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4 Advantages of Walk-in Bathtubs

Posted by Accessibility Modifications Solutions on Jan 9, 2019 12:44:49 PM

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Taking a bath should be a warm, soothing experience. But climbing over the tall wall of a tub can be stressful. Bathrooms are the most dangerous room in the average house, so a new bathtub could leave you happier at home [1]. Choosing a bathtub does not need to be hard, and it's the sensible thing to do. If you compare the cost of a tub installation to the cost of falling in your bathroom, or the cost of assisted living, a tub seems like the better deal. [2] [3] Here is why an accessible tub might be right for you.  

bathtubs1. Tubs for every need, taste and budget  

There’s a tub for every taste. Everything from the size of the tub, the width of the door, and the tub color can be tailored to you. Quick-release drains can also be added to reduce waiting times.

There’s a feature that meets every need. Grab bars can be installed for extra support. Your seat can be raised if sitting low is a challenge. Jets can be added for an underwater massage. For extra comfort, try a handheld shower wand for an easy reach, or a no-strength locking handle if your grip is weak.

There are options for every budget. On the higher end are custom-made tubs with premium features (see above).But what if you want to bring up your home value without breaking the bank? Maybe you want a bathtub and a shower, but can’t afford installing both. No problem! Combo units save you space, time and money, and can always be enhanced for full ADA compliance.

 

Artboard 2-52. Health benefits

There’s a tub for every condition. If you have arthritis or fibromyalgia you may be required to soak [4]. Nothing does that better than a deep soaker tub. They are built with ADA-compliant features to heal and soothe you. Whirlpool tubs create tiny bubbles that are great for joint and muscle pain. The warm and humid air created by the tub can relieve respiratory issues. Water jets can be added to boost your immune and circulatory systems. Underwater treadmills can be added for a low-contact workout. Bariatric tubs come in larger sizes for larger and heavier people.


Artboard 3 copy 23. Safe

Walk-in bathtubs have doors that lock and are leak-proof. A slip-proof floor and anti-slip comfort seats can be added for extra protection. Of course, the seats in accessible tubs make them safer than laying down in a conventional bathtub. Tubs are often enhanced with anti-scald technology to prevent burns. Low-step entrances can also be added for those with limited mobility.

 

sign home sale4. Value for your home

It’s easy to see why accessible bathtubs are hot on the housing market. Tech-enhanced bathrooms and universal design (modifications that enhance a home’s beauty and accessibility) score you points with home buyers today [5]. An accessible bathtub fills those needs and gives your home the competitive edge.

 

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What financing options do I consider?

There are various options you can consider when you consider financing your bathtub  installation. Some are:

  State waivers
  Community organizations 
  Funding organizations
  Bank financing

Please consult your local professional for more detailed information.  

 

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