Walk-in bathtub vs walk in shower. Which is the best?

Sometimes, it’s amazing to see how much benefit we can get out of small and simple things. Taking a good soak in a hot bath at the end of the day is one of those things that everyone is looking forward to. Taking a hot bath has amazing benefits to our body and state of mind, but for the elderly and for the people with mobility problems, having to take a bath can become quite a nightmare.

Luckily, Mobility Plus offers customers full support and provides solutions based on their needs. So, if you decide to remodel your bathroom, it’s best to take the expert’s advice and make an informed decision.

First of all, you must know that for an older person, the bathroom is a very dangerous territory because many unwanted accidents might happen and that’s why it is so important to make proper changes. Still not sure of what changes you need to make? No problem, I’ve got you covered!

  • Floor – In my opinion, the bathroom floor is very dangerous and should be the first thing that should be changed. There are several options available on the market, you can choose non-slip flooring or, if that option is too expensive for your budget, you can consider adding some anti-slip mats.
  • Toilet – Older people don’t have the flexibility that we have anymore and that’s what makes getting back up off from a low toilet problematic and even dangerous. In order to solve that problem, you can consider installing a higher toilet.
  • Handrails – These should really be on the top of your list because they are very important. They help an older person with balance when walking, sitting, or standing up.

Walk-in bath vs walk-in shower

To make the bathing experience enjoyable, one solution can be the walk-in bathtub. This specially designed bathtub comes equipped with a door that gives the user the ability to enter and exit the tub with ease. There is a wide range of walk-in bathtubs available on the market, with extra features that include bubble jets, handrails, and heated seating. The walk-in bathtub offers the same soaking experience as a regular bathtub and, most important, makes the bathing process a lot easier for the user and for the caregiver.

One of the disadvantages of the walk-in bathtubs is the fact that these tubs require the person to be inside the tub before it starts to fill up and until it finished draining. This can be quite a chilly and uncomfortable experience, so think well before you make a decision.

But not everybody prefers to take a long bath or maybe getting in and out of the bath has become very difficult and that is where the walk-in showers take the stage. They provide easier access and can be used in combination with other showering equipment. To ensure a safe showering experience, these showers come equipped with slip-resistant trays, safety glass and a comfortable seat.

These are a few basic things that once changed will make the life of your loved one much easier and safer. If you have other tips for me, please leave them in the comment section below.

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