Accessible Bathtub Prices Vary Wildly
As you scour the internet and receive sales calls and direct mail invitations trying to get you to buy, you will find a wide range of prices on accessible bathtubs more commonly called a Walk-In Tub. At Safe Bathing Solutions, we have seen many high quality, but overpriced walk-in tubs, as well as many reasonably priced tubs that are of inferior in design and material quality that are usually, imported from China.
The solution to buying the right accessible bathtub for your home is to know the difference, but how do you know what’s what? Our owner tells us, and will tell you the same, is that the cost of a good accessible bathtub – the walk-in tub, is much less than you will usually pay be because most of the tubs you see promoted are priced to include that promotion and if they have an endorsement, the cost is in the price you pay as well. Plus, these companies have many levels of sales management and salespeople who all get paid as well, and the company wants to make some good money too so what you pay for their tub is generally 2 or 3 times higher than what we charge for that same tub or an equal or usually a better tub: The price you’ll pay is thousands more than our price. That’s right, thousands!
Alan got into selling accessible bathtubs (ala walk-in tubs) over 12 years ago and he built Safe Bathing Solutions with this simple idea to save you money: Less spent on salespeople and advertising. Really, high-pressure salespeople is the only way these well know companies can charge so much for a walk-in tub and why Alan and Safe Bathing Solutions sells the finest walk-in tub for the lowest price guaranteed, and with NO high-pressure sales.
Here is the test you can use to prove this is true. Call or email any other company… or all of them and get a price on their best walk-in tub. This will be hard because they hate to give you a price over the phone or in an email and most will never do that unless you insist. Then call Alan (913) 492-4999 and tell him what you found out about the model and price and Alan will beat it, guaranteed on a like for like basis.
Accessible bathtubs have been around for a while now, but when Alan started, they were all selling by making an appointment with you and your spouse, then they come into your home and forced a high-pressure pitch on you that meant they would walk away with a check for $10,000; $12,000; even $15,000 or more, all on a tub that Alan sold for half or less because Alan doesn’t waste money on all that ad spending and layers of sales teams.
Let Alan Tell You Himself!
Alan will discuss prices and give you as much information as you want about the other tubs and his tubs. Alan is a Veteran and Alan sells the Boca line of tubs that are American Made (complete with a certificate). He’s visited the factory in Georgia and can tell you why these are great tubs with the best options and usability: low step-in, frame-less design, best parts and coatings… all of it. You can buy one for so much less from Alan. Or, spend more and get a tub that is as good or likely less good!
Alan can also sell you an even lower priced imported tub like you can get online or from other sellers, but if you speak with Alan, you’ll at least know the full story and the difference!
Give him a call! You will like him and you won’t get the high-pressure pitch the others offer. Plus, he can advise you on what are good options and what isn’t a worthwhile option, what tubs won’t last as long, and what companies will cost you more and give you a harder sell experience.
-Call Alan at Safe Bathing Solutions and see for yourself!
Why an Accessible Bathtub – Walk-In Tub?
Bathroom Safety at Home-Safe Bathing Solutions
According to a new CDC study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), an estimated 234,000 people ages 15 and older were treated in U.S. emergency departments (ED) in 2008 for injuries that occurred in bathrooms. Four out of 5 of these injuries were caused by falls—which can have especially serious consequences for older adults. Almost one-third (30 percent) of adults aged 65 and above who were injured in bathrooms were diagnosed with fractures. Among adults aged 85 and older, 38 percent were hospitalized as a result of their injuries. Certain home safety measures may reduce the risk for all household members of being injured in the bathroom. Safe steps are a must – and can be achieved by simply adding non-slip surfaces to reduce slips and easily accessible grab bars for added support, along with walk-in tubs..
The takeaway? Avoid fall risk in the bathroom with a walk-in bathtub.
The Many Health and Safety Benefits of Walk-In Bathtubs
Quite apart from the need for daily bathing, walk-in tubs offer many health benefits. Soaker tubs help:
- Relax muscle tension
- Relieve stress
- Prevent and address pain in muscles and joints
- Promote circulation
- Enable stretching
- Reduce the effects of chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia
- Provide support for injured or painful joints
A walk-in bathtub can provide these benefits just as easily as a regular bathtub while offering much more safety.
A walk-in tub will allow you to sit in a comfortable, supported position while you receive all the benefits of a good soak.
While an ordinary bathtub allows you to soak, the aging process may limit the strength or coordination to lower yourself safely into it. You may also come to the point where you can no longer sit all the way down in the basin to enjoy the immersion benefits of hot water. A walk-in tub with a door and a seat will allow you to enter and exit safely. You can sit in a comfortable, supported position while you receive all the benefits of a good soak.
While everyone needs to bathe, traditional tub bathing becomes more and more dangerous for seniors as they lose strength and fitness. An option that doesn’t involve climbing up and over a slick surface or standing in a slippery shower greatly reduces the chances that an elderly person will take a tumble.
How Does a Walk-In Tub Work?
Walk-in shower units are a common feature in most modern homes. They use glass walls to enclose the showering area, sometimes provide access to the showering area by means of a water-resistant door and door frame, and sometimes include a seat in one corner.
In the tub version, the door into the bathing area is watertight while still allowing ground-level access. Essentially, the walk-in tub is a modern bathtub used in much the same way as any tub: it is a vessel that fills up with hot water, allowing a person to immerse themselves. The main difference is that walk-in tubs have a door in the side. To prevent spills, you must close the door before filling the tub. This means that you must enter the tub before turning the water on and can only get back out after all the water drains.
Walk-in tubs typically include all of the safety features that the elderly use to modify traditional bathrooms: grab bars, seats, nonslip surfaces, and other measures. You’ll have all of these features in one place and positioned for maximum safety and mobility in your bath.