At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we make it no secret that returning states of independence to our clients is a top priority. We believe that no matter a person’s age or physical disability, he/she deserves his/her independence. As a result, we strive to offer products that do a lot more than simply help individuals with mobility issues to get around easier. We offer solutions that improve lives!
Slide-in tubs are among the products that we proudly hail as “life improvers”.
Not only do they allow individuals with mobility issues to enjoy their bathing experiences (as opposed to being relegated to intrusive sponge baths that don’t generally provide full and complete cleans), slide-in tubs also ensure greater safety for both their users and the caregivers who may be needed to help with bathing.
The elevated design of the tub allows caregivers to assist with bathing without straining their backs. Traditional bathtubs, of course, are much closer to the floor, requiring caregivers to kneel and hunch over in order to help the tub’s users with the bathing process. The flat and smooth bottom of the tub also helps to prevent slips and falls. Slide-in tubs are designed for the safety and comfort of both the bathers and the individuals who may be assisting them.
Slide-in tubs are also great for water conservation.
They’re known for using less water than walk-in tubs. The water in a slide-in tub covers most of the user’s body so that he/she is able to enjoy full and thorough baths. Slide-in tubs are also designed to conveniently fit into traditional bathtub spaces. While they are a bit deeper than standard tubs, slide-in tubs can generally fit into most bathrooms with ease.
Slide-in tub doors are excellent safety measures.
Because of their sliding nature, the doors cannot be pushed inwards to create trapping hazards. The sliding door makes it easy for a user to push the door across (as opposed to pushing it in or pulling it out), sit down in the space made available and slide right into the tub. The easy process is not unlike sitting on a bed and sliding yourself into a lying position (a seated position in the case of the tub).
The sliding door feature also allows for easy seat-to-seat transfers from a wheelchair. There is no stepping up or climbing necessary for one to enter the slide-in tub. This is especially important for individuals with severe mobility issues. Not having to worry about elevating one’s self to get into a tub is a great benefit. It allows for much safer bathing experiences, in general.
How can you start the process of installing a slide-in tub in your home?
Get in touch with us! If you have any questions about the slide-in tubs or any other bathroom modifications that Advantage Home Health Solutions has to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact Us page!