If you're considering buying an easy access walk-in bath, we examine the ways in which they can benefit elderly users.
As we age, our bodies undergo many changes that can make it more difficult to carry out everyday activities, such as bathing. For many elderly individuals, traditional bathtubs can be particularly challenging to use, due to the high sides and lack of support. This is where walk-in baths come into play—they are specifically designed to meet the needs of the elderly and provide a safer, more comfortable bathing experience.
Walk-in baths are designed to blend seamlessly with your chosen bathroom decor
One of the biggest benefits of walk-in baths for the elderly is the increased level of safety they offer. Traditional bathtubs can be very dangerous for seniors, as the high sides and slippery surface can make it easy to slip and fall. With a walk-in bath, however, the low threshold and slip-resistant surface make it much easier and safer to get in and out of the tub.
Another major benefit of walk-in baths for the elderly is increased independence. With a walk-in bath, seniors can bathe safely and independently without having to rely on others for assistance. This can be particularly important for seniors who live alone or who have limited mobility.
The Orchard walk-in P shaped shower bath has an enlarged end to provide a comfortable experience for the user, regardless of whether they choose showering or bathing
Walk-in baths are also designed to provide a more comfortable and relaxing bathing experience. Many walk-in baths can be equipped with shower seats, easily adjustable water temperature and even massage jets, which can help soothe sore muscles and joints.
Finally, walk-in baths are designed to be as accessible as possible, making them an ideal choice for elderly individuals with mobility issues or disabilities. With features such as low-threshold entries, adjustable water temperature and easy-to-reach controls, walk-in baths are much easier to use than traditional bathtubs, which can be challenging for elderly people with limited mobility.
Grab rails can help provide added support at bathtime
In conclusion, walk-in baths offer many benefits for the elderly, including increased safety, independence, comfort and accessibility. Whether you're looking to update your own bathroom or seeking to make your home more user-friendly for elderly family members or friends, a walk-in bath is definitely worth considering.
Find out more about walk-in baths and Independent Living
At Victoria Plum, we offer a wide range of accessible bathroom solutions—in fact, we've coined a phrase. We call it "Independent Living". If you're looking to update a bathroom for someone who happens to have restricted mobility or a disability, you'll find plenty of advice and inspiration right here.
Whether you want to know how much a walk-in bath costs or want to read up more about what accessible bathrooms contain, you'll discover all the help and information you need. However, usability is just one aspect of an accessible bathroom. We'll show you how to combine style with safety and security, whether you're planning a bathroom for an elderly relative, a wheelchair user or someone who is partially-sighted. And, don't forget to check out our latest ideas for accessible bathrooms with on-trend styles and traditional designs.
Head to our Independent Living hub for more ideas and advice on accessible bathrooms.
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