If you or someone you care for has a disability or mobility issue, you may already realize that you have numerous mobility challenges in your North Georgia home. This is especially true when it comes to the difficulties associated with bathing. But there is hope. There are aging in place designs that can greatly assist in overcoming these domestic obstacles. Which is the most appropriate selection for you, a walk-in bathtub or an accessible shower?
Walk-in Tubs: Walk-in bathtubs are a great choice for those who are only mildly restricted in mobility or who require the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy for sports or other injuries. The tub has a door which allows for a comfortable and safe access and a generous seat to ensure a comfortable and secure bathing experience. For persons with disabilities who are able to mobilize without a wheelchair, the walk-in bathtub is often preferred to an accessible shower for the home.
Accessible Showers: Accessible showers are the answer for those who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices. These showers are level with the floor, making the transition from wheelchair to shower chair as smooth and safe a process as possible, conquering mobility challenges in your north Georgia home.
So, should you choose a walk-in bathtub or an accessible shower? Determine the needs and abilities of the primary user to ensure the correct choice, and then enjoy the freedom of independent living in your north Georgia home.
For additional information, or a free in home assessment for accessible bathroom remodeling needs, please contact Atlanta Home Modifications via the contact form below, or by telephone at 770.880.3405.
Increasing numbers of disabled and elderly Atlanta residents are opting to remain independent by remodeling their existing home, thereby taking advantage of the many wonderful aging in place bathroom designs which create safe, accessible and functional space.
Some notable features of aging in place bathroom designs include the following:
Grab bars, both horizontal and vertical, are often the first mobility tool implemented. They are practical, easy to install and add a great deal of reassurance concerning bathroom safety.
Roll-under and wall-mounted sinks provide easy access for wheelchair users, and offer such benefits as insulated pipes and hot-and-cold water moderation options.
Accessible toilets come in a variety of heights and styles, to make use much simpler and safer.
Doorway widening is also immensely practical, as this allows a wheelchair or scooter to glide easily, without bumps and potential hazards, in and out of the bathroom entryway. This is either accomplished through the removal of the door and enlargement of the door frame itself, or by putting an offset hinge on the existing door to facilitate more space.
Who doesn’t relish the sensation of a wonderful, relaxing bath or shower, as the jets of water soothe aching muscles and melt stress away? Now this wonderful experience can be enjoyed even by those who are limited in mobility and need extra protection against the accidents that can occur during independent bathing. Many people with physical mobility issues have solid reasoning for considering the purchase of a walk-in tub, such as:
Seeking safer bathtub access and safer bathing experience
Looking for a relaxing, stress free, pleasurable bathing experience
Want pain relief from back ache and other pain
Desire to stay living at home and not move to a special facility
Looking to enjoy bathing in the privacy, comfort and convenience of home
There are walk-in tub styles to meet every need. Choices include:
Hydrotherapy jets, which provide deep tissue massage for pain relief
Air jets, which offer a gentler water flow
Combination of both hydrotherapy and air jets, and
Built-in water heater to allow for continuous heat at the desired temperature
So then, what are typical Atlanta walk-in tub prices like? Interestingly, there is quite a range of pricing options in the purchase of a walk-in tub. Depending on whom you choose to do your installation, Atlanta walk in tub prices that include delivery, installation and finishing may vary from $7,500 to $10,500. An installation in the $10,500 range includes the price of the walk in tub, installation costs and special features or options such as a specialty sized tub and/or hydrotherapy jets packages and more.
There is no need to stress about walk-in tub prices. Get an in-home assessment for your Atlanta residence to find out how you can enjoy this high-quality luxury at the absolute best price! Then sit back and relax!