Keeping Safe at Home or Work

TheraTubs Safety

The Theratub is safer to use than regular bathtubs. Slipping and falling in the bathtub or shower can be fatal. Famous people have died or have become seriously ill after a fall in the bathtub. Ann B. Davis of Brady Bunch fame died from a bathroom fall and George Burns, who fell in his bathtub at the age of 99, soon after developed pneumonia and died. Falling can lead to brain damage, senility, compromised immune systems and other complications.All of these injuries and fatalities are completely preventable, especially in the bathtub. Don’t be a statistic, have a TheraTub installed so you can have a safer bathing experience.

Why TheraTubs are Important

Falling is the leading cause of injury or death among people aged 65 or older.
The bathroom is the most dangerous place for older Americans, with more falls occurring as they get in and out of the shower than anywhere else.

Every 30 minutes, someone in the United States dies as a result of a fall.
The majority of hip fractures among older adults are caused by falls.
At least one person every day dies from falling in the shower or bathtub that doesn’t have a walk-in tubs installed in their home.

Medical costs of slipping and falling in the United States are more than $2 billion a year.

Why Traditional Tubs are Dangerous

Traditional bathtubs and showers are not designed with the needs of older people in mind,nor people who have movement problems. Unlike walk-in tubs, with a regular tub, you have to take a big step to get in or out of the tub, a bigger step than someone with limited mobility can easily do. If the bottom of the tub or the floor on the other side is wet because of your shower, you can easily slip and fall. Your risk is even greater if you have a hard time balancing, lifting your legs or moving.
Traditional tubs often come with sliding glass doors, something walk-in tubs do not need. These doors look beautiful, but they can be dangerous. If you slip while in the tub, you can crash into the glass, which causes extensive injuries.
Finally, traditional tubs are designed with the assumption that you are going to stand in them to shower. People who tire easily, who have arthritis, another painful condition or who can’t balance well while standing have a lot of trouble with a traditional shower or bath. They may slip if they stand for too long.

Why Folding Chairs Don’t Work in the Bathtub

A folding chair is not meant for the shower or bath and it might start to slide while you are on it, leading to accidents. Plus, if you have certain conditions it may be just as hard to get in or out of the tub as it is to stand while using it. This can lead to accidents too. They will also rust and then break without prior warning. With a “Walk In bath tub” you do not need the safety hazard of a folding chair in the tub.

How TheraTub Helps

At TheraTub, we use a patent-pending design that allows you to have a much safer bathing experience.

Low Step-In Featured on The TheraTub

Therapeutic walk-in tubs with step-in heights of over 4” don’t help you if you can’t step in easily. Our TheraTub has a step-in height of only 2″, so you barely have to lift your foot in order to get into the tub. This significantly reduces the risk of a slip or fall.

Safe and Easy-to-Use Door Design

We’ve gotten rid of the shower glass doors, which are not only dangerous, but difficult to operate. A significant number of falls occur when a person is trying to open those doors without success. Our TheraTubs have one easy-to-open door handle attached to the door that swings out when you open it. The door itself comes with an aviation-grade rubber seal that doesn’t let any water in or out. So, you don’t have to worry about slipping on the floor outside your tub once you are finished with your bath or shower. The door also has a winged design that allows you to open it while seated on the built-in contour seat, reducing the risk of falls while opening the door.

Custom Placed Safety Grab Bars

Despite the overall design improvements of walk-in tubs, some customers may need extra support while getting in or out of the tub. We offer you the option of up to three safety grab bars on our walk-in tubs. We install them at the heights that you request, so that you can hold on no matter how tall or short you are. If you have a caregiver helping you with bathing, he or she will be able to use the safety bars along with you to help you get safely in or out of the tub.

Anti-Slip Surfaces

The surfaces of our walk-in tubs are coated with an anti-slip material to reduce the possibility of falling. In addition, our tubs come with a built-in, 17″ high contour seat. This makes it easy for you to get in and sit down. If you prefer to stand, the seat offers extra support as you are getting into the tub, making it less likely that you will slip and fall.

Quick Draining System

If you fall in the tub, it puts you at risk of drowning should the tub still be full of water. To reduce this risk, we designed our walk-in tubs to drain in less than two minutes. That way, if you slip while on the way out of the tub, it’s less likely that you will drown. In addition, less water in the tub reduces the risk of slipping on your way out.

Anti-Bacterial Anti-Mold Components of TheraTub

In addition to falling, you are at risk of getting seriously ill if your tub doesn’t stay clean enough. In order to reduce this risk, we’ve included several anti-bacterial components to all of our walk-in tubs.

AutoJet Purging System

Our jets won’t spew mildew or mold into the tub when you first turn them on. In our walk-in tubs, we have installed an auto purging system that dries the lines after each use, so that mold and mildew can’t grow.

Anti-Bacterial Gel Coating

All of our walk-in tubs are coated with marine grade anti-bacterial gel which prevents mold, mildew and bacteria from growing on the tub.

Ozone Water Purification System

Our optional water purification system for TheraTub is similar to that used by bottled water companies to make sure your water is clean.

It Is Time for a Safe Walk-In Tub

Don’t risk falling in your tub. Call us today discus our Walk-in Tubs to see which style will meet your safety needs. Call us today at 866-686-8827 or use the contact form on our website.

Adam Torkildson