One of the most common concerns I hear from people who are trying to stay in their home is that they have trouble raising their knees high enough to get into the tub. This is also one of the most common places where people fall and injure themselves. Falls are the leading cause of injuries to older adults in the U.S. and 60% of injury-related deaths are due to falls. Preventing falls and making bathrooms safer and easier to use for older adults is one of the main reasons I do so much work in bathrooms.
Many times I will remove the tub and replace it with a curbless shower. I also do a lot of complete remodels. Today I am going to talk about an alternative that will convert your existing bathtub into a step in shower in less than a day and for a fraction of the cost of more extensive remodeling. I am talking about the Safeway Step®. This innovative product allows the existing tub to remain in place. We cut out and remove a section of the tub wall. We then insert the Safeway Step® in place, creating a two foot by eight inch pass through in the tub wall. This makes stepping into the tub much easier for anyone with arthritic knees or mobility issues. We often install them in conjunction with a seat and grab bars to make showering even safer and easier. For those people who want to continue to take a tub bath, we offer the Safeway Tub Door® which incorporates a door that closes to create a water tight seal so that you can still take a tub bath if you like. Both products can be installed in any standard bathtub. It doesn’t matter whether it is fiberglass, acrylic, steel, or cast iron. The installation takes less than a day and you have your bathroom back quickly. People all over the country are enjoying the safety and convenience of the Safeway Step™ and Safeway Tub Door™. Won’t you join them? Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc. is a Safeway Step Independent Installer and has the experience and expertise to integrate the Safeway Step with any other home modifications you may need. Call today for a no obligation evaluation of your bathroom to determine how we might best serve you in helping you Age in the Place you Love….Home! Just give us a call at (540) 384-2064 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
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