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Where Are Walk In Bathtubs Used?


Where Are Walk In Bathtubs Used?

Walk in bathtubs are ideal in a variety of settings where easy and safe access to bathing is a priority.  In recent years, the baby boomer generation has begun reaching retirement in record numbers and the demand for safe bathing solutions has increased tremendously.  From simple additions like installing non-slip floor mats and grabs bars to more permanent solutions like walk-in tubs, there is a wide variety of products available that can support safe bathing.

In environments frequented by seniors, the disabled, the obese, or anyone with limited mobility, a durable, safe, and easy-to-clean walk in bath tub can improve quality of life by alleviating the fear of falling and enabling individuals to care for themselves and live more independently. Walk in bath tubs are designed to be virtually effortless to enter, use, and exit, and come with doors that have a watertight seal to prevent leaks and splashing that otherwise might make floors a slippery and hazardous.

By minimizing accidents, a walk-in bath tub can also reduce costly injuries, suffering, and potential lawsuits for organizations that serve elderly and handicapped populations. With optional massage and spa capabilities often available, those with health issues such as circulation problems or debilitating pain, commonly seen in diabetic patients.  Those with crippling arthritis may also benefit from the therapeutic benefits of a walk-in tub.

Tubs with low step-in heights are frequently sought for installation in private homes, but demand has also grown dramatically as companies and facilities realize that walk in bathtubs are a wise long-term investment that can both save money and minimize risk of injury to a wide range of clientele. 

Older patients and customers with disabilities are more likely to patronize a business if it offers amenities that make them feel secure and confident, rather than dependent.  Therefore, incorporating walk in bath tubs can provide a competitive edge when attempting to attract and service the senior crowd. 

There are a wide array of locations, besides residential single-family homes, where walk in bath tubs can be a practical and useful feature, such as in senior housing complexes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, condo buildings and apartment buildings, hotels, hospitals, day spas, rehabilitation clinics and physical therapy centers, mobile and modular homes, recreational vehicles, independent living facilities, fitness centers, in cruise ship suites, and in group homes that serve the mentally handicapped, disabled, or elderly, to name only a few.


Walk in bathtubs can help builders, health care providers, and those in the recreation and hospitality industries to meet market demands and gain loyal customers.  Simply installing a walk in tub can add value to your home or business, help prevent injuries, and offer a new sense of safety to those with limited mobility.    

AmeriGlide has the lowest prices you'll find anywhere on walk in bathtubs. Compare our walk in bath tub models and read user-submitted reviews of each product, or call an expert today to order a custom-fit walk in bathtub! 

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