The chances are high that if you are reading this, you probably have aging parents or you yourself would benefit from learning some bathroom or shower safety. A trend that has been gaining momentum for a few years now is the new walk-in style of safety tubs on the market. There have been increasing news stories of different manufacturers coming up with new models and add-ons, which make the tub as much of a luxury as a safety device.
Many folks who are aged have heard of Bay Alarm Medical. This is one of the main providers of at-home monitoring in case someone falls “and can’t get up.” They recently partnered with Lifestyle Safety Tub and now provide the option for their tubs to have built-in panic button. Safety at it’s finest!
If a safety tub is good for seniors, it’s good for everyone else
If you remember back in the1970′s or 1980′s, that’s when the ergonomic handle came out for knives and forks etc… They were created by a company who had a very smart anthropologist who studied the way elderly folks interacted with their products. They found the seniors – especially those with arthritis struggled with the straight and narrow handles that the rest of the world accepted as the norm. What they did next was absolutely amazing. They came up with a handle that formed to the hand and made it much more comfortable to hold and to cut with. Which also made it much safer. The unexpected surprise? Everyone loved them and bought them, not just seniors and those with arthritis.
The bathing revolution for the rest of us?
Since that’s how the ergonomic handle played out for the knife and fork, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens with safety tubs. It’s probably going to take a little longer for the rest of the world to catch up because a new bath tub isn’t something you can buy and put into your apartment. But it’s certainly looking like this is a huge bathroom and shower room trend, so keep your eyes on these walk-in bathtub companies and look into getting one of your own!