Bathroom slips and falls account for 80% of the falls suffered by over 65s each year. The resulting injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruising to broken bones, and in the most severe case, head injuries and spinal cord injury. Most of these falls occur while transferring in and out of the bath tub because of slick tile floors coupled with limited mobility or poor balance.
Walk in bathtubs are designed specifically to make it safer for older people to bathe independently. The low door threshold makes it easier to exit and enter the tub safely without the need to step over the raised side of the tub, potentially balancing on one leg. This is particularly useful for those with limited mobility. The built in seat allows the user to sit comfortably while bathing without the risk of slipping or falling. The textured surface of the tub allows for additional grip underfoot while the handrail and grab bar offer additional support to help stabilize while getting in and out of the tub.
You need no longer sacrifice the enjoyment and therapeutic benefits of a warm bath simply because you are getting older. Walk-in tubs are the ideal way to continue bathing safely and independently for many years to come. Contact us today to find out more about the available options. Call 973-370-8918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.