Prevent Falls With A Walk-In Tub

As adults get older, there comes a point where they will start to lose some mobility. Eventually, they will be at a greater risk of falling and becoming injured. In fact, one out of three adults over the age of 65 will fall at least once per year. Many times these falls are caused because they are trying to get in and out of the bathtub but because of their decrease in mobility they are not able to do so. Serious injuries and even death can occur when falling under these circumstances. A walk-in tub is one of the ways that you can help to reduce the risk of falling. Below are some of the advantages of a walk-in bathtub from a place like Twin City Stair Lifts.

1. A Door. As opposed to other types of bathtubs that you have to step over, a walk-in bathtub will have a door that you can step through. You will open the door, step into the bathtub, close the door and then proceed to turn on the water in the tub. For many younger adults, this may not seem like a benefit but with each year of aging as hips, knees, and other parts of the body become less mobile, a door will become more of an advantage.

2. Handholds. Most of these tubs will come with a bar or a handle that you can hold on to when entering or exiting the bathtub. This will help with stability and allow you to feel safer. This is also very beneficial if you want to change positions while in the tub so that you can easily grab the handle and move to a more comfortable position or pull yourself to your feet.

3. Slip Resistant. Traditional bathtubs usually have smooth surfaces, and they can be easier to slip on if you are not careful. One of the great advantages of most walk-in bathtubs is that they include a non-slip or slip-resistant surface. Instead of being smooth, they will be bumpy or rough. This gives you better grip when trying to walk the wet surface. This will greatly reduce the number of falls related to bathing.

All of these benefits make bathing a much safer activity. You no longer have to worry about falling because you have all the safety features that a walk-in tub come standard with. You will be safer while still being able to enjoy a comfortable bath.