My grandparents are in their 80′s. Yours might be in their 90′s or older?! Anyways, my grandma started losing her short term memory and falling a lot. This was super scary for my mom (it’s her mother) so we all took it pretty seriously. My grandfather still has his wits about him but his strength is not what it used to be so he decided to get the family to help out with caring for my Nana. One of the greatest things that he did for her and for the family which has freed up time and energy for everyone is getting her one of those walk in tubs to bathe in because of all her recent falls. She not only doesn’t need help in the bathroom but she bathes every day by herself which is huge for her dignity and a great relief for my grandfather.
Walk in bathtubs for elderly folks help the whole family
Since my nana got her walk in tub, her hair is usually cleaner than it had been because she was only washing it once a week when my aunt took her to the hair shop. Now she spends quite a while in the tub and has time to wash her hair. The water doesn’t get cold because it has a water heater, heated air jets and a heated seat so she can soak as long as she wants to. Her bathtub sits in the middle of her bathroom, it’s modeled after the old Victorian style tubs and she really takes advantage of it.
Safety for Seniors at a whole notha’ level
Seniors who have lived a very active lifestyle and productive life find it hard to settle down sometimes and end up doing things that get them hurt. These things are not anything out of the normal, in fact, they’re just walking unaccompanied, driving or picking something too heavy up. Safety is a premium for people who want to continue to be independent and active instead of putting their feet up and accepting the role of “old man” or “old woman.” There are a lot of premier bathing products that could help seniors in the bathroom but nothing improves safety like a step in tub. The reason is obvious – there are so many more accidents in the bathroom related to stepping in and out of a regular tub than any other emergency room trip. So do your family a favor and get your aging parents / grandparents or even yourself if you have any kind of physical limitation or disability into a step in safety tub. Thanks for reading