As you’re considering which walk in tub to get, be sure to keep that last phrase in mind, “for the rest of your life”. You want to consider not only your current ability level, but what you anticipate your mobility to be like years from now, that way when you make your selection, it will be the last modification you should have to make in your bathroom.
The inherent danger in using a standard 12″-20″ tall tub are twofold…first, if a user were to fall while inside the tub, it is very likely that they would fall over the wall of the tub and out, onto the floor. Second, when entering or exiting a standard tub (the most common time for a user to fall or for a care-giver to be injured, while preventing a fall), even missing that 12″-20″ step by a sixteenth of an inch can result in serious injury or worse.
By contrast, the dinner-chair-height seat and high side walls (between 36″ and 47″ tall) built in to our walk in tubs for elderly and mobility challenged users, makes it virtually impossible for the user to fall out and keeps your loved one safe and healthy.
Another significant consideration regarding walk in bathtubs for seniors, and others who are mobility challenged, is that the actual act of entering the tub is made considerably safer. With a low step-in and a stainless steel framework built into the walls of our walk-in bathtubs, the user can use the strength of their upper body to grasp the tall side-wall of the walk-in tub as well as the provided grab bar. With the combination of places for both hands to grasp, coupled with the low threshold of the walk in bath, it is no wonder that users of walk in bathtubs for elderly and mobility challenged users enjoy a safer & more enjoyable bathing experience.