The bathroom is often the most dangerous room in your home, especially as you get older. That’s because 80% of all seniors that fall in their homes do so in their bathrooms. Fortunately, a walk-in tub can make your life easier (and safer).
If you’re not sure that a walk-in tub is the right choice for you, we’re here to help. Continue reading to learn all the different ways that a walk-in tub can benefit you as you get older.
Maintain Your Independence as You Age
As you get older, it’s not uncommon to experience mobility issues. You may experience temporary mobility restrictions, after having surgery, perhaps, or you may encounter long-term mobility issues. In either case, it’s natural to start to feel like you’re losing your sense of independence, especially when it comes to bathing.
In that case, a walk-in tub could be just what you need. Thanks to its convenient, watertight door, a walk-in tub has a low entry, so you can step inside without assistance in many cases. Here at BathWorks, our walk-in tubs also come with comfortable built-in seating, so you can sit down while you bathe, making it even easier to stay independent.
Stay Safe While You Bathe
Along those same lines, you won’t have to be concerned about safety when you install a walk-in tub in your home. That low entry that we mentioned above helps to eliminate the risk of tripping and falling as you get in and out of your tub, giving you peace of mind each day.
Additionally, our walk-in tubs have non-slip flooring and optional handrails to give you extra support while you bathe.
Soothe Sore Muscles
When our customers seek out a walk-in bathtub, it’s often because they want to age in place. However, a walk-in tub offers much more than just safety features. Our walk-in tubs have high-quality hydrotherapy jets to make your bathing experience as luxurious as it is relaxing.
Step into your tub, sit down on the heated seat, and turn on the water jets to ease muscle and joint pain almost instantly. Not only does hydrotherapy help to soothe your muscles, but it can also aid in circulation and reduce inflammation, helping you feel your best.
Reduce Your Stress Levels
Finally, a walk-in tub can make your life easier because it can help you destress after a long day. Regardless of your age or mobility levels, a walk-in tub gives you a luxurious sanctuary in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re stressed, take a timeout at the end of the day to soak your worries away and calm your mind. Soaking in warm water with jets working away at the knots in your muscles, you’ll feel a level of relaxation that you haven’t experienced in years.
Add a Walk-in Tub to Your Bathroom and Experience the Benefits for Yourself
After reading about the different ways that a walk-in tub can improve your life, why wait any longer to experience it for yourself? Our team here at BathWorks has been installing walk-in tubs in the homes of your Grand Rapids neighbors for years.
Your bathroom renovation could be next! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how much you can save on your project.