Why Walk-In Baths Make Sense

Personal hygiene is not optional. If you’re going to stay happy and healthy, you need to get cleaned up on a regular basis. If you’ve got mobility issues, getting in and out of a traditional bathtub can be tricky. Climbing over the side of a tub is difficult if you have significant joint pain or balance issues. If taking a bath hurts or you’re worried you’re going to fall and injure yourself, guess what happens? You don’t take a bath. This is the sort of situation that can quickly spiral out of control: if you’re not getting clean by yourself, your ability to live safely independently will be questioned.

Walk-in bathtubs are relatively new. They have a smaller footprint than you’re used to; they’re taller and deeper and are designed to be used by a bather in a seated position. Rather than climbing in over the side, you enter a walk-in tub through a swinging door on the side. This door closes securely and features multiple seals that keep your bath water in. You don’t have to worry about water leaking out onto your floor. Best Bath Systems' walk-in tubs have a proven track record of excellent performance regarding the reliability and durability of the seals.

When you have a walk-in tub installed in your home you have an easy-to-access, safe way to bathe. The fears about slipping or falling while getting in or out of the tub are eliminated. Getting into a walk-in tub doesn’t put stress on your hips, knees, ankles, or lower back. You can use your cane or walker to assist you as you enter the walk-in tub, transitioning safely to the built-in seat for safe simple bathing.

For those people who prefer showers, easy access barrier-free shower units are also available. These units are available for home installation in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. To find out more, give us a call today. We’d be happy to answer all of your questions.

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