You can often buy walk in bath tubs that are made here in the United States, but some people decide to buy a foreign made product. In an effort to promote American companies, Aging Safely offers a wide variety of walk in baths that are made right here in the U.S.A. Here's a simple, short list of some ideas and things to think about when buying a handicapped bathing products.
1. Is it safely and easily accessible?
2. Does the bathers body size easily and comfortably fit into the bathing appliance?
3. Is the step in height or access to transition conducive to the bathers mobility?
4. Depth of bathing, some models offer deeper soaking options.
5. Certified by third party for quality assurance?
6. Personalized customer service that can answer questions and is upfront and ethical about pricing.
7. Go to http://www.bbb.org and check out their rating and if they are accredited or not.
8. Does it have the options and features you want and need? Some models have air jets, water jets, aromatherapy, heated seats and even mood lighting which is referred to as Chromotherapy.
9. Does the bathing appliance fit into the bathroom without requiring a major remodel?
10. Is it affordable? The prices out there can range, and sometimes you get what you pay for. However, there are more affordable options that wont break the bank, without compromising quality.
11. A great warranty can really come in handy if you need it.
12. Match the bathing products with useful accessories such as safety grab bars, seat riser cushions and anti-scalding devices.
13. Know your high risk, danger areas and modify accordingly to try and minimize any fall from happening.
This is All About Keeping You And Your Loved Ones as Safe as Possible.There's no such thing as a perfectly safe product or situation. Things can happen, and well all know that. Although, we can do things to be proactive and try to be a little smarter. Having foresight and sometimes planning for worst case scenario isn't such a bad thing. We want everybody to live long, prosperous lives without having a fear of falling or getting hurt. No one should live in fear, and the bathroom is place that should be comforting and relaxing. Especially if your soaking in nice warm water, maybe even experiencing soothing whirlpool hydrotherapy jets.
According to the CDC, millions of senior adults fall each year!
Be proactive today!
To learn about wheelchair accessible handicap showers and walk in bath tub products contact an Aging Safely Baths consultant today. It is our sincere hope this information helps people out there make more informed decisions when it comes to aging in place.