For some people, getting in and out of the bathtub can be a very difficult process. For these people it is important to find a bathtub that is safe and secure for their use, a good option is an ADA accessible bathroom.
Nowadays people in this position have options available to them. It doesn't have to be a major ordeal to take a bath anymore in the regular bathtub. There are safe options now that you can take advantage of.
Tubs are now made for those who have difficulty taking a bath in the standard tub. New baths make it much easier to get in and out and easier to use.
So people who otherwise wouldn't be able to take baths on their own now have options. And thet come in different shapes, colors and sizes which make them even better.
Walk in bathtubs are great for people who have difficulties getting over the sides of the tubs. They can make it much easier for someone to get in and out.
Those with more severe mobility limitations and wheelchair users may appreciate another popular handicapped bathtub model. On these models, the doors open outward to make them even easier to use, and the "sit and pivot" style allows wheelchair users to transfer themselves to the tub with ease. Popular features can be installed, and these units also offer temperature control, optional whirlpool or hydrotherapy features and safety bars.
You aren't stuck with just one color or style or design as there are now a variety of decisions to make. If you want a bath experience that is comfortable and not as dangerous as a regular one than these are good options.
You will have to check the measurements of the room to be sure that you will have the appropriate fit. If the measurements are off then you will have a problem with the installation.
Smaller options exist if you are working with less space than an average bathroom. These are especially good for people with very small spaces.
There are simple and straightforward ways that you can do to reduce the risk of bathroom-related accidents. You can install grab bars in the bathroom to help improve safety in this high-risk area. You can also place non-skid mats on the floor to avoid slipping while your feet are still wet after a good shower. Investing in walk in tub accessible shower would also be a good idea.
Developments in recent years have produced mobility aids like the walk in tub collection of first street for Boomers and Beyond. Using walk in tubs like these provide physical safety and peace of mind-both for the users and their loved ones. The tubs in this collection are available in widths 26", 29", 30", and 31" and come with large, easy-to-use faucet handles, bath grab bar, large comfortable ADA compliant seat, and large controls for the optional hydro massage therapy systems.
Other features of the collection include large hot and cold water faucet, large water diverter, spout, extendable showerhead, floor drain, and large ergonomic door handle.
New models have additional safety features and functionality which really help people out when they are in an otherwise precarious situation. If you enjoy taking baths on your own and want to be safe, these might be worth a shot.
ADA accessible bathrooms will prevent falls, breaks, unsafe bathing habbits and an over all safe and relaxing experience.