If you’ve ever visited someone, walked into their bathroom and seen a walk in tub you might have wondered why they have one. Of course the most obvious reason is they are providing homecare for a disabled person or elder care, perhaps for one of their parents. But the benefits that apply to the elderly or disabled in Vancouver, or anywhere, can also apply to the seemingly able bodied.
Hydrotherapy is warm water treatment that eases the pain of arthritis, improves circulation and reduces tension. So even if a person suffers no visible effects, a walk in bath with water jets can make life much less stressful and eliminate aches and pains. In some cases, hydrotherapy has even been shown to help reduce blood pressure and blood sugar.
Experts will tell you that providing good homecare is much healthier than nursing or assisted living homes for people who have lost their ability to be independent. Providing a safe, comfortable way to bathe is essential for hygiene and continuing health for everyone, especially those who have difficulties bathing.
For those who have suffered loss of mobility, walk in bath tubs provide easy entry and exit. Depending on their design, they can even make moving from a wheelchair into the tub and back out again much easier for both the bather and the helper. A walk in bath removes the barriers inherent in a regular tub and lowers the chances of falling and fracturing an arm or leg.
A walk in bath may well remain in great condition long after the need for homecare has ended. When this happens, it is not unusual for the home of an elderly person to be sold. Backed by sufficient warranties, the tub may bring added value to the home in Vancouver or elsewhere.
Walk in bath tubs are not a new phenomenon. They have been around for years and have gotten better over time. They appeal to many people regardless of their physical condition and are a great alternative to a regular tub. In fact, it’s easy to see why many people install them before they physically need one.