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This Week's Carenote - 11/27/12

Could you please get some information out about buying an "open-the-door, walk in, sit down, close-the-door and start the warm water bathtubs"?
 
We built a house with my 94-year-young mom-in-law in mind about five years ago. We thought this sort of bathtub would be a great thing. It was terrible! Mom had to wait while the warm water came in (about 6-7 minutes) while she was shivering, even though we had the thermostat up high just for her and the bathroom wall heater on, too. THEN, the WORST part:  after she washed and rinsed herself, she had to wait for the water to empty completely before she could open the door to get out.
 
I think things have improved a bit, but no company will address these problems with me so that I can share them with my support group. Please see if you can find out some information on this costly item!
 
Gratefully,
Marihelen

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Name: Gloria
Location: Tampa
Date: 12/04/2012
Time: 08:39 PM

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I have no information for you, sorry. I have wondered just how safe these things are. What if the person in one has a sudden medical problem or falls down inside. How does an aide get to that person if it is filled with water? Does anyone have answers to this type problem?


Name: Dawn Song
Location: Oregon
Date: 11/27/2012
Time: 05:06 PM

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I don't know anything about walk in baths, but thank you for the info! I think perhaps the best idea for cleanliness would be to have a lightweight transport wheelchair and a roll in shower, like the assisted living homes do. If you are used to baths, however, it's a hard thing to give up!


Name: Linda
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 11/27/2012
Time: 08:39 AM

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I'm sorry that I don't have info on these tubs, but wanted to thank you for this information. I had wondered how it works...


 







 

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