Walk In Tubs For Seniors
As the generations get older they may need a walk in tub specifically designed for the elder and older adults. Bath tubs that are easily accessible, slip resistant and wheel chair accessible if necessary are ideal bathing solutions for older adults. Even walk in tubs that allow them to sit down at a comfortable level without harming their backs and knees are those types that should be considered when looking for a walk in tub for the elderly.
How Much Does A Walk In Tub For The Elderly Generally Cost?
Walk in tubs for the elderly can cost anywhere from $500 to $15,000 and beyond depending on what specifications you are looking for. You can pretty much get a good walk in tub and then customize it with specific features. You can get new walk in tubs for the elderly at places like Home Depot, and Lowes as low as $500 or $600 that have pretty good basic features, including safety features. These places sometimes give you discounts on top of the sale prices and also allow you to finance the purchase on their store credit cards. Amazon.com also has ongoing sales on walk in bathtubs as well. Also, look for coupons online or through your insurance company.
What Features Should I look For When Buying A Walk In Tub For The Elderly?
A walk in tub for the elderly will have pretty tight safety features including slip resistant materials, handle bars and a door so that the elderly does not have to lift their legs in order to get in or out of the bathtub.
Warranty and Certifications
You should make sure the walk in tub you purchase for the elderly in your home is certified and has the documents to prove that it meets the necessary safety standards for an elderly person to use. You should never buy a walk in tub for the elderly or even a regular walk in bath tub if the warranty and certification are not in tack.
Make A List Of The Things You Absolutely HAVE to have
What are the features that you absolutely MUST have? Do you need power massage features? Does the door need to swing outward or does it need to swing inward? How big is your bathroom and how big does the walk in tub have to be? Can the elderly person bend or sit in a low position or does he have to sit in a high position? Where does the safety bars have to be positioned? A good sales representative will be able to help you pick out the right walk in tub for you as long as you have a detailed list of the features that you absolutely MUST have in your elderly walk in bath tub.
Depending on your condition, you add whirlpool bath, massage shower, aromatherapy, warm air system; air jet massage, hydrotherapy and other amenities that you wish to have in your walk in tub.
Measure The Height Of The Individual So That The Step Measure Correctly
A senior walk in bath tub should be able to accommodate those who cannot lift their legs to get into the bathtub. Make sure there is a door and that the step to get into the bath tub is at least 7 inches in height. Measurements are very important because a walk in tub is an investment so you must make sure things are correct before they get installed.
Who will install your new walk in tub? Is the installation included in the price of the walk in tub? Do you need to hire a plumber to install it? Most walk-in tubs for seniors and the handicapped usually do not require any special installation procedures. It is usually the same or similar to installing a regular bathtub.
Some Great Options In Walk In Tubs For Seniors and Handicapped
Walk-in Bathtubs Slide-In MWCA2952 Wheelchair Accessible Walk-In Tub Air Jet System - Opens to the Right
This Meditub Wheelchair-Accessible Slide-In Tub is made of the highest grade fiberglass composites with a durable gel coat finish. Because of its industry standard size the Slide-In Tub is great for new construction and or retro fitting . Features include a stainless steel frame for a long lasting strength and adjustable feet for easy installation and leveling.
This is also a therapeutic model that's great for seniors and handicapped individuals. The features of this model includes:
- Therapeutic air massage jets
- Low threshold step in
- Adjustable stainless steel heavy duty leveling legs
- Extra-wide stainless steel and tempered glass door with stainless steel door frame
- Built in grab bars for added safety
- Wall extension kit to fit standard 60 inch opening
- Thermostatic control valve in Fahrenheit's
Walk-in Bathtub Jetted Hydrotherapy tub 30x54x40, Walk in 5 piece Roman bathtub faucet included, Grab bar, Safety, Premier model, independent
This is a safe walk in bath tub for seniors and the disabled. The features on this great model include:
- Hydrotherapy air jetted system (18 jets)
- Built in grab bar
- 5 Piece Roman faucet set
- 18 " easy opening door
- Non slip surface
- Extension panels for end box
- 17 1/2 Contour built in seat
- Simple installation
- Fits into normal bath space
- Lifetime Warranty Hydrotherapy System Enjoy the life changing effects of Fountain of Youth Bathrooms hydrotherapy treatments.