Choosing the right time for a Walk-in Tub

Knowing the benefits of a walk-in tub is one thing. Deciding the right time to purchase one is another. Like any investment, you want to make sure you’re getting something that will be of value to you for the long-term….

How to Talk to Your Parents About Aging Safely in Their Homes

It’s important to keep the lines of communication open between you and your parents as you both get older. It’s not that they don’t realize they’re aging, but they may not be comfortable reaching out for help from their children….

Is a Walk-In Bathtub the right choice for you?

Aromatherapy and therapeutic waterjets may sound like a day at the spa. But it’s actually the kind of comfort and relaxation you can receive in your own home with a walk-in tub. They’re comfortable. They’re convenient. And, they’re just plain…

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5 Ways to Help Manage Diabetes Naturally

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which means a focus on prevention, education, and natural control. There are plenty of ways to help your body regulate your blood sugar levels naturally so it doesn’t have to work as hard to…

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4 Ways to Show Support During National Family Caregivers Month

November marks National Family Caregivers Month and as a special thanks we want to honor all the family caregivers who have dedicated their lives to helping others! Every year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes and celebrates National Family…

Caregiver assisting patient in wheelchair

What Kind of Caregiver Are You? [Quiz]

So, what makes you a good caregiver? Our latest quiz sets out to give you the answer. Every day, caregivers set their own needs and desires aside in favor of those in their care. It’s an extremely challenging undertaking, one…

Senior couple enjoying the outdoors and senior discounts

Senior Deals You Need to be Taking Advantage Of

According to Medicare and retirement savings accounts, 65 means entering your Golden Years of retirement. This magic number also unlocks numerous discounts, as well! While you may be aware of some of the more common senior discounts, like breakfast deals…

Older couple enjoying their virtual pets together.

Virtual Pets: What They Are and How They’re Helping Seniors

Owning a pet can be enjoyable and even therapeutic to the owner but not everyone can own a pet due to their living situation, caring ability, or other factors. Seniors who live alone are among the people that would benefit…

Boosting Brain Health

Boosting Brain Health

Similar to how our body loses muscle over time, our brains can suffer from atrophy, too. Your brain’s cognitive reserve (its ability to improvise and find alternate ways of getting a job done) diminishes as you age, which makes it…

Older couples enjoying the outdoors.

Inspiring Quotes About Aging

Perhaps Betty Friedan said it best with this quote about aging, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.’ The fact of the matter is the cliches are right. Age IS just a number but…

Beach house in the distance.

10 Solo Senior Travel Tips

The idea of traveling alone can be intimidating at any age but that doesn’t mean you should stay at home. With senior citizens travel groups on the rise, solo travel over 50 turns one of the most rewarding life experiences…

Grandfather and young grandchild together.

The Best Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

They spoil us. They give us advice. They bestow wisdom. They let us get away with things as long as we don’t tell our parents… They’re our grandparents. All things considered, they really deserve our recognition. This month, we are…

Couple cooking dinner together.

These 5 Foods Can Help With Arthritis Pain

Did you know that your diet plays a major role in your arthritis pain management? While physical therapy can do wonders, eating right can also help. Let’s look at five anti-inflammatory foods that can help with arthritis pain. 1. Green…

Elderly couple browsing the internet on their tablet.

The Digital Senior: The Best Technology for Seniors

Thanks to technological advances, getting older isn’t what it used to be. Modern technology allows seniors to live in comfort and safety wherever they choose, whether that be at home alone, with family, or in a senior care facility. Technology…

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Plan a Staycation Spa Day With Your Walk-In Tub

With everything from rush hour to work responsibilities to paying bills, life can get stressful. Although stress isn’t always a bad thing, it becomes detrimental to our emotional and physical health when we don’t know how to properly manage it….

Older couple walking along the beach and holding hands.

Stay Safe This Summer: Warm Weather Tips for Seniors

Summertime is the season for long, fun-filled days, enjoying the beautiful weather, and getting active with family and friends. But it can also mean uncomfortably high temperatures, depending on where you live. While summer is beautiful, these soaring temperatures can…

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Celebrating Senior Citizens Day 2018

August 21st is a day that isn’t often celebrated, but it should be! In 1988, President Ronald Reagan announced August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day. This day is recognized as a day to honor our community’s senior population for…

Arthritis Awareness Month Tips

Arthritis Awareness Month: How Can You Make a Difference?

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and according to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the world’s most prevalent disease. For most of us, that fact is shocking. Arthritis Awareness Month is our chance to spread the message about arthritis treatment and…

Nominate Someone You Care About to Receive a FREE Walk-In Tub

Do you know someone that could benefit from the comfort and safety of an American Standard Walk-In Tub? If so, The Carey Brothers from On The House want to know about it! Simply visit OnTheHouse.com and nominate someone you care…

5 Important Tips for Getting In and Out of the Bathtub Safely

5 Important Tips for Getting In and Out of the Bathtub Safely

When you combine slippery tile or laminate flooring with running water, soap, confined spaces, and lots of dangerous corners, it should come as no surprise that nearly a quarter of a million Americans over the age of 15 visit the…

The State of Family Caregiving: Stats, Trends, and Resources

The State of Family Caregiving: Stats, Trends, and Resources

Do you provide care for a family member in need, outside of your normal work schedule? If so, you’re not alone — there are approximately 40 million unpaid family caregivers in the U.S., and that number continues to grow. The…

Caregiver Support

Where Can I Get Support as a Family Caregiver?

As a family caregiver, you have dedicated all or part of your life to support someone close to you. And while that can be rewarding, it can also be a little exhausting. It’s important to seek support when you need…

How to integrate tech into your home

Smart Homes for Seniors: How to Integrate Tech into Your Home

According to recent research by the Pew Institute, 42% of adults aged 65 and over own smartphones — up from just 18% in 2013. Two-thirds of seniors use the Internet each day, and overall adoption of the latest in tech…

Best Lower Back Stretches for Seniors

Four of the Best Lower-Back Stretches for Seniors

As you get older, taking care of your body is even more important. Stretching is a great way to alleviate tension and pain in your lower back, strengthen your core and back muscles, and maintain your agility. Let’s look at…

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[Infographic] Is Your Bathroom Safe?

Reflecting on the safety of your bathroom means adding in important products and features to limit potential injuries. More traction on the floor and tub, raised toilet seats, and walk-in tubs are all great ways to make your bathroom safer. Read…

Smart New Years Resolutions for Seniors

7 Smart New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

As 2018 approaches, so does the opportunity to embrace healthier habits. Trading TV time for walks, and stress for relaxation can result in major improvements in your overall health and happiness. Making the decision to embrace a healthier lifestyle means…

Taking Care of Your Walk-In Tub

How to Take Care of Your Walk-In Tub Guide

Your American Standard Walk-In tub is built for years of comfort and therapeutic care, and proper maintenance of your tub is key to getting the most out of it. While your walk-in tub is relatively easy to maintain, there are…

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

8 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The weather outside is starting to get frightful, and the holidays will be here before we know it! Cold temperatures and icy conditions are a constant battle for most regions of the U.S. in the wintertime, and it’s especially important…

When Should You Consider Home Care for Your Parents? These 5 Signs Will Help

When Should You Consider Home Care for Your Parents?

Deciding when to seek home care for your parents is a very personal decision for you and your family, but there are some tell-tale signs to look for next time you visit. If you notice your parent is forgetting basic…

National Caregivers Month

5 Ways to Show Your Support During National Family Caregivers Month

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a month dedicated to honoring and supporting the caregivers in your family’s life. Caregivers dedicate their time to helping others and as anyone who relies on the support of a family caregiver knows, this…

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Don’t Purchase a Walk-In Tub Without These 5 Things

Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy a soothing, hot bath. Whether you have chronic aches and pains, muscle tension, high stress levels, or simply enjoy the pleasure of hot water on your skin, a bath can provide relief and relaxation….

Best Workouts for Aging Joints

TLC For Aging Joints: The Best Daily Exercises To Try

Millions of Americans suffer from some variance of arthritic pain, whether it’s a concentrated pain in one area or a general ache throughout the body. Depending on the severity, pain from arthritis can limit mobility and impose lifestyle changes. Developing…

5 Questions to Ask before Hiring a In-Home Caregiver

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

Does your parent or loved one need more assistance around the home, but you’re not able to become a caregiver for your parent and you’re not ready to move them into an assisted living community or nursing home? Placing your…

What Can You Do To Help Poor Leg Circulation

Poor Circulation in Legs Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

The circulatory system delivers blood, oxygen, and nutrients to all cells in the body. When blood flow in your body is reduced, you may start to experience the symptoms of poor circulation in your legs and feet. These symptoms can…

Home modification projects for elderly

14 Home Projects to Help Your Aging Parents Live Independently

As our loved ones age, it’s important to make them feel as comfortable and safe as possible, not only for their own well-being but for your peace of mind as well. Fortunately, there are several products and projects that can…

Will a Walk-In Tub Work for Your Small Bathroom?

Are you thinking about purchasing a walk-in tub? While you may be well aware of the benefits of making your bathing experience more comfortable, it’s common to wonder if a walk-in tub will fit in your bathroom. Fortunately, American Standard…

What is Hydrotherapy?

What is Hydrotherapy and How Does It Work?

Have you ever taken a long soak in a hot bath at the end of the day? If so, you may already understand how water can be used to treat physical symptoms and ailments. This is the basis of hydrotherapy….

Massage Therapy for Seniors

5 Options for At-Home Massage Therapy for Seniors

These days, there is an increasing amount of information on at-home massage for seniors, and for good reason. Not only is the senior population increasing, but the mental and physical benefits of massage are becoming more popular. According to the…

What is Chromatherapy

What is Chromatherapy and How Does It Work?

Many of our walk-in tubs are equipped with chromatherapy to put your mind and body at ease as you relax in a warm bath. Our hydrotherapy and chromatherapy systems work together to create a soothing experience customizable to the individual….

Summer Cleaning Tips for your bathroom

How to Keep Your Bathroom Sparkling Clean This Summer

As the days of summer grow longer, it’s the perfect time to get your home sparkling clean. Summer means open doors and windows, and the sun streaming in sheds light on any areas you may have neglected over the winter….

How to Maintain Your Fitness in your 60s

How to Maintain Your Fitness & Agility in Your 60s and Beyond

As the days grow longer, it’s only natural to spend more time outdoors. It is the perfect excuse to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and get active. For the age 60 and above crowd, it is important to keep…

Tips for dealing with Arthritis

6 Tips For Dealing With Arthritis Pain and Discomfort

Arthritis affects people of all ages. More than 300,000 children suffer from some form of arthritis and over 50 million adults deal with this joint pain. It’s not one singular disease, but rather, arthritis encompasses more than 100 different types…

5 Standout Features of our walk-in tubs

5 Standout Walk-In Tub Features and Why They Matter

There are several brands of walk-in tubs on the market, but none come close to the American Standard name. Our focus on innovation and dedication to our products have ensured that we are making the best walk-in tubs available for…

Discussing if a Walk-In Tub is worth it

Financing a Walk-In Tub: Why The Investment Is Worth It

Walk-in tubs have proven to be a worthwhile investment for seniors for decades. Not only do they provide therapeutic benefits, helping to ease everyday aches and pains, they are also designed to keep people safe and independent while bathing, especially…

How American Standard Became the Name you can trust

How American Standard Became The Name You Can Trust

Want to know the benefits of choosing American Standard? As in, what do you actually get when you choose one of our walk-in tubs? Besides a relaxing way to bathe in your home, we provide quality, of course. You get…

Choosing the right time for a Walk-in Tub

Knowing the benefits of a walk-in tub is one thing. Deciding the right time to purchase one is another. Like any investment, you want to make sure you’re getting something that will be of value to you for the long-term….

Water-Safe gadgets you can use in your Walk-In Tub

Bath lovers will be happy to know there are several gadgets safe for bathtub use. And you can really amp up tub time and create a relaxing atmosphere by pairing a gadget or two with the features of your walk-in…

How to Talk to Your Parents About Aging Safely in Their Homes

It’s important to keep the lines of communication open between you and your parents as you both get older. It’s not that they don’t realize they’re aging, but they may not be comfortable reaching out for help from their children….

Is a Walk-In Bathtub the right choice for you?

Is a Walk-In Bathtub the right choice for you?

Aromatherapy and therapeutic waterjets may sound like a day at the spa. But it’s actually the kind of comfort and relaxation you can receive in your own home with a walk-in tub. They’re comfortable. They’re convenient. And, they’re just plain…