There are so many different options to choose from. It really depends on the dimensions of the bathtub, layout of the bathroom, and obviously the style you are looking for. Some you can install yourself, and others it is probably best to hire a professional.
Walk-in tubs have many benefits, especially for the elderly or if you have knee problems, etc. You are able to walk in and out of the tub without help. They are safe, and actually more comfortable. Some even offer light therapy and aroma therapy! A walk-in bathtub is such a great thing to have, and also increases the value of your home. According to my research, 157,000 people go to the emergency room, because of accidents that happen in the bath or shower. It becomes more difficult as we get older. It’s just a part of life, so walk-in bathtubs is such a wonderful invention.
The risk of falling is taken away, because the person is actually able to sit down right away, it is all pretty much one piece, so it is so much easier to clean, and there is nothing to climb over or situate so the risk of injury is lessened.
Being able to install a much safer bathtub is such a wonderful thing, as needed to relax and bathe becomes intimidating when it is a difficult task to do, especially for the elderly, handicapped, or injured. Relaxing in the tub should never be intimidating! If a walk-in tub is something you are interested in or perhaps interested in for a friend or family member, check out some pricing for different ones. There are many professionals that can install a safe walk-in tub in your home.