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 cool.
People often associate taking a bath as a time to unwind, de-stress, and let the problems of the world float away. Why should that change as you age?
A walk-in bathtub provides comfort and safety not found in your average tub. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the majority of injuries sustained in bathrooms happen in or around the tub or shower — and injury rates increase with age. Because of this, proper craftsmanship and safety features should be top-of-mind. The design and features of American Standard walk-in baths are specifically crafted to assist you as you get in and out of the bath.
The bathing experience shouldn’t cause anxiety. A walk-in bath will help you feel more secure and independent in your own home, which is one of the top benefits of purchasing one. When it comes to staying in your own home versus making a transition to a nursing home or assisted living facility, wouldn’t it be nicer to stay right where you are, in your own home?
Of course, there are several factors to consider before deciding if a walk-in bathtub is the right choice for you. Let’s take a look at a few of the most commonly asked questions in the decision-making process.
Why should I choose a walk-in tub?
There are several benefits that come with owning a walk-in tub. They can help you maintain independence in your home. They are convenient and make the bathing experience more enjoyable. They can also make an outdated bathroom feel brand new.
One of the first things you might consider is if a walk-in bath will fit into your current bathroom. With American Standard, you can set up a free home estimate to see if you’re a good candidate before making the final decision to buy.
Additionally, you won’t have to worry about the removal of your old tub and the installation of your new one. Everything, including labor, is included in the price estimate provided to you at the consultation.
How do I know if a walk-in tub is right for me?
One of the great benefits of a walk-in tub is that you can remain independent in your home, particularly when bathing. You’ll be able to easily enter and exit the tub, while also receiving therapeutic benefits from hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and even chromatherapy.
Best of all is the lifetime warranty. Only American Standard offers a lifetime warranty on the bath and installation, including all the labor. There is no other walk-in tub on the market today that offers this type of warranty.
If you’re still struggling with the decision, consider the reasons why you are interested in getting one. Is it to maintain independence? Is it to enhance your bath experience? Do you want a bathtub with easier access than your current one? A conversation with one of American Standard’s Safety Specialists can answer any and all of your questions to match you with the perfect walk-in tub for you.
When should I get a walk-in tub?
There is really no predetermined time to buy a walk-in tub because it can benefit anyone at any stage of life. The perfect time will depend on your specific needs for a walk-in tub. Do you have limited accessibility or mobility getting in and out of the tub? Do you suffer from stiff joints, arthritis, or other ailments that affect your bathing?
If you face these kind of concerns, know there is a walk-in tub that can help you bathe more comfortably and safely. The timing of which is up to you.
What goes into buying a walk-in tub?
Consider the features that are most important to you and will aid you in the long run. In the beginning stages of purchasing a walk-in bath, you can schedule a free, in-home evaluation to discuss your preferences and decide which model makes the most sense for your bathroom space and bathing needs.
You can also discuss financing options with your walk-in bathtub specialist and learn about the long-term value and investment of purchasing a new bath. Once you’ve chosen the one you want, you’ll then schedule a time for the removal of your old tub and installation of your brand new walk in tub. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. American Standard is with you every step of the way.