Improved Safety and Continued Freedom
When you, or someone you love, is getting older, there are various things that can be done to make life more comfortable. Two of the most important things to the prepare for are safety, and extending the number of years that you & your loved ones can enjoy the freedom to live alone. The problem is that when attempting to achieve one, the other often gets sacrificed. A walk in bathtub , however, can provide both an increase in safety while, at the same time, allowing the user the opportunity to live alone. This independence, to someone who’s independence is at risk is tremendously important And can impact not only their physical quality of life, but their sense of self worth.
When we’re younger and healthier, taking a fall is not such a big deal. Serious injury is rarely a concern. When we get older this is no longer the case. Our bones get more brittle as we age, and a simple fall can easily result in life changing injuries, broken bones, chronic pain and lengthy hospital visits. One of the most common places for accidents to occur is in the bathroom, where hard, slick surfaces can make taking a fall more common. A simple fall against the wrong surface, like a doorknob or counter can lead to fractured hips, lacerations, head injuries or even paralysis.
While slick floors are always a concern, One of the more dangerous areas in the bathroom is the shower dam or bathtub wall. Stepping over this 6″-20″ barrier is truly life threatening for those who are more severely mobility challenged, due to age or any number of additional health related reasons. Furthermore, a step like this is simply not manageable for people who are wheelchair bound, or close to it. Walk in bathtubs get rid of this dilemma by reducing or eliminating the tall step altogether. In addition, because these tubs are approximately three & four feet tall, they make falling out of the tub next to impossible. With tall side-walls to grab on to, as well as built in grab bars, and little or no step, walk in bathtubs provide a much safer and more enjoyable bathing environment than traditional showers or baths.
Statistics have shown that falls are the Number one cause of accidental death for those over the age of 65, and almost one out of 3 seniors fall at least once each year. In fact, seniors are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized as the result of a fall than for any other reason. Studies also show that a walk in bathtub can remove one of the largest risks associated with your activities of daily living, could preserve the dignity of you or your loved ones, and could end up saving your life. Taking care of these issues before they happen is vitally important, as there is often no second chance, when it comes to fall prevention.
Our years of experience, combined with our excellent customer support team, and a wide range of walk in bathtubs to choose from, makes us the best choice when you’re thinking about purchasing a walk in bathtub. So pick up the phone & call us today! You’ll be glad you did!