A walk-in tub is essential for those who would like to be able to stay independent and remain in their home

What is a Walk-In Tub?
A walk-in tub is a bathtub that is generally used for the same purpose as a traditional bathtub; however it is designed to provide individuals with a safer, more convenient and comfortable bathing experience. Walk-in baths are typically intended to suit those with mobility challenges such as those that are disabled (physical handicaps), the elderly, and/or those who suffer from painful ailments. They were created to meet the needs of individuals who want to bathe independently and securely. Some people purchase accessories for their traditional tub like bath seats, grab bars, etc. in order to try and meet their desire for independence and security in the bath. They find however that those “band-aid” type solutions are not really a solution at all. Traditional baths, even with all of the available accessories, are not designed for those who suffer from mobility problems. This is where walk-in tubs come in.

Getting in and out of a walk-in tub is much safer than with a traditional bathtub

Why choose a Walk-In Tub?
As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), we recommend a walk-in tub to individuals who need to feel secure when taking a bath. For this reason, safety features are a key design in a walk-in bath tub. Not only is it difficult for most people to get into and out of a traditional bathtub – let’s face it, simply stepping over a traditional 17″ tub can be a chore! Plus, many individuals do not have the upper body strength to pull themselves up after taking a bath and there is generally not a grab bar handy to assist you. Another complaint we often hear about is that a traditional bathtub is fine when you are a child, but not very comfortable for an adult. A walk-in tub comes with a door that is on the same side as the drain and these doors are sealed so that they are watertight to keep them from leaking. This is why walk-in tubs are often called tubs with doors or step in bath tubs.

Painted fiberglass or gelcoat products may become difficult to clean and stain over time.

How about maintenance?
Actually, one of the biggest problems with walk-in tubs is that many are difficult to clean and may even become stained or fade over time. This is generally not what people expected at the time of purchase but they never thought to ask. Most walk-in tubs are made from a painted fiberglass or gel coat which is really a porous surface. Over time fiberglass will have a difficult time resisting soap scum, hard water stains, mildew and may become permanately stained. Learn more about the Jacuzzi® non-porous acrylic bathtub and how easy it is to clean and maintain.

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