According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), more than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year and 80% of those falls happen in the bathroom. NIA says that equipping homes with necessary bathroom safety precautions can reduce senior falls, keep them out of the emergency room and possibly extend their life.
One important preventative method recommended by physicians is installing a shower or tub that is built around the unique needs of elderly adults. Walk-In Tubs, for example, offer comfortable seating, grab bars, low step up and other senior-friendly features.
At Columbus Bath Design of Ohio, we are happy to offer walk-in bathtubs to seniors living around Columbus, Ohio. We can replace your current, high-sided bathtub or shower with one that has a leak-proof side door. This allows seniors to still enjoy a soothing soak with easier, safer access and less risk of falling. Our walk-in tubs can be fully customized to specific wants and needs with options like a built-in seat, whirlpool jets and safety equipment, such as ADA grab bars.
If you are interested in learning more about walk-in bathtubs, schedule a free estimate with us today!