Walk-In Bathtubs For the disabled

By: Claire Bullerwell

You may have noticed that some old people can have a hard time going over a regular bathtub. You may also notice that it is very impractical for disabled persons to climb over bathtubs. And, you know that they might need help in doing it.

What if they want or is forced to live alone and don't want any assistance from other people? Who will assist them to get inside the bathtub? Walk-in bathtubs are probably the best solution for this kind of problem.

As what the name walk-in bathtub says, you don't need to climb over its sides just to get inside the tub. All you need to do is simply open a door and walk inside. You may now wonder how you can fill it with water if it has a door on its side. The doors in these kinds of bathtubs are built with sealant that does not allow water to flow out of its sides once you lock it.

Now, because of the waterproof door, the person who needs assistance to enter a bathtub before can now safely enter and exit the bathtub easily with little or no assistance at all.

Many bathtub manufacturers have thought about this bathtub because of the necessity of living independently, especially for handicapped or old people. Walk-in bathtubs are smaller and a bit deeper than conventional bathtubs.

Some walk-in bathtubs have a built-in whirlpool jets that is very useful for old people. The jets are located at a specific location in the bathtub that massages certain areas in the body. This innovation is great for a person who wants a relaxing massage while they bathe.

There are basically two types of walk-in bathtubs. The first is the inward opening bathtub that is made larger to accommodate the inward swing of the door. The inward opening is great because it is larger and can accommodate larger area for bathing or washing purposes. However, one main disadvantage of the inward opening walk-in bathtub is that you have to wait until the water is completely drained before you can come out. This is because the water inside the tank pushes the door closed. This is very inconvenient when an emergency arises and you need to get out of the bathtub fast.

The outward opening bathtub is relatively smaller than the inward opening bathtub. This is because you don't need a lot of space to open its door. However, it allows emergency exit even if the tub is filled with water.

There are regular walk-in bathtubs available and there are Jacuzzi walk-in bathtubs. All you have to do is choose one that suits your needs. If you want to have a massage, then Jacuzzi walk-in bathtubs is for you. However, if you will just use the walk-in bathtub for bathing and washing purposes, you just need to purchase a regular walk-in bathtub.

If you don't know what kind of walk-in bathtub you need, you can contact your local walk-in bathtub and invite him or her in your home to let him or her assess the bathroom size and the kind of bathtub you need.

Always remember that convenience and comfort should be your main priority when you are purchasing a walk-in bathtub. You should also make sure that the manufacturer of the bathtub is well known and has a high reputation in bathtub making. With this, you can be sure that your bathtub will last for a long time.

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