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Bathrooms are a dangerous place for those with disabilities, injuries, or who are handicapped. Slippery floors and wet surfaces can cause serious injuries or fatal accidents. Limited mobility should not mean limited entry to an accessible bathtub or shower. Walk-in tubs and showers are the solutions for people with disabilities or anyone looking for a safer alternative to stepping into a bath or shower.

Benefits

The most important benefit of a walk-in tub is the low-threshold, watertight entrance. Traditionally, tubs have high walls that need to be stepped over in order to get in and usually do not have a handrail or grab bar. Walk-in tubs and showers can include slip-resistant surfaces, wide entry doors, wheelchair access, among other specialized customizable options.

Affordability

Walk-in tubs and showers have increased in the function, design, and style available for installations. While the price has decreased since walk-in tubs were first introduced, the overall price depends on the customization of factors needed. Walk-in tubs and showers originally could cost upwards of $20,000 but have dramatically lowered to anywhere from $1,500-$5,000.

Accessibility

In addition to easy entry into a walk-in shower or tub, hydrotherapy options such as whirlpool jets can increase the therapeutic relief of the shower or tub. These whirlpool jets can soothe sore muscles as well as provide relief for arthritis. Benches are also an additional opportunity in a walk-in shower to allow you to sit if you are feeling tired or are unable to stand for long periods of time.

If you are ready for a more accessible bathroom, choose Clear Choice Bath to install your walk-in shower or tub. Request a quotetoday to get started or call any of our locations for more information. For our Des Moines location, call 515-989-9115. Reach our Minneapolis location at 612-564-9115. For our Omaha location, call 402-994-1777. Reach Kansas City location at 816-287-0602.