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Top picks for walk in safety tubs 2023

As people grow older, it is not uncommon for mobility to become limited and for the risk of accidents, such as falls, to increase significantly. This can limit the ability to perform daily activities and can also lead to feelings of frustration and isolation.

Therefore, it is essential to prioritize safety and independence while aging. The bathroom is one of the most dangerous areas for seniors, and stepping in and out of the bathtub can pose numerous challenges. Fortunately, many manufacturers offer an impressive range of safety features and extra conveniences designed to simplify and enhance the bathing experience for the elderly. From non-slip surfaces to handrails and even grab bars, these features allow seniors to safely and comfortably enjoy their daily hygiene routine without fear of injury or discomfort. Additionally, these features can provide peace of mind for family members and caregivers, knowing that their loved ones are safe and well-cared-for in their own homes.

Choosing a walk-in safety tub can be challenging due to multiple factors to consider. It’s crucial to determine the safety and comfort features that suit you best. Safety tubs with doors are great for individuals with limited mobility while sit-down baths with integrated seats provide both comfort and convenience. Take time to research your options and select the ideal safety tub for your unique needs to enjoy a safer and more enjoyable bath time experience for years to come.

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Prioritize  individual needs over wants when choosing a walk-in tub. Meet all needs, even if they require a tub with a door. Features like heaters and jets should be secondary. Opt for a fully-featured tub, but prioritize fulfilling needs.

Set a budget range but understand that you might have to spend a little more to get what you need. Even when looking at your initial options it will be clear that you can expect to pay more than you would for the average remodeler’s bathtub.

Don’t forget to consult a walk in tub renovation specialist. The type of tub that can be installed will be determined by the space and plumbing that is available. If extensive renovation or remodeling is needed, you’ll have to factor this into your budget.

Top Picks for the Best Rated Walk in Tub 2023

Gelcoat Premium 52 in. Right Hand Walk-in Whirlpool and Air Bathtub

American Standard has a reputation for impressive designs, reliability, and long-lasting durability. As one of the largest plumbing product manufacturers in the world they know a thing or two about bathroom fixtures.

Features that helped make the American Standard my top pick include:

Whirlpool massage system with 12 water jets with an in-line heater for a soothing and invigorating therapeutic bathing experience.

Air spa system with 26 air jets delivering advanced water therapy and the variable speed heated blower delivers thousands of bubbles that encourage circulation.

Quick drainage system rapidly pumps the water out of the tub making it safe to open the door and exit the tub quickly and safely.

Available in white or linen and in left hand or right hand door/drain configuration.

 Ergonomically placed controls  for easy access.

Fast fill faucet with hand wand.

Outward opening door.

Universal Tubs HD Series 54 in. Walk-In Whirlpool Tub

The Universal Tubs HD Series Walk-In Whirlpool Tub is perfect for seniors and individuals with mobility issues. Features include a quick-fill option and convenient fast drainage. The tub is made with high-quality materials that adds elegance to any bathroom.

Features that stood out on the HD series by Universal include:

Wide opening door.

Whirlpool massage system with nine jets and maintenance heater for maintaining the perfect bath temperature.

Fast drainage system for exiting the tub quickly and safely.

White gelcoat finish with left hand or right hand door/drain configuration.

Raised chrome button controls.

Quick fill faucet with hand wand.

Inward opening door.

MediTub 60" Fiberglass Air / Whirlpool Walk In Tub for Alcove, Corner, or Single Wall Installations

A sit down bath is more than a purchase- it’s an investment in the health, safety, and wellbeing of you or your loved ones. It provides comfort and convenience while aiding physical abilities and independence. These baths are practical, user-friendly, and help prevent slips and falls, especially for those with limited mobility or the elderly. The experience is therapeutic and relaxing, improving physical and mental well-being. With a sit down bath, you’re helping take control of the health and comfort you and your loved ones deserve. The Medi-Tub is made to order and fills the standard 60″ alcove without an extension kit, which makes more tub room. than other models. The reason this excellent walk in safety tub is third on my list is because it doesn’t include an inline heater and faucet like the other models. These items must be purchased separately which add to the cost.

  • Wheel chair accessible tub
  • Covered under a 10 year limited and lifetime (door seal) warranty from MediTub
  • Fiberglass construction is lightweight and easy to install
  • Three wall alcove, corner or single wall installation provides maximum versatility with tub placement
  • Designed with removable front access panels for maintenance and Hoyer lift accessible
  • Comes with solid stainless steel frame with 8 laser precision support points and adjustable feet for leveling
  • Safe for bathing salts and aromatic oils for a deep, relaxing soak
  • Air bath – air injection system gives the user a unique, relaxing bathing experience
  • Right drain placement with included drain assembly
  • Textured slip resistant bottom helps prevent falls
  • Pneumatic controls
  • Designed for use with OPFHC deck mounted tub filler (sold separately)
  • Made in America
  • ADA compliant

Knoxville Tub to Shower Conversions installs all brands of Walk-in Safety Tubs

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