Walk-in Bathtub Features and Benefits
Mobility issues pose many problems for seniors and can turn even a simple task of using a bathtub into a dangerous one. Fortunately new types of bath fixtures can ensure bathroom safety for the elderly. Just replacing a traditional tub with a walk-in tub can mean reducing falls in the bathroom. Residents of Louisville, Kentucky can call Tom Drexler Plumbing for walk-in bathtub installations.
Benefits of walk-in bathtubs for the elderly
Walk-in bathtubs have a door by the side of the tub. It enables people with mobility problems to enter the tub without lifting their legs, unlike traditional bathtubs. Walk-in tubs are essentially designed to prevent or minimize falls and slips They have handrails to provide further assistance to the elderly. It is easier to sit in a walk-in tub as it has specially-built seating area.
The doors have sealants to prevent water overflow in other areas of the bathroom, which further reduces accidents. Walk-in tubs can also be used for hydrotherapy, which is beneficial for people with arthritis and aching muscles. The water jet feature of walk-in tubs enables elderly to have access to hot tub in the comfort of their own homes.
Walk-in tub installations by Tom Drexler Plumbing
Tom Drexler Plumbing handles walk-in tub installations for residential properties, retirement homes, assisted-living facilities and wherever these tubs are required. Most walk-in tubs can be installed in the same area as traditional tubs. However, the area needs to be resized or prepped to properly fit the walk-in tub model of your preference.
Proper installation of walk-in tubs is essential for their right use. Not everyone may require a large tub and before buying a tub it is also important to assess the size of the bathroom. Our plumbers are trained to repair and install all kinds of bath fixtures. Call Tom Drexler Plumbing for walk-in bathtubs and also for installation of showers for people with disabilities.