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Beyond Leaks: Safety Reasons to Consider a Bathtub Replacement

May 30, 2024

As we grow older, our priorities often change. When it comes to our homes, this often means that our focus shifts toward creating a living space that is not only comfortable but also safe. This is particularly true when it comes to the bathroom—a space where the risk of accidents can increase with age. Therefore, even if your bathtub appears to be in good condition, there are compelling safety reasons that may make you want to consider a bathtub replacement project to support your aging-in-place goals.

The Hidden Dangers of Traditional Bathtubs

Standard bathtubs pose several risks that might not be apparent until an accident occurs. One major concern is the risk of slips and falls, which are among the most common household accidents, particularly for seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 230,000 nonfatal bathroom injuries among older adults are reported annually, with the majority occurring near or in the bathtub or shower. Traditional bathtubs often require stepping over a high threshold, which can be a significant hazard as mobility decreases with age.

The Advantages of Walk-In Bathtubs

Walk-in bathtubs offer a solution designed with safety and accessibility in mind. Unlike traditional bathtubs, walk-in tubs have a door on the side that allows for easy entry and exit without the need to climb over a barrier. This feature alone can drastically reduce the likelihood of falls. Moreover, walk-in tubs are often equipped with other important safety features, including:

  • Built-in handrails that provide support and stability
  • Slip-resistant flooring that reduces the risk of slips inside the tub
  • Comfortable seating that allows for a safer and more relaxed bathing experience

These tubs not only enhance safety but also promote relaxation and stress relief. Many models include therapeutic features such as hydrotherapy jets, which can help soothe aching muscles and improve circulation, providing additional benefits for your overall health and well-being.

KOHLER® Walk-In Tubs from New Bath Today

If you’re interested in making a change for the sake of your peace of mind, New Bath Today offers an array of KOHLER® walk-in tubs, which are recognized for their superior quality and innovative features. These tubs are designed to provide not just safety but also a luxurious bathing experience. Each KOHLER® walk-in tub comes with customizable features to meet individual needs and preferences, so you can be confident that your new bath will be as beautiful as it is functional. Perhaps best of all, we can complete many walk-in tub installation projects in as little as one day, so you’ll be able to start enjoying a spa-like bathing experience immediately.

Ready to Upgrade Your Bathroom?

Are you ready to take the next step towards a safer, more comfortable bathroom environment? If so, contact New Bath Today to discuss your bathtub replacement options. Our team of experts can help you choose the right solutions to meet your specific needs, allowing you to age in place with confidence and comfort.

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