Walk in, don’t fall in…your tub
As we all know, falling can happen to anyone regardless of age, but the older we get the more important it is to try not to. There are many ways and places in which falling can occur. One in particular is getting in and out of the bath tub. What is normally a pleasant and relaxing experience can suddenly become a dangerous chore.
The National Institute on Aging tells us that a third of seniors 65 and up take a fall each year and that a whopping 4 out of 5 of the those fall in their bathroom. If you don’t have a Walk In Tub, always have someone help you in and out. But if you’re alone it would be a good idea to hang on tight to a dry surface of the tub edge and move cautiously and slowly. That’s the best you could do in the past. The best solution now of course, would be to have a Walk In Tub. You just open the door, step in, sit down, take your bath and walk out. Voila, as they Say in France. I can’t pronounce it either.
When you are looking for a Walk In Tub there are many choices and prices. Some have a little step up to enter, with some you enter at floor level with no step. Some have slip avoiding construction. And there’s a bonus advantage to a Walk In. Not only are they safer for you, but they are actually healthier too.
Leisurely time in the warm water gently stirred by the moving soothing air actually helps your circulation. In addition the Walk In Tub’s mildly active air helps to relax muscles and contributes to a better sleep and better health. So, there are good safety and health reasons for Walking in, not falling into your next tub.
If you’re curious you can compare many and their posted prices online. Costs are quoted from around $2,000 to over $5,000. If you see a price of $10,000 or more that could mean a big profit for the seller. There are a lot of discounts too.