There are many health benefits of soaking in a bathtub. A warm bath can relax tired muscles and help relieve back pain and sore joints. If you have mobility issues, however, getting in and out of the bathroom can be a problem. As people advance in age, there is often a perceptive decline in their mobility, sense of balance, and vision. There may come a point when getting in and out of the bathtub could have serious risks such as accidental falls from slipping on wet surfaces.
You should consider switching to a walk-in bathtub when the following conditions are present:
- You are grappling with health and mobility concerns – You are more prone to get injured in the bathroom as you advance in age. As you begin finding it harder to get in and out of spaces and as your sense of balance begins to deteriorate, a walk-in bathtub can help because it has a bathtub door on its side for easy entry. It also offers a comfortable seat for bathers.
- You are afraid of falling – A lot of elderly people limit their bathing because of the fear of falling when getting in and out. If these misgivings are preventing you from enjoying the comfort of a warm bath, a walk-in tub can help. The walk-in tub can let you walk in and out directly, without having to surpass the 15-inch barriers that typical tubs have.
- You have difficulty washing – If pain and mobility issues prevent you from cleaning hard-to-reach areas, a full soak in a walk-in bath can help. The bath can offer massage jets to fully cleanse your body and help relax your sore muscles.
You don’t have to give up the pleasures and health benefits of the bathtub just because of limited mobility. Ask the experts about having a walk-in bathtub installed in your home.