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Make Your Bathroom Safe

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by Alan Knight


The bathroom, usually the smallest room in your home, is statistically the most dangerous. A 2008 study conducted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, found that about 235,000 people over the age of 15 visited emergency rooms due to injuries that occurred in the bathroom. These injuries are not only limited to slips and falls. There’s risk of electrocution if an electrical appliance falls into water as well as the risk of poison since many chemical products are often housed in the bathroom. Don’t forget those nasty cuts from the sharp items that abound in the bathroom like razors, or even hand held mirrors that can shatter when dropped. This is beginning to sound like a hazard zone but it really doesn’t have to be. Your bathroom can and should be a safe space for people of all ages.

Children, adults and especially seniors are vulnerable and can be at risk if thoughtful precautions are not taken. You can start with the easy improvements that require little to no expense and move up to more extensive changes or upgrades if necessary. This is your family’s safety and that is always a number one priority. Let’s start with the small stuff.

POISON CONTROL

Can you believe the second leading cause of home injury death is poisoning? It leads to about 5,000 fatalities a year.

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 Most people (I hope) want to make sure their bathrooms are as germ- and bacteria-free as possible. It’s not an easy task because frankly, humans harbor all kinds of bacteria and germs and we leave are mark everywhere. You possibly use bleach or possibly ammonia and other strong cleaners with chemicals to ensure you rid your bathroom of the pesky germs and odors. Did you know that if bleach or ammonia are mixed together they make a potentially deadly gas? Either one of them alone can cause burns or respiratory problems to people who are generally sensitive to chemicals.  Don’t forget about drain cleaners. Many can burn skin if touched and it is essential to be very careful when using them.


If you have these items in your bathroom or anywhere else in your home (like the kitchen), it is essential to have them clearly marked. Educate your young ones on the perils of touching these chemicals. Ideally, if you have very young children, store them in a place where they can’t reach or even better, under lock and key.

DON’T BE SHOCKED!

I mean that literally. You keep your blow dryers and curling irons in the bathroom. You may have an electric toothbrush on your countertop. Any of these items can cause electrocution if they fall into a tub or a sink filled with water. Beware of damaged or frayed cords as they can be another hazard especially if they are lying on a wet countertop.

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The safety precautions are common sense though not everyone follows them. Make sure all electrical appliances are unplugged and away from any water when not in use. Don’t use these appliances near water, please. It is too easy to cause an unnecessary accident and is easily avoidable.


BE SHARP WITH YOUR RAZORS

As you know, young children love to explore. They are in awe of all of their surroundings and are fascinated by the littlest trinkets and gadgets. Some of those gadgets should not be within their reach and the razor is one of them. Simply put them in a cabinet that is out of reach and don’t leave them in the shower or tub. Keep your children cut-free.

PROTECT AGAINST THE NUMBER ONE CULPRIT- FALLS

Falls are the leading cause of home injury deaths with about 6,000 fatalities per year. Seniors are especially vulnerable. About one in three seniors who suffer a fall, will incur injuries that lead to hospitalization. There are many ways to protect against these accidents and some are fairly simple remedies.

1.      Rugs can be a hazard but they don’t have to be. Throw rugs in the bathroom enhance the décor and add a little color and luxury. They can also cause you to trip or fall when they slip. Your bathroom can still be plush and safe if you purchase non-skid rugs. Double sided industrial tape placed beneath the rug will keep it safely secured to the floor.

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2.      Light it up. Good lighting is essential in every bathroom. But night lights are the key to adding another safety element to that space. How many times have you woken up to use the bathroom and ended up bumping into the wall while you are half asleep? Install night lights to guide you safely into the bathroom and prevent unnecessary accidents.


3.      Grab on to those grab bars. These bars may be one the most useful preventative items you can purchase for your bathroom. Install them near the toilet area to allow ease of transfer. Getting up and down onto the toilet can be especially difficult for seniors. You should not expect that toilet paper holders, towel racks or wall-mounted sinks can reasonably support one’s weight. Proper installation is the key to safety. They should not just be mounted onto the sheetrock but instead, firmly attached to a wall stud. This can be a do-it-yourself project but for those lacking skills of a carpenter, professional installation might be a good idea. I’ll discuss a little more about grab bars for the bath/shower area in the next section.

SCRUB A DUB DUB- DON’T FALL GETTING OUT OF THE TUB

That says it all. Most falls in the bathroom occur while getting in or out of the bathtub and shower. Seniors are most susceptible due to their lack of agility. There are a few precautions you can take to make the area much safer for everyone.
1.      Use grab bars. As I mentioned previously, these need to be properly installed for paramount safety. Knowing there is something to hold onto while getting in and out of the tub can provide an extra level of comfort.
2.      Rubber mats are all the rage. Well, that might be an exaggeration but they definitely have their place in preventing slipping in the tub or shower.
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3.      Sit comfortably and safely. Shower seats and chairs should be purchased with care. Make sure they have rubber and suction feet to prevent slippage.
4.      A hand held shower head makes bathing a blast. Whether you are a senior or someone who is just a bit tired after a long day, it is pretty relaxing to sit in the shower and be able to control the placement of the shower. It does provide an added layer of protection and safety.

THE ULTIMATE SCORE

The emergence of walk-in tubs and showers really is all the rage. These are amazing additions to any bathroom and will provide years of comfort and safety. Literally, you can walk right in without having to climb. They come with many additions, like built in chairs, removable shower heads and built-in grab bars. They are not only extremely functional, but quite elegant and are an upgrade that will pay off for many years to come.

In this article, I provided you with many precautionary measures you can take to make your bathroom a safer place for people of all ages and give everyone in your home more peace of mind. 

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Have a question? Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed at the end of this article and my brother, Alan, who heads up Tub King, will personally get back to you. It’s been my pleasure sharing this information with you.
Alan Knight is the owner of Tub King, Inc., and  SeniorBathtub.com  in Jacksonville, Florida. He has many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. His companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” four years running. To contact Tub King directly, call (800)843-4231 or email alan@tubking.com. 

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Bathtubs of the Future

Seniors are Smart Buyers

The Future of Bathtubs is Now!

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By Alan Knight
Technology truly runs faster than the mind can think.  What was science fiction yesterday is now sitting on the store shelves tagged for purchase.  Someone told me recently, “If you don’t keep up with technology it will leave you behind.”  He is absolutely right.  There are people out there who are working tirelessly to come up with something new, better and more breathtaking than what the present offers.  What can we expect in the coming years?  It may surprise you.
A Time Machine.  A great actor has died. He died January 8, just a few days ago.  He was 84 years of age.  Rod Taylor was one of my personal

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favorites.  His two greatest films, as an actor, were “The Birds,” an Alfred Hitchcock iconic film, and “The Time Machine” based on the classic novel by H. G. Wells.  The movie was made in 1960, but the following it created is enormous.  There are fan clubs and techno groups who strive to find the key to time travel just because of the theme of some movie.  There are even books written today about how to build your own time machine.  The movie, “Somewhere in Time,” was based on a professor who had written a book on how to break the code of time travel.  So, will it ever happen?  Will we ever be able to travel into the past or the future?  Some say yes.  It may take a while, but don’t be surprised.

A FORCE FIELD TO PROTECT AGAINST HARMFUL RADIATION.  As NASA gears up for a trip to Mars and additional trips to

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the moon, there is serious talk about how to protect Astronauts against harmful radiation.  Outside of low orbit Earth, space is awash with radiation from the Sun and deep galactic sources like Super Nova’s.  There is concern that space travelers could be exposed to and develop cancer and other unforeseen illnesses.  And, if it is true that the earth is losing more and more of its protective shield, the research to develop a force field might be an urgent one.  Science has produced some interesting conclusions thus far.  One is that like particles repel.  We’ve all heard, opposites attract and like repels.  It is also true of radioactive particles.   If a citizen of earth wore a suit that generated the same positive particles, the invading particles would simply bounce off.  Who knows, maybe this will save the entire planet someday.

FLYING CARSHave you ever been sitting in traffic (I mean a real

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parking lot size traffic jam) and wished that you could just detach yourself from the hot asphalt and leave the road in flight.  Many of us spend an hour or so a week stuck in traffic.  The main cause of this is the ever increasing population on the road, but there is another reason. Modern technology has not kept up with the demand for better solutions in travel.  Maybe we need to create a new system of transportation that doesn’t rely so much on roads.  In the last century, we have seen airplanes and mass produced cars change the way we live.  We have been able to move farther away from cities and flight has cut travel time to a very small percentage.  Believe it or not, much progress has taken place over the last couple of decades in making a flight-car safe and affordable.  The Jetsons were not so far-fetched after all.

Now for one that is already just around the corner.  SMART TV IS

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COMING SOON!  What is it exactly?  It is a big screen, fully integrated computer system with the same technology that powers our favorite handheld devices.  It will enable viewers to fully access all multimedia content-broadcast, internet, satellite, social media.  You’ll have apps, endless streaming, and major search capabilities.  You’ll be able to see anything you want, whenever you want.  You’ll be able to interact with advertising, order products, create entertainment, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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ELECTRICAL CLOTHING.  One of the most interesting developments in recent science is that of NANORIBBONS.    Rubber films developed by researchers at Princeton University, could power mobile devices and other electronic devices.  The silicone sheets are embedded with ceramic nanoribbons that generate electricity when flexed, transforming mechanical energy to electrical energy.  Materials made from this fabric, such as shoes, could power everything from iPod’s to pacemakers just from the friction created from moving.  A vest woven with this material could take advantage of the act of breathing, thus harnessing the electrical friction created from the movement.
Now most of this sounds far-fetched, but again, technology is moving faster

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than you think.  Imagine something as simple as a BATHTUB.  No one would consider this an advance in technology, yet just a little over a hundred years ago, bathtubs were considered a luxury not a common thing at all.  They have advanced in many ways.  They are far more attractive than the wooden buckets and tin drums of earlier years.  We now have beautiful porcelain tubs, in every shape and size.  However, the greatest advancement for the bathtub may have already arrived.  It is called the WALK IN TUB

For years, those with mobility challenges had to rely on others to help them bathe.  Oftentimes taking a bath was simply using a wet sponge with a basin of water.  Why?  Because getting into the traditional bathtub became impossible.  When you can’t lift your legs, and if you have trouble keeping your balance, there is always the fear of falling and the possibility of serious or fatal injury.  That’s why science created the walk in tub. 

The tub is completely self-contained.  There is a door on the tub that is watertight, and it can be entered without effort due to the very low threshold.  There is even a seat in the tub so that loss of balance or light-headedness is not an issue.  There are additional safety features such as grab bars and slip-resistant floors and seats to take away the worry of falling. But what really makes this tub something ahead of its time, are the therapeutic benefits.  The tubs come with air and water pumps that provide jetted systems to relax and soothe the body.  The warm water therapy actually treats many medical conditions and provides welcome relief from pain.  The old days of having to use an outdoor hot tub or worse yet step down into a deep recessed tub for water therapy has been replaced by the best that science can offer:  The Walk In Tub.


Who knows where science will take us next.  Hopefully some great things lie ahead, such as a cure for cancer, free power for everyone, or the proverbial Fountain of Youth.  But for the time being, science is doing pretty well.  As long as man can dream, great things can and will happen.
In this article, I discussed many of the exciting things that the future will bring including some innovation like the walk in tub that are already here.  From science fiction to science fact is what the future brings. This is especially true in the areas of health.  In particular, our health as we age. I point out that today science has already brought us the walk in tub and all the therapeutic benefits it has to offer.
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Alan Knight is the owner of Tub King, Inc., and  SeniorBathtub.com  in Jacksonville, Florida. He has many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. His companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” four years running. To contact Tub King directly, call (800)843-4231 or email alan@tubking.com.

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WHAT DO INDEPENDENCE DAY AND WALK-IN TUBS HAVE IN COMMON?

By Kerry Knight

Freedom. Exactly what does it mean? Is it your 
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ability to vote for the candidate of your choice? Or, maybe it’s your ability to choose your profession, or where you live? When I ask people this question, I always get a lot of answers. However, for me the simple definition is: My ability to choose what I want to do without others telling me what to do … or worse, making me do things I don’t want to.
We’re coming up on another big holiday.  This weekend will honor our national independence from a government that controlled our colonies with heavy taxation and an iron rule.  I guess, in a way, things haven’t changed much, but let me stay away from politics for a moment.
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There is a tremendous satisfaction that comes with freedom.  How can you measure it?  The freedom to get into your car and drive from one end of the country to the other, visiting all the great landmarks that reminds us of how special, (yes special) our country really is.  This weekend will be a great time to be with family, respect the American flag, and honor our freedom.  Many have fought and died so that we can enjoy this independence from tyranny. 
Now, for a slight change of subject.  Today I turned 65.  I am officially a senior.  Don’t like the idea, but here it is.  I will embrace it and live with it.  Fortunately, I am healthy.  I can still do the things I’ve always done … just a little slower.  I do know, however, that health and mobility will begin to wane over time.  Can’t stop that.  I guess my greatest concern is losing my ability to take care of myself.  I don’t want to be dependent on anyone … especially my family.  No one wants to be a burden.  I do wonder how things will be 20 years from now (I can only hope I live that long.)  Surely new innovations will make life a little easier for seniors by then.
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One innovation that’s already here is that wonderful creation of the Walk-In Tub.  In the past, seniors would take a great risk in trying to get into and out of a bathtub.  It presents a hazard for anyone.  Just this past weekend, my five-year-old granddaughter fell on the slippery floor of the bathtub and bruised herself.  It happens to everyone, and seniors especially.

Safety Features of a Walk-In Tub
The Walk-In Tub was designed to take away the fear of falling.  It’s made for comfort, safety, and independent bathing.  The door allows one to walk into the tub while stepping over a low threshold.  There is a seat and a grab bar.  The faucet handles, drain control, and hand-held shower sprayer are within easy reach.  You can stand in the tub with plenty of sturdy things around you to hold on to.  It’s perfect for seniors.  

Benefits of Walk- In Tubs for Seniors
The soaker model is designed to allow a person to sit in comfort while enjoying the relaxing and soothing effects of the warm water.  The hydrotherapy jet (air jets) models provide approximately 12 ports to create thousands of therapeutic bubbles in the water, creating a massaging action. There’s also a heater available to keep the water warm. In combination with the warm water, these Walk-In Tubs definitely help seniors deal with the pain that comes with aging. 
  
For many seniors, the ability to take care of themselves is an important freedom they cherish. No one wants to be a burden on their family. I can’t think of a single instant where a senior told me that they want others to bathe them and watch every move they make when bathing.

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Dignity is a precious commodity. It’s right up there with freedom. A Walk-In Tub not only provides therapeutic benefits, it provides freedom and dignity as well.
Things will continue to improve in the senior market, but for now, the Walk-In Tub is one of the best things going. It allows you to be truly INDEPENDENT and keep your dignity. 
In this article, I discussed how the Fourth of July reminds us of freedom, and how a Walk-In Tub can provide real freedom for seniors. I further discussed how a Walk-In Tub makes it easy to take care of oneself. Yes, I also discussed the features and benefits a Walk-In Tub provides, but what’s most important is how a Walk-In Tub can provide the freedom to take care of oneself and the dignity that comes along with doing that.

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If you found this article useful, please share it with your friends and co-workers. If you have a comment related to this article, leave it in the comment section of this blog.  If you’d like to receive a FREE Walk-In Tub Buyers’ Guide, click here.  Have a question? Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed at the end of this article and I’ll personally get back to you. It’s been my pleasure sharing this information with you. Thanks again for visiting with us.

Until next time. 

Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and  SeniorBathtub.com in  Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” three years running. If you’d like to contact them, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or send an email to alan@tubking.com.
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Remembering Our Seniors on Memorial Day

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By Kerry Knight

Our country has a great deal of holiday’s. For a country that is only 200 years old, we have created a whole slew of holidays that are specific to our  nation. We celebrate past presidents, religious holidays, secular holidays and many holidays created to remember special events or people.


There is a holiday fast approaching.  We call it Memorial Day.  Unlike Veterans Day that celebrates the service of our military, Memorial Day “remembers” both men and women who died in the service of their country.    Originally known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day actually began at the time of the Civil War to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers who died.  Today it officially marks the beginning of the summer holidays, with labor day marking the conclusion.  Today Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May.
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Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can remember  as  a child going to familyreunions around Memorial Day.  Relatives would travel hundreds of miles to attend.  Small cemeteries would be visited where family members were buried after being killed in the line of duty for their country.    Some of the grave sites were very old, sometimes dating back to the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.  Small flags would be placed on  graves, along with flowers, and family members would come together for “Dinner on the Ground.”  This was a very old practice dating back to the 19th century, where families would spread potluck on sheets and tablecloths on the grass.  There,  families would renew relationships, previously lost, and  talk about special ones remembered.  Memorial Day was truly a day to remember.

Family Memories

I assume we all have special memories of people in our families.  It might be a grandparent or a mom or dad.  In looking back, we often wonder if there was something more we could have done to let them know we loved them.     The bad part about aging is that it often comes with pain and suffering.  Debilitating diseases and typical aches and pains that are a part of the body’s way of showing that its just wearing out. It also means that the final years for many, lose some of their magic.

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Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing to “remember” our loved ones before they are gone.  I’m talking about showing love, respect and appreciation to that special person in our family before they leave us.  There are many ways to do that.  It might be something as simple as a weekly phone call, a surprise visit, a card or letter.  Most still enjoy the old style of communication.

How Walk In Tubs can Help


Another way to show appreciation today is in helping to alleviate pain and suffering.  One of the greatest concepts in recent years was the creation of the Walk In Tub.  It offers so many benefits to seniors.  It permits them to bathe without assistance thus maintaining their dignity.  It provides a completely safe environment while getting in and out of the tub.  It can also provides therapeutic benefits with water therapy such as air jets and water jets that cascade pain relieving comfort over the entire body.  The Walk In Tub is affordable now, and there is no better time to offer this gift of appreciation. 

Walk In Tubs can really help. 

Most of the people that buy or Walk In Tubs are the children and grandchildren of the seniors.  The seniors sometimes  don’t feel that they deserve it or that it’s too expensive for their budgets.  But family members know better.  It’s time to memorialize our loved ones while they are still with.  Take a look at the Walk In Tub.  It’s one of many great opportunities to show your love.

In this article, I discussed how important memorial day is in our country. We celebrate many holiday’s but remembering love one’s we have lost in war is a special one. It reminds us that we can show our appreciation for our seniors before they leave this world. I discuss ways to show appreciation to grandma and pop and how many grand-kids and children of seniors are now finding it affordable to help elevate their aging parents aches and pains by providing them with a walk in tub. I discuss how these walk in tubs can increase their aging parents independence, quality of life, provide therapeutic care and additional comfort plus peace of mind. This shows our senior that we care and provides them with a better quality of life.

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If you found this article useful, please share it with your friends and co-workers. If you have a comment related to this article, leave it in the comment section of this blog.  If you’d like to receive a FREE Walk-In Tub Buyers’ Guide, click here.  Have a question? Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed at the end of this article and I will personally get back to you. It has been my pleasure sharing this information with you. Thanks again for visiting with us.

Until next time. 

Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and SeniorBathtub.com in Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” three years running. If you would like to contact them, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or email them at alan@tubking.com.
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While Making a Place for Your Parents, Include Room for a Walk-in Tub

By Kerry Knight

Today we see family’s of all sizes, shapes and configurations. We see the kids moving back in because they are trying to save money. We also see adults moving their parents into their homes to be closer to the grandkids and to help them adjust to the ever-growing demands that their aging parents are faced with. Today, it’s all about having the right kind of space for your particular family.

Spring is in full swing.  It seems like everyone is in the mood for working on their lawns and homes.   Some new homebuyersare finding small, dated homes they can go in and fix up.  Oftentimes, they have to add an additional bathroom to make them truly functional.  With a little TLC, they can turn a house that no one wanted into a modern plum of a pick.  Just by adding a special tub, like the clawfoot tub can make the house appealing to more people.

Others are expanding their own personal homes to include a place for mom or dad.   The living quarters will no doubt provide a small kitchen, a bedroom and a bath, that is especially designed for seniors. 

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Many grown children are looking for ways to make life easier for mom and dad as they enjoy their golden years.  Sometimes it’s not possible to move them into their homes because of space constraints, having careers to deal with, and housing needs that are just not available.    So, many times they will construct a small addition or separate apartment to accommodate them.  This will require special attention to safety and handicap needs.  If the senior has difficulty getting around, there will be the need possibly for wheelchair ramps coming into the apartment, placing the on and off switch for lights lower on the wall, wide doorways and hallways for easy passage with both walkers and wheelchairs, and a bathroom to fit their specific needs.  Grab bars for the walls will be especially needed.

The bathtub is another concern.  Seniors will want to be able to bathe independently if at all possible.  This means providing a bathtub that is safe and easy to enter and exit.  The Walk In Tub is ideal for this.  These tubs come with a door and seal that keeps it from leaking.  They can actually walk in, sit down on an ADA compliant seat, then close the door and lock it.   The tub can be filled with warm water to chest level, and without assistance from anyone, a senior can bathe themselves and rinse with the handheld shower that is within easy reach.  There are also options of air jets, water jets and inline heater for water therapy.

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When the senior is finished bathing, they simply open the drain, continue to rinse off the soap and begin towel drying.  When the tub is empty, they can open the door and exit.  The entire process is accomplished without anyone’s help.  Plus, there are many safety features to keep them from falling.  There is a low threshold on the entrance through the door of the tub.  The set up is typically only 6 inches.  The seat and floor of the tub are slip resistant.  In addition, there is a grab bar within the walk in tub to make it easy to get up and down.

The Walk In Tub is indispensable for insuring safety and independence for mum or dad.  The Walk In Tub can go right into a spot where a traditional bathtub would go.  The installation is not difficult.  The plumbing will match up to existing plumbing and the electrical usually requires only a couple of 110 volt circuits.

As a Walk In Tub company ourselves, we receive phone calls daily from grown children looking for a solution of how to take care of their parents in their senior years.  We are happy to be able to help them at a price they can afford.  What is really gratifying is to get calls from the children after the tubs are installed.   They thank us for solving a big concern they had.  They also tell us about how happy their parents are with their new bath addition.  So in planning a place for mom and dad in their special years think seriously about the addition of a walk in tub.

In this article, I discussed how walk in tubs are being used by families all over the USA. This trend shows family’s having multiple generations moving back to live together. This is especially true for adult who are making room for their parents to stay with them. I discuss how planning for your elder parents’ needs can make a big difference for their safety, and independents. Planning for a walk in tub, verses a standard tub can make a big difference. These walk in tubs can increase their independence, quality of life, provide therapeutic care, additional comfort, provide greater support and peace of mind. In addition, Walk in tubs can come with all the bells and whistles to provide real health benefits without breaking the bank. Adults with aging parents are finding that these new walk in tubs are filling a real need for safety and doing the right thing for helping mom and dad enjoy their golden years.

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If you found this article useful, please share it with your friends and co-workers. If you have a comment related to this article, leave it in the comment section of this blog.  If you’d like to receive a FREE Walk-In Tub Buyers’ Guide, click here.  Have a question? Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed at the end of this article and I will personally get back to you. It has been my pleasure sharing this information with you. Thanks again for visiting with us.

Until next time. 


Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and SeniorBathtub.com in Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” three years running. If you would like to contact them, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or email them at alan@tubking.com
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