Are Walk-in Tubs Worth It?
The old adage reminds us that health is wealth, and for many homeowners across the country who have chosen to age in place, maintaining optimal health and well-being requires a financial investment. That said, if you are wondering whether or not to have a walk-in tub installed at your home, ask yourself this: Do you feel safe and comfortable when bathing? Are you confident in your ability to get into and out of the bathtub, even when it’s wet and slippery? If these questions have you hemming and hawing, it’s probably worth it to invest in a walk-in tub. Even if you feel confident and comfortable maneuvering in and out of your bathtub today, there’s no telling how you might feel in six months, a year, or five years into the future.
After all, falls in the bath or shower are among the leading causes of the need for emergency and nursing care for elderly homeowners. If you plan to remain in your home for as long as possible, having a walk-in tub installed is an effective way to curb this risk. Not to mention, nowadays many walk-in tubs feature therapeutic components such as hydrotherapy massage jets and chromotherapy LED lights to encourage wellness. So, not only will you get to enjoy a safer and more comfortable bathing experience, but with a walk-in tub that’s customized to your personal preferences, bathing can be much more relaxing and rewarding.
Learn More about Having a Walk-In Tub Installed
Here at American Home Design, we are proud to serve homeowners who have chosen to age in place. When you partner with us, we will work with you to find the products that best suit your needs. We offer several safety tub and shower systems, including Jacuzzi® walk-in bathtubs that boast a number of impressive features such as:
- Grab bars
- ADA-compliant seats
- Easy-access doors
- Quick-fill options
- Slip-resistant floors