The stressful times we’re living in would be much easier to navigate through if you could end each day with a long soak in a heated tub with jets to soothe away your aches and pains while stimulating and nourishing your skin. But for many with mobility issues, climbing into a bathtub is fraught with danger and you are left with the alternative of a quick shower. Since falls are the leading cause of death among senior citizens, it makes sense to eliminate all hazards which might lead of a fall and climbing in and out of a slippery bathtub is a major one. But, thanks to modern innovation, there now is an alternative. You can have the best of both worlds by installing a walk-in shower tub combo.
What Are the Benefits?
A hybrid design walk-in bathtub and shower combination combine the convenience of a shower with the spa-like luxury of a heated bath. Loaded with safety features, such as conveniently placed grab bars, dual heads for use in a standing and a sitting position, anti-scald technology, a comfortable chair-style seat, and an anti-skid floor, this unit is great for every member of the family. A low threshold allows for ease of entry into the unit, and since the door opens inward, the footprint remains the same as with a standard tub. This type of unit will not encroach on an already small bathroom. You can take a quick shower if you so desire, but if you have the time, the quick fill and quick release of the water ensures you a comfortable and safe bathtub soak. Both the tub and the seat are heated for your further enjoyment. Strategically placed jets will both soothe and stimulate you, sloughing off dead skin cells and revitalizing your body, while providing the pleasure of a bubble bath, which you thought you’d never again be able to enjoy. And best of all, since the tub is heated, your water won’t go cold before you’re ready to end your bath.
What Else to Consider
Make certain your new hybrid tub has undergone rigorous testing and is backed by the manufacturer with a lifetime warranty. The unit should be constructed of acrylic and coated with a gel surface to provide years of reliability. The dealer should offer to install the product and should guarantee their installation. As you can see, there are many reasons to consider the installation of a walk-in shower tub combo.