dcsimg
PRINT E-MAIL SHARE

Walk-in tubs offer safety and relaxation

WIT Store 1
WIT Store 2
WIT Store 3
WIT Store 4
WIT Store 1
WIT Store 2
WIT Store 3
WIT Store 4

For anyone with limited mobility, a walk-in bathtub can make a huge difference. Often it can change a bathing routine from an exercise in frustration or inconvenience, to a pleasurable and relaxing experience. A walk-in tub differs from a standard tub in that the door opens, there is a low threshold, and users sit in a chair-height seat while bathing or enjoying the benefits of hydrotherapy.

Walk-in tubs range in price from around $1,500 to $7,000 or $8,000, depending on quality and features. Some of the most popular features include: safety handles, power drain, hydrotherapy jets, and a flexible shower hose. Installation is definitely a job for a licensed plumber, and in some cases, an electrician and carpenter.

Because walk-in tubs can come equipped with therapeutic features, they can be helpful for patients with conditions such as rheumatism, lower back pain, arthritis, amputations, joint replacement surgery and more. While walk-in tubs are designed to assist people in maintaining their independence, they can also make things much easier for a caregiver if one is required.

Showing 1 Comments

  • Diane Downing

    17 March 2014 at 9:52 pm

    My son is6'3 and weighs 230 lbs. He has bad knees and is in a wheel chair. Is it wide enough for him. And gave enough leg room. He needs help standing after sitting down .

Thank you! Your comment has been posted successfully and is awaiting moderation. Post another Comment
There was an error processing your comment, please try again.

Leave a Comment

×
We have made updates to our Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy to reflect the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.