You may find that a walk-in tub can significantly improve your bathing experience, making it more comfortable and much safer. Here are some questions to ask of yourself if you are thinking about getting a walk-in tub and whether you should follow through with doing so.
Do you feel at risk of falling?
Do you have any mobility issues, weakness, coordination issues or other things that leave you feeling as if you are at risk of falling while you are getting in and/or out of your bathtub? If so, then the safest thing for you to do is to follow through with replacing the bathtub you have now with a walk-in tub. When you can open the door and walk right in the tub instead of needing to climb over the side, there is much less risk of falling.
Do you struggle to sit in the bathtub?
Do you find it very hard to get down to the sitting position in the bathtub? Also, do you find it hard to get back up to the standing position when you are ready to get out of the bath? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you will find that a walk-in tub can help with both of these issues. Once you have a walk-in tub, you won't have to struggle to sit or stand due to the way in which the walk-in tubs are designed. They offer you a seat that's elevated for you to sit in. So, you can sit right in the seat of the tub just as you would sit in a chair and getting up will be just as easy.
Do you wish the bathtub was warmer?
If you have an issue like arthritis or fibromyalgia, then you may find that sitting in the bathtub hurts as your body touches the cold tub, even if the water in the tub is very warm. More good news is that you will be able to find a walk-in tub that also offers you a heated seat. This means everything about your journey into the tub will be comfortable and inviting for you.
You have just learned about a few of the great things that walk-in tubs offer. However, there are a lot more features that you will appreciate getting to take advantage of and enjoy when you make the switch to a walk-in tub. They will also have things like handrails for your safety, as well as jets and more.
Reach out to a local walk-in tub installer to learn more about your options.