-in tubs also come with hydrotherapy water jets. So tub occupants can get the same feel and benefits of a hot tub, but instead in their own bath and bathroom, and without the maintenance needs that comes with the traditional hot tub or spa.

Moreover, unlike the typical hot tub, a walk-in tub will also fit in the place of a traditional bathtub, and thus can be used daily. On the contrary, hot tubs are often located outside of the home and for seasonal use only.

Walk-in tubs can also be a Godsend for more than just senior citizens and disabled people. A walk-in tub is also ideal for anyone who is suffering from sore muscles and/or stiff joints, be it a sports player, or a young or middle age person who worked all day in the yard or garden.

So if you have an elderly parent, or you’re getting up in age yourself, take a look into walk-in tubs if you are contemplating a bathroom remodel or are designing yourself a new home. You might find that they are just the ticket for your future new bathroom.

Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet

For help on your bathroom remodeling project, see my Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet. The Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet provides a request for quote checklist section that you can provide to prospective bathroom remodeling contractors. It also includes a comprehensive bathroom remodeling cost breakdown table, in Microsoft Excel format, that allows the contractor to include his projected remodeling costs for every phase of the project.

Related Information

Additional Bathroom Remodeling Design Resources

Get Free Bathroom Remodeling Price Quotes with No Obligation!

Fill out our 3-5 minute quick and easy form, and receive a free price quote on bathroom remodeling from one of our prescreened and licensed bathroom remodeling contractors. This process is free and there is no obligation to continue once you receive your bathroom renovation price estimate.