BATHTUBS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BATHTUBS
Posted on December 4th, 2017.
There are many changes that you will have to make around your house as you inch towards the stage of becoming a senior citizen. Ageing limbs, unsteady feet, aching joints and uncoordinated movement – that is how your journey towards old age begins. And when you begin to witness these changes in your body, it may be time to consider safety proofing your home and property. The place to start that project will be your bathroom.
Bathrooms are considered to be one of the most accident prone sections in a house. To make them safer and more comfortable for senior citizen use, you will need to choose and install suitable bathtubs that are designed for easy use. Here is how you can find and select the right one:
- Make sure that the bathtub you select has relevant safety features built-in to make your bathing experience comfortable and convenient. Walk-in door, bathing seat, extendable shower head, anti-slip floor, hand bars and guard rails – all these are must have features in a bathtub for senior citizens.
- Various companies out there offer specialty bathtubs for senior citizens. Not all of their products will be worthy of your trust and money. Use peer power to seek reviews about different products and suppliers and ensure you are getting a bathtub that will fulfill your expectations, both in terms of quality as well as longevity.
- Warranties and return policies of the vendor are also an important consideration when looking for a bathtub for senior citizens. Make sure that everything from the water tight seal on the door to the pumps, blowers, faucets, heaters, ceramic/acrylic components and paint is covered under warranty by the manufacturer for a reasonable duration of time.
- Buying a bathtub for senior citizens means making considerable changes to your bathroom. You do not want to invest in a product that doesn’t fit in your space or isn’t compatible with your existing plumbing. Before making the final payment for the tub, make sure you have your trusted plumber examine your purchase.
Just follow these basic precautions to find the right bathtub for senior citizens to install in your home.