One of the most important rooms to consider modifying when outfitting a home for an older adult is the bathroom. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) calls the bathroom “the most dangerous room in the house.” This is in large part due to slippery surfaces that lead to falls around the toilet and tub and shower. There are ways to make a bathroom safer—including the addition of grab bars, non-slip mats or tape, benches, and walk-in tubs. Walk-in tubs, like those made by Ella’s Bubbles, are the priciest and most involved of these options, but they are often the most beneficial and appreciated.
A walk-in tub eliminates the need to step over a high, often wet and slippery threshold. It also generally includes multiple secure places to hold on while maneuvering in and out. When it comes to maintaining independence and enjoying life, a walk-in tub may be just the addition that you’re looking for in your bathroom remodel—and Ella’s Bubbles is a highly recommended brand.