It Is Time for My Parents to Consider a Walk In Tub Shower

by Londa
(Oklahoma City, OK)

Walk In Tub Shower

Walk In Tub Shower

I am young, strong, and healthy, and yet there are times when I am so tired after a long day of work that I've almost slipped getting into or out of the bathtub.


It's moments like those that cause me to think about my elderly parents. Just the thought of a slip or fall makes me cringe.

At the long-term care facility where I work, many of the residents have the option of using our walk in tub shower combination, and let me tell you, I'm seriously considering buying one for my parents.

A walk in tub shower combination is the perfect solution for not only the elderly, but anyone with a physical disability that makes getting into or out of the bathtub difficult, and sometimes dangerous.

These walk in tub showers come in a variety of sizes, designs, and accessories. The tubs are often waist-high with a large door in the side that opens outward. You have to sit down on a bench inside and close the door before you can turn on the water. No drips, no leaks.

The tub fills up and they enjoy their bath or use a hand-held shower accessory. Some models even come with Jacuzzi jets.

When they’re done, a button drains the water. The door won’t open until all the water has drained out. Safe, convenient, comfortable.

That's what I want for my parents. I got online and looked at pricing options, thrilled to find most manufacturer brands offered financing as well as professional installation.

This weekend I'm going over to my parents’ house to show them some brochures. I'm sure they'll be excited. I know I am, and I might even go over a time or two and take a bath in their new walk in tub shower!

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