Bathe Safe Walk In Tubs Partners up

Bathe Safe Walk In Tubs Partners Up.


Bathe Safe walk in tubs is now looking to partner up with others in similar fields in the senior mobility area.  We have partnered with companies such as 101 mobility, all pro medical, handy pro and others who are looking to make the lives of seniors and disabled people easier.  We want to help create a one stop situation where you can make your home, vehicle, and yourself, safer on a daily basis and also create an easier living solution.

Bathe Safe walk in bathtubs offers everything from walk in tubs, wheelchair access tubs, barrier free showers, low threshold showers, ada toilets, ada vanities, toilet lifts, ramps and much more to its clients.  We are now trying to join with companies who provide mobility features to automobiles, such as bussani on long island!  We want to help the seniors and disabled to live a stress free life when it comes to getting around and their safety.


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Seniors Keep Busy During Cold Months

Seniors Keep Busy During Cold Months


The weather outside may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean people  have to cut down on their level of activity. During the winter months, older individuals have a host of options for keeping busy, either by themselves or with friends. Here are a few ideas to keep away the winter blues:

Arts and culture
Do you have a talent for hands-on activities? Consider sharing your passion for the arts by holding a crafting afternoon with some friends. You don’t have to break the bank to provide everything you need for a few hours of fun. If you have a specific craft in mind, pick up materials from a local art supply store, or try one of Sunrise Senior Living’s ideas for simple but creative holiday decorations. You might want to whip up a few snacks as well. Turn on some music and it’s a real party.

If you feel like heading away from home for the day, consider an afternoon outing to a nearby art museum or gallery. Check online or with your local community center for exhibitions going on in the area, and finish off your trip by visiting a café or restaurant for dessert or a bite to eat. Going to local galleries might also give you inspiration for your own artistic endeavors in the future. Many art institutes offer classes in different mediums, such as clay molding, sculpture, oil painting, drawing or watercolors.

Games and sports
Arts and crafts may not be your cup of tea, but that’s alright – there are many options for a fun afternoon or evening. Consider meeting up with a few people to play cards or a board game, or invite everyone to bring over a favorite activity. A few simple but perennially popular options include Crazy Eights or Swedish Rummy, I Doubt It, and Go Boom. These and other games can be a great way to get to know new friends as well, and learn about an activity you may not have discovered on your own.

It might seem like winter is the worst time to get into a new sport, but there are a lot of indoor options for staying active and socializing. For example, many community centers offer classes in Pilates or water aerobics that combine fun and fitness. You might also enjoy an afternoon of bowling, which can be played with aids like bumpers and a ball guide. If you’re the tech-savvy type, you can try a video game such as Wii Sports, which offers virtual options of your favorite activities and a great way to keep moving.

Explore your space
No matter how long you’ve lived in a city or town, there’s always something new to find. Scan the paper for upcoming events, such as concerts, book talks or lectures that might be of interest. You can also try checking out tourist information from a local community or welcome center that outlines some of the highlights of your home town. Maybe there’s a popular museum that you haven’t been to in a while, or a favorite restaurant that serves up some of your most-loved dishes. Play tourist for the day and explore your hometown like a traveler might. You can also turn this activity into a fun way to interact with younger family members, especially those who are visiting from out of town. Take them to see your favorite spots or locations where you’ve built fond memories over the years. Encourage them to share their own stories of places near and far that are important to them.


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Bathing Safety Tips for Elderly and Seniors

Bathing Safety Tips for Elderly and Seniors

Do you know what the most dangerous space in your home is? It’s not the basement, the bedroom or even the kitchen. As it turns out, the bathroom poses the greatest risk to homeowners across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, nearly a quarter of a million people seek out medical assistance due to injuries they receive in the bathroom, and more than 33 percent of these incidents occur while bathing. January, National Bath Safety Month, presents the perfect opportunity to draw attention to these facts and help prevent further injury and loss of life.

Bathrooms a hot spot for danger
The slick surface of many tiled tubs and showers can become even more slippery when wet, and complications like physical disabilities can limit older people’s ability to steady themselves and prevent loss of balance or falls. According to The New York Times, the most frequently injured body parts in bathroom accidents include the head, which is affected in nearly a third of incidents, followed by the lower torso, upper torso, then the legs and feet, and finally arms and hands.

Bathing safely
Considering these risks, it’s important that caregivers introduce seniors to safe bathing methods, and enforce other steps that can reduce the chances of injury in the bathroom. Begin by examining the bathroom space to look for any particularly hazardous areas. Take note of the floor texture and consider whether it may become more dangerous when wet. Are there stable items nearby that would be easy for seniors to grab to prevent falls, or would objects merely pose another threat during a fall? Similarly, are there areas in the bathroom that could be difficult to navigate? Consider the height of tub siding as well as the accessibility of cupboards and shelves holding bathroom necessities such as toilet paper and shampoo.

Making bathrooms and, in particular tubs and showers, safer can be a fairly simple task. Address common hazards as well as specific items you may notice in the senior’s space. If the flooring or tiling is slippery, you can apply higher-traction material, such as anti-skid strips in tubs. Be sure that any bath mats or rugs are also secured with non-slip lining, so that seniors don’t risk losing their balance. Even with these implements installed, floors can become slippery, so it’s important to keep surfaces dry and clean at all times.

In addition to adjusting flooring, you may want to install bars or railings that provide support. Consider mounting a grab bar next to the toilet and bathtub, as well as the sink. For seniors that have difficulty standing for prolonged periods of time, shower seating may also be an option. Arrange the bathroom so that it is easy to navigate and free of obstacles. Commonly-used items should be within reach, requiring no maneuvering. Bathroom doors should also be equipped with locks that can be undone from either side so that access is not delayed in the event of an emergency.


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Cost of Assisted Living

Published on January 7, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Cost of Assisted Living

Assisted Living Costs by Geographic Location

Just as the cost of real estate varies by geographic area, assisted living costs also vary nationwide. According to a Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs conducted by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife), the national average for assisted living base rates was $3,550 per month in 2012.

According to the 2013 Cost of Care Survey conducted by Genworth Financial, assisted living showed the largest rate increase since 2012 among all categories of senior care, rising 4.55%. Residents of assisted living communities can typically expect a 3-5% annual increase in their base rate.

The table below shows the range of monthly assisted living costs by state in 2013* for a one-bedroom, single-occupancy assisted living apartment across the United States:

State Minimum Median Maximum
Alabama $1,700 $2,600 $5,691
Alaska $3,750 $6,000 $8,145
Arizona $1,500 $3,350 $5,930
Arkansas $1,025 $2,865 $4,238
California $933 $3,710 $8,445
Colorado $1,900 $3,520 $6,293
Connecticut $1,700 $5,000 $8,910
Delaware $3,150 $5,533 $6,990
Florida $913 $3,000 $6,510
Georgia $950 $2,703 $5,300
Hawaii $3,325 $4,200 $5,000
Idaho $2,100 $3,198 $4,500
Illinois $1,732 $4,050 $6,345
Indiana $1,530 $3,705 $6,210
Iowa $1,290 $3,150 $4,920
Kansas $2,025 $3,490 $6,000
Kentucky $1,170 $2,720 $6,450
Louisiana $1,975 $3,150 $5,759
Maine $1,800 $4,500 $7,415
Maryland $1,000 $3,400 $7,680
Massachusetts $3,000 $4,950 $8,000
Michigan $718 $2,850 $6,975
Minnesota $1,493 $3,350 $7,500
Mississippi $1,800 $3,000 $5,040
Missouri $1,310 $2,288 $5,130
Montana $2,100 $3,600 $4,975
Nebraska $1,076 $3,360 $5,745
Nevada $1,750 $2,850 $4,500
New Hampshire $2,100 $3,589 $6,825
New Jersey $2,559 $5,994 $7,860
New Mexico $2,500 $3,518 $5,491
New York $1,500 $3,950 $9,500
North Carolina $1,182 $2,900 $6,748
North Dakota $1,250 $2,852 $4,050
Ohio $1,980 $3,920 $7,770
Oklahoma $900 $2,967 $5,800
Oregon $2,309 $4,023 $6,570
Pennsylvania $1,000 $3,175 $7,800
Rhode Island $2,203 $4,148 $6,366
South Carolina $1,122 $3,000 $5,775
South Dakota $1,900 $3,036 $4,338
Tennessee $1,500 $3,525 $6,000
Texas $1,200 $3,336 $6,500
Utah $1,890 $2,888 $5,000
Vermont $1,788 $3,750 $7,210
Virginia $1,079 $3,775 $7,000
Washington $1,075 $4,250 $7,500
West Virginia $1,800 $3,250 $5,679
Wisconsin $1,460 $3,538 $7,050
Wyoming $1,489 $3,300 $5,150
*From the Genworth Financial 2013 Cost of Care Survey.

The states with the most expensive median monthly assisted living costs are:

  1. Alaska – $6,000
  2. New Jersey – $5,994
  3. Delaware – $5,533
  4. Connecticut – $5,000
  5. Massachusetts – $4,950

The states with the least expensive median monthly assisted living costs are:

  1. Missouri – $2,288
  2. Alabama – $2,600
  3. Georgia – $2,703
  4. Kentucky – $2,720
  5. Michigan – $2,850

Additional Costs for Assisted Living

Assisted living communities charge a refundable deposit fee, which secures a particular apartment within the community for a specific period of time (usually two weeks). Once a resident moves in, this deposit usually applies towards a community fee (terms for the name of this fee may vary).

Ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, this fee is non-refundable and covers administrative expenses and the cost of apartment renovations between residents. Other assisted living costs may include fees for private transportation, off-site activities, guest meals and use of a guest apartment within the community. (from source )


The cost of moving into a nursing facility or assisted living facility per month is about the same cost as buying a walk in bathtub once.  A walk in bathtub will help you remain in your home for about the cost of one to two months assisted living.  When considering the next step contact Bathe Safe Walk In Bathtubs for all senior modifications and stay independent in your home for years to come.  Don’t pay the high prices of living facilities.


Bathe Safe Walk In Tub Long Island

Published on January 7, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

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Stay Warm in a nice warm walk in tub today!  Its cold outside in the Tri-state and no better place to be then in your own walk in tub relaxing in comfort and safety.  All bathe safe walk in tub comes with the option of three different jetting systems.  The most common walk in tub jetting system is the Air Jets, this system contains 18 warm air jets with variable speeds.  Next we come to a walk in tub with Warm Water jets, which many people call jacuzzi jets, this system comes with 6 directional jets and a built in heater to keep that water warm.  The second most common jetting setup in a bathe safe walk in tub is the dual spa system, this system comes with both air and water jets, that can be run independently of each other or at the same time.  With a jetting system in your walk in tub, you will feel like your at the spa every time you take a bath.  The walk in tub also offers unparallelled safety, with built in grab bars, low threshold, ada seat molded into the tub, anti slip floor, easy twist handles and e-z lock door handle.


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Lift Seats for Elderly

Published on January 7, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

LiftSeat® is an important component of a comprehensive after-care program for patients once they are discharged from a hospital or sub-acute facility. By supporting the sit-to-stand motion path required for toileting, LiftSeat® makes it possible to toilet bedside or in the bathroom without lifting assistance from a family member or other caregiver. This increased safety and independence makes LiftSeat® a viable, permanent powered toilet lift solution for the home bathroom.

  • Help ensure full recovery
  • Help people stay in their home longer
  • Reduces chance for a patient fall
  • Prevents injury to caregiver helping
  • Provide independence and dignity
  • Can be used over-the-toilet or as a powered bedside commode

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Lift Seat Helper

LiftSeat® is an important component of a comprehensive after-care program for patients once they are discharged from a hospital or sub-acute facility



Aging In Place

Along with aging in place, universal design is becoming more of a household term. Essentially, it’s about building or modifying places and spaces—both public and private—to accommodate people of all ages and abilities. More than just an architectural concept, universal design is a win-win for sandwich generation boomers caring for aging parents and their children at home, for grandparents raising grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and for all who are facing the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other chronic diseases.

Whether your family needs the support now or down the road, universal design features are a good long-term investment for the home itself. So what does an age-friendly home look like? outlines the most important elements of universal design:
• No-step entry: You should have at least one step-free entrance (either at the front, back, or side of the house) so everyone, including wheelchair users, can enter the home easily and safely.
• Wide doorways and hallways: A doorway that is at least 36 inches wide is great when you’re bringing home a new mattress or couch, but it’s even better when someone you care for, or a regularly visiting friend or family member, is in a wheelchair. Also, hallways that are 42 inches wide are good for multigenerational family members with varying “mobilities.”
• One-floor living: Access to essential rooms without the use of stairs makes life more convenient and safe for residents ages 0 to 100.
• Easily accessible controls and switches: A person in a wheelchair can reach light switches that are 42-48 inches above the floor. Thermostats should be placed no higher than 48 inches off the floor, and electrical outlets 18-24 inches off the floor. Keep these measurements in mind when modifying your home.
• Easy-to-use handles: Consider replacing twist/turn doorknobs and faucets with lever-style handles for (painless) ease of use.

Ready to take aging in place and universal design to the next level in your home? Contact a Certified Aging in Place Specialist via the National Association of Home Builders, or find ways to integrate the features listed above.


Prime Time for a Check on Older Relatives

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Many New Yorkers will be seeing their older relatives during the coming holidays, and advocates for seniors say it’s a prime time to really check on them, and see how they’re doing if they’re living independently.  “Check on them to see how they’re doing with their health, are they taking their medications on time?” Dave Irwin says. “Their finances as well – are the bills piling up? Are debt collectors calling?”  “It’s also a key time to really look at their mobility and how they are aging in their home,” he explains. “You know, are they having troubling getting up and down the stairs? Are they able to get in and out of the bathroom OK on their own? “
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Walk In Bathtubs are always a great step to take to make mobility in the bathroom safer and more comfortable.  There are many times when people call us and tell us mom or dad hasn’t bathed in over 2 weeks because they are afraid to get in and out of the tub and are embarrassed to ask for help.  With a Walk In Tub, they no longer need help getting in and out.  The Walk In Bath also comes with a handheld shower so they can clean all the hard to reach places.  Bathe Safe Walk In Bathtubs can also come with a jetting system to cure aches and pains, while also increasing blood circulation.  Call today to speak with a local Walk In Tub Specialist 888-675-6516

Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

Walk In Bathtubs

We here at Bathe Safe Walk In Bathtubs want to wish you a happy and healthy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. We hope your celebrating with all your friends and family and relaxing. We want you to stay safe and keep warm during this holiday season. We hope that while with family you discuss the future and the need to stay safe while aging in place. Most people want to age in their home, but as they get older things get more difficult and less safe to do. A Walk in bathtub is a great step to making the least safe room in a house much safer. The Walk in tub allows you to get in safely with a low threshold and door that is made to be used by anyone. The walk in bathtub also comes with an anti-slip floor and seat so when you are bathing in the walk in tub you feel safe and secure. Bathe Safe Walk In Bathtubs come standard with a grab bar built in, and Bathe Safe Walk In Tubs come with a handheld shower, so you can wash off easily. Bathe Safe Walk In tubs also come in four different jetting setups, Walk in bathtub soaker ( no jetting system), walk in bathtub air jetted ( 18 warm air jets), Walk in bathtub water jetted (6 warm water jets), and walk in bathtub dual spa (this has both the 18 warm air jets and the 6 water jets for maximum comfort. Our customer usually prefer the Walk In Bathtub with air jets as this is less intense but very comfortable.

Bathe Safe Walk In Bathtub

Bathe Safe Walk In Bathtub


Walk In Bathtubs

Traditional, step-in bathtubs presents a risky situation for the aging or infirm. For this group, walk-in bathtubs are a booming business. These special tubs that have doors for easy access are appearing at senior living centers and retirement communities everywhere. If you’re worried about bathroom safety, consider installing a walk-in tub during your next bathroom remodeling project.

Walk-in bathtubs should be installed by a professional. The tubs can include a variety of features, including adjustable bubble jets, handrails, adjustable shower heads and inside-the-tub seating.

Most walk-in bathtub vendors offer a variety of models. Shop around for door designs: The shape and size can affect access and aesthetics. Also consider the size of the room where the tub will be installed. A small room might require a door that swings inward as a space-saving measure. If you can’t hire a professional to install a walk-in bathtub, you might instead consider a portable model. These models hook up to an existing faucet.

What’s good about walk-in tubs?

If a walk-in bathtub is on your wish list, a quick review of the advantages and disadvantages is in order. The first and most obvious advantage is that a walk-in bathtub makes bathing easier. In addition to the door, these bathtubs are designed to prevent slipping: Handrails, seats and textured pads help you keep your head above water and enjoy the experience without worry. Installing a walk-in bath could also raise the value of your home, especially if you live in a retirement community.


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