Is a Walk-In Tub Right for You? [Quiz]

If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom with a new addition, you’re probably considering all your options – and there are many options when it comes to finding the right tub. So, how do you know if a walk-in…

Acrylic vs Fiberglass Tub: What’s the Difference?

It’s been a long day at work, and all you want to do is relax. You head home to draw a bath and hopefully wash away all the stress of the day. However, when you get back, you remember you…

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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A Guide to Chromotherapy [Infographic]

There’s no denying the benefits of chromotherapy (or more specifically to our tubs, chromatherapy). In this helpful infographic, you can learn more about chromotherapy, the differences between chromotherapy and chromatherapy, ways to incorporate color into your life, and the many…

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Travel Fatigue: What to do When You Need a Vacation After Your Vacation

When you go on vacation, you are escaping the pressures of everyday life and retreating to a place of serenity. You spend time exploring new places, trying new food, and getting in some quality time with those you’re traveling with….

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Is a Walk-In Tub Right for You? [Quiz]

If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom with a new addition, you’re probably considering all your options – and there are many options when it comes to finding the right tub. So, how do you know if a walk-in…

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A Guide to Working Out on Vacation

Summer is here, which means exciting travel plans and fun vacations. If you’ve been working on living a healthy lifestyle, you’re already taking important steps to being the best version of you. But don’t let your progress go to the…

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What Aging Parents Really Want From Their Adult Children

“The best way that I can express my gratitude to my parents is by showing how much I care for them, expressing how much I love them, and showing them how they influenced me as a son to be successful…

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A Fun-Filled List of 4th of July Activities for Adults

“It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” – John Adams, 2nd President of the United States. Why do we Celebrate the 4th of July? 4th of July…

Blood Circulation 101: How Well Do You Know What’s Flowing Through Your Veins? [Quiz]

Blood circulation helps keep our bodies running smoothly and is responsible for nearly every function we need. It’s important to understand blood circulation because poor blood circulation can cause a host of other problems. This quiz will test your knowledge…

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21 Sweet, Smart, and Spontaneous Ways to Spend Your 2019 Tax Refund [Micrographic]

It’s that time of year again! April 15th came and went and hopefully we all got our taxes done in time. While paying Uncle Sam is probably no one’s idea of fun, it is exciting when you get your tax…

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Celebrate Older Americans Month With These Fun Activities

“Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.” Bill Graham, American Icon What is Older Americans Month? In 1963, President…

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Senior Home Safety: How to Stay Safe in Your Home

The National Safety Council stated that in 2017, 47.2 million people sought medical attention due to a preventable injury, making preventable injuries the third leading cause of death behind heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease.  Keep up to…

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Hydrotherapy and Fibromyalgia: Can it Help?

If you have aches and pains throughout your body and nothing has been helpful in relieving the pain, it might be beneficial to turn toward hydrotherapy. Whether you’re experiencing fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) or another form of body pain, low-impact exercise…

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3 Ways to Prepare the Perfect Hydrotherapy Bath

There’s much more to creating the perfect hydrotherapy bath than just pouring some warm water. You might be surprised at the science behind the perfect bath temperature, aromatherapy, and other wellness benefits of baths. Let’s look at some benefits of…

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Retirement Expenses: How to Save for Large Purchases

Retirement is a time to enjoy all that you’ve worked hard to accumulate, but that doesn’t mean budgeting is easy. In fact, this period of life requires diligent planning and responsible spending to ensure that your retirement income lasts. Saving…

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Get Outside With These 20+ Springtime Activities

The weather is slowly warming and the sun is shining, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some springtime activities. Whether you have grandchildren visiting or want to get outside solo, these activities will help you enjoy…

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6 Low-Impact Exercises to Improve Balance

Exercise is important at any age, but especially as we get older. Exercise helps increase your metabolism, improves flexibility, and many other benefits. But one of the most important benefits of exercise is that it can improve your balance, which…

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Why You Need an Outward Opening Door on Your Walk-In Tub

According to the CDC, an estimated 234,094 nonfatal bathroom injuries were treated in the U.S in 2008, making the bathroom one of the most dangerous areas in the home. To help reduce this issue, manufacturers created the walk-in tub. Generally,…

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Fall Asleep Faster: Natural Sleep Remedies, Relaxation Techniques, and More

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our health. It supports healthy brain function, improves your mood, and gives you the energy you need to get through the day. But what happens when you can’t seem to fall…

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March is National Nutrition Month: Celebrate with These Healthier Lifestyle Tips

March is just around the corner and that means it’s time to celebrate National Nutrition Month! If you’re not quite sure how to prepare for this unique celebration, American Standard is here to help you find all things nutrition. Created…

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Acrylic vs Fiberglass Tub: What’s the Difference?

It’s been a long day at work, and all you want to do is relax. You head home to draw a bath and hopefully wash away all the stress of the day. However, when you get back, you remember you…

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Safe Workouts for Seniors to do at Home

We all have New Year’s Resolutions and if one of yours is to incorporate more exercise into your routine, these workouts for seniors can help! There’s no reason to make excuses in 2019 because in as little as 15 minutes,…

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Why Blood Circulation Matters

Blood circulation is what helps everything function properly in our bodies. From leg circulation to blood in our fingers and toes, poor circulation is something to be aware of. There are many natural ways to manage blood circulation in the…

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Dating for Seniors: Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019 with Someone Special

Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or just looking for a new companion, dating for seniors is taking off. There are more avenues than ever before that make dating after 60 fun, enjoyable, and safe. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner,…

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Stop What You’re Doing and Follow These Podcasts and Blogs for Seniors

There are countless blogs around the Internet and they cover everything from DIY crafts to fashion to political commentary and home improvement. There are even specific blogs for seniors! Plus, podcasts are becoming extremely popular and these free audio files…

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Stress Management for Seniors and Retirees

We all have stressors in our lives, from family obligations to work demands to just everyday decisions. But stress itself isn’t unhealthy, it’s how we handle stress that can have detrimental impacts. But learning how to effectively manage stress will…

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Finding the Fountain of Youth: Tips for Aging Gracefully

We’re all getting older, so knowing how to age gracefully is the difference between enjoying this process and dreading it. Taking care of your mind, body, and health is important and these tips for aging gracefully will help you age…

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Make the Most of 2019: Self Care New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

We all know the standard New Year’s resolutions, like trying to lose a little weight or eating healthier, but bettering ourselves for 2019 is so much more than that. While it’s important to take care of your body, it’s also…

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5 Tips for Staying Socially Active as You Age

When was the last time you took a scenic walk with a friend? Learned a new skill in a group setting? Social interaction and companionship play significant roles in mental and physical health as we age. Studies have found that…

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Aging in Place: A Safety Checklist for Aging at Home

As we age, it’s a good time to ask ourselves how we may better equip our homes to fit our changing needs. What are some ways to modify our homes so that we can safely age in place? American Standard is here to provide…

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Top 9 Part Time Jobs for Retirees

After working throughout your life, you might picture yourself enjoying a beach home, working on your swing at the golf course, or enjoying your grandchildren during your retirement years. But, who says you can’t still have a work life? Finding…

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Fun DIY Holiday Crafts for the Whole Family

For our loved ones, we always are on the search for the perfect gift to give. Holiday gift giving doesn’t have to be a stressful, expensive experience. In fact, it has potential to be quite the opposite. Instead of trying…

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Senior Gift Ideas: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

As the holidays approach, you probably have gift giving on your mind. Finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones is a wonderful feeling, especially when you get to see their smiles after getting exactly what they want. While the…

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Life Hacks for Caregivers: Tips and Tricks to Help Your Loved Ones

Caring for another person can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have. In addition to the fulfilling nature of caregiving, the skill can also provide social and emotional benefits to all involved. Being a great caregiver starts…

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9 Things To Be Thankful For as We Age

Tis the season to be thankful! As Thanksgiving approaches, we shift to a space of reflection and practice gratitude for all that has happened this year. Like all things, the process of aging can present its fair set of challenges,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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

A Guide to Taking Care of Your Walk-In Tub

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…

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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…

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Poor Circulation in Legs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What is Poor Leg Circulation? Causes of Poor Circulation Symptoms of Poor Circulation Treatments for Poor Leg Circulation The circulatory system delivers blood, oxygen, and nutrients to all cells in the body. When blood flow in your body is reduced,…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…