A friend of mine is a caregiver to an elderly couple in Florida. It seems that almost "overnight" their physical condition has dramatically deteriorated. A few months ago my friend says the Burton's were in pretty good shape for being in their mid 80's. They could walk well on their own as well as bathe independently. Last week, Betty started having trouble balancing and is now starting to have trouble walking without help. As you can imagine talk of a nursing home has come up more than once. Neither wants anything to do with that idea. They want to stay in the home they've lived in for more than fifty years.
Years ago, Betty's mobility issues would have definitely forced her into a nursing home. I am happy to report that things have changed since then. My friend recommended that Betty begin physical therapy and that the Burton's have a step in tub installed. They listened and within a week, their new step in tub was installed!
The problem with traditional tubs like the one the Burton's had is that it can be a very dangerous place. It's slippery, foggy and many with mobility issues have a hard time balancing on one foot which makes getting in and out of a traditional high threshold bathtub scary. Studies show that bathrooms are without a doubt the most dangerous room in the house.
A lot of positive changes have taken place in the last month. Betty is getting her strength up and is walking more and more everyday. On her own without her walker. As for bathing, Betty can get in and out of her step in tub on her own. Safely and confidently.
We here at Bath Planet are proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We offer high quality products that are giving homeowners back their bathing independence, safely and with confidence. Bath Planet makes it simple and safe to adapt your home to meet the needs of whatever mobility issue you have. Forget about trying to keep your balance while stepping into a traditional tub. With our low threshold tub, all you need to do is open the tub door and relax.
We have helped hundreds of deserving homeowners like the Burton's regain their bathing independence while staying in the comforts of their homes. We would love the opportunity to help you or your loved one do the same. With Bath Planet, we are so confident in the quality of our products that we proudly stand behind them with a lifetime warranty. That's the Bath Planet difference.