Make Showering and Bathing Easy for Senior Citizens
By John Torre
The fundamental purpose of bathing is to maintain health and physical well being of one’s body. But while most younger, able-bodied adults don’t think twice about bathing, the task becomes more difficult, more time consuming and more dangerous for older people with disabilities, or older adults that become limited in their ability to perform the activities of daily living, such as grooming and hygiene, as they age. It’s at this stage that senior citizens are in need of some assisted living provisions, and a great place to start is by addressing their need for a walk-in tub or walk-in shower.
In 1983 the Gallup organization surveyed 1,500 non-institutionalized people over the age of 55. Those polled responded that “Using shower or tub” was one of the sixteen problematic areas identified for maintaining activities of daily living. The National Center for Health Statistics also reported that about 10 percent of all people over the age of 65 have difficulty bathing, and about 6 percent required help when taking a bath or shower.
NewBath Alabama is sensitive to these challenges faced by senior citizens and offers a full compliment of Walk-in Tubs, Wheelchair Accessible Showers & safety grab bars to improve bathroom safety. If you or a loved one have avoided the comfort of a bath simply because it’s too hard to get in and out, NewBath’s Walk-In Tub or Tub-to-Shower conversion offers the perfect solution for you: Simply walk in, sit down, relax, and enjoy a warm, comfortable, and therapeutic bath or shower that relieves aches and pains. NewBath Walk-in Tubs and Showers are made of the highest quality materials available today, and are certified by ETA, IAPMO, and CSA, which are required by most states.
NewBath also now offers the new American Standard walk-in tub series that is specifically designed to solve the bathing problems faced by senior citizens. The American Standard tub features an easy access door system, built in grab bar, textured bottom, large 20″ contoured door, and a low 3″ threshold.
There’s no reason at all in this day and age that an activity as simple as daily bathing or showering should present a challenge to anyone. Contact NewBath Alabama today for more information.
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