Walk in tub with shower, Benefits of

walk in tub with shower

Walk in Tub with Shower, Benefits of

Everyone enjoys a warm and relaxing shower. However, traditional bathtubs are dangerous for seniors and those with mobility problems. Accidents may happen when entering and exiting the tub. You don’t want your loved one to sustain any injuries.  Especially, when all he wants is to take a relaxing shower and be independent inside the bathroom. Fortunately, you can install a walk in tub with shower.  This will let your loved one take a shower without putting his safety at risk.

 A walk in tub with shower comes in handy when you have a senior or individual with limited mobility in your home. Most tubs are designed in a way that is risky and difficult for one to get in. A walk in tub with shower, on the other hand, is different.  Its design offers safer access and features that prevent slips and falls. For seniors and people with mobility problems, their bathing experience will be easier once a walk in tub with shower is available in their home.

Aside from this, a walk in tub with shower can provide additional benefits such as hydrotherapy and massage. There are tubs that feature a powerful system of jets that message the skin.

The water system’s design can target certain muscle groups such as the hips, feet and lower back. Since the buoyancy of water is lessened to a great extent, the pressure on the joints is reduced as well. This is a great option for those who are suffering from joint problems and arthritis.

Why Get a Walk in Tub with Shower?

 If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, why don’t you consider installing a walk in tub with shower? Most walk in tubs with shower feature special jets that allow water to flow on the skin in a way that improves the circulation of blood. When the body has enough supply of oxygen, its metabolic function is increased and toxins are flushed out.

Walk in tubs with shower have handrails, textured pads and seats that help the person keep his head above water. Since there is no shower door, you don’t need to worry about the older people in your home suffering any injury.

Another advantage of installing a walk in tub with shower is the fact that it will boost the value of your property. If you want to sell your home, the walk in tub with shower can be a good selling joint.

Not all homes have a walk in tub with shower.  Therefore this will give you an advantage when selling your property.

A long hot bath is definitely one of the best ways to relax in your home. Aside from cleaning your body, a hot bath can also soothe muscle pains. However, as you grow older, entering and exiting the tub becomes difficult and dangerous. Installing a walk in tub with shower can make bathing more comfortable and safe for you and for those with mobility problems in your home.


11 thoughts on “Walk in tub with shower, Benefits of

  1. Adam says:


    These are a fantastic idea and look pretty luxurious with the water jets. As at any age, mobility and independence are 2 basic requirements as human beings. What do they cost to install? Also, are there different configurations?

    Thanks for posting.

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Adam,
      Yes, these walk in tubs can be quite luxurious. You can get models configured for faucets and doors to be located on the right or left side. In addition, it can be designed based on whether you are installing in the right or left side of the bathroom. The installation will vary depending on how much work that is needed to be done, besides the plumbing. For example, sometimes you may need to redo the tiles and walls. If you find a good honest plumber or contractor, it can be anyway from $800 – $1200, maybe a little more. Of course, where you are located plays a factor too.

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  2. Steven Dillard says:

    These are actually a great idea for keeping seniors safe when bathing/showering. I have seen these before and think they would work great and also give someone (and their loved ones) a piece of mind knowing that they would stay injury free.

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Steven,
      Thanks for the positive feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve the safety of seniors living at home.

  3. Craig says:

    A great idea for elderly members of the family. I like the mobility of these too. They can be installed straightaway with no need to build them from scratch. I presume all you need to do is connect to the water mains pipes?

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Craig,
      Yes these are self containing items, meaning they come assembled. You still need a professional to install it for you. Besides connecting the plumbing, you may need to do some cosmetic work in your bathroom. Its usually best to install these products when you are doing renovations.

  4. Gulsah says:

    This is such a great idea for those with disabilities and the elderly. I’ve seen similar products at Home Depot or Lowes, can’t remember which one but I’ve always wondered how fast the water drains from the tub, since I’m thinking you can’t open the door unless all the water is out?

    • elderlysafetyproducts says:

      Hi Gulsah,
      It really depends on the models. Some models have doors that swing inwards or outwards. The doors that swing inwards would normally not be able to open due to the water pressure. On the other hand, the outward swinging doors can be open even if there is water in the tub. Thanks for the feedback.

  5. Penelpe says:

    This is an excellent idea, I had no clue these existed. My 93 year old grandma could really use one…I know she showers 1x/week or less, probably partly out of fear of falls. And a friend who suffered a stroke could have really used this during her recovery. Thanks for the info!

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