Walk-in Tubs Can Save Lives

I recently heard a heartbreaking story about a senior, just getting over a medical procedure, who was attempting to get into a garden tub.  As you know, this typically requires stepping down into the huge tub from the floor level.  Because of her
weakened condition from the operation, she was not as agile as usual, and slipped on the top edge of the tub, falling into a tub only half full of water.  The legs were bruised and badly scraped, but more importantly there was head trauma.  She was eventually able to crawl out of the tub and crawl across the floor toward the bedroom.  She was not able to reach the phone or life alert.  The next morning she was found by her daughter, curled up on the floor.  She had lost  blood from the cuts, and she was shivering from the cold.  Luckily, she would survive. 

But what about next time.   Her recovery from surgery would now take much, much longer, and the pain and discomfort from the new accident would make her wonder if life was worth living.  This sad story could be retold many times over, from so many that have faced similar accidents.  It doesn't have to happen.  There is a solution.

The Walk In Tub was designed to protect against accidents like this.  It stands on level ground as a free standing tub .  There is a sturdy door where one can enter and sit down.  The threshold while walking in is just a few inches.  The seat is ADA compliant for comfort and ease in rising and sitting.  The interior grab bar takes the pressure off the back and knees when rising.    There is no fear of falling because the tub is compact and protective on all sides.  The slip resistant floor and seat further insure the safety of the tub.

Once inside, you can enjoy the warm water as a soaking bath, with a hand held shower sprayer just fingertips away.  Or, if you really want to relax just press a button to engage the air jetted therapeutic bubbles that  soothe every inch of the body.

Then, turn on the water jets for a stimulating massage, as the inline heater keeps the water warm for a long, invigorating soak.

Remember this.  Fear of falling is the number one concern for seniors.  So many suffer with vertigo, lightheadedness, and a general lack of balance.  This makes for an accident just waiting to happen.  Falling is one fear that we can eliminate in the bathroom.  Many grown children are realizing how important this can be for their parents, and they are teaming with other siblings to make the surprise purchase for their parents.  No greater way to say, "I love you."

In this article, I have talked about how a walk-in tub can save your life. Walk in tubs are designed to prevent accidents and keep the bather safe from the injury of slips and falls.  This can eliminate head injuries bruises and cuts that often accompany a fall in the bathtub. I hope you found this article useful. If so, pass it along to your friends and co-workers. If you have a comment, enter it below. I am glad I had the chance to share this information with you.

Until next time, stay stress free.

Alan & Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc and Senior Bathtub.com in Jacksonville Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products they are also award winners, winning the best of Jacksonville Chamber Award three years running. If you would like to contact them call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231 or email them at alan@tubking.com.


  1. They always say that 90% of accidents around the home happen in the bathroom. A walk-in tub makes perfect sense whether you are mobility impaired or not.

  2. A walk in tub made a significant improvement in my grandmother's quality of life.

  3. It seems to make sense that this is how all tubs should be made. It would definitely reduce the amount of injuries in the bathroom.