Could you please get some information out
about buying an "open-the-door, walk in, sit
down, close-the-door and start the warm
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!
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Time: 08:39 PM
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
Time: 05:06 PM
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!
Time: 08:39 AM
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...