Bathing in traditional, high-walled bathtubs can be difficult for elderly people who have problems with mobility or muscle weakness. Seniors may not be able to lift their legs to get in or out of the tub, or they may struggle to stay sitting or standing while they bathe.
When designing a bathroom for an elderly person, consider installing soaking walk-in baths. These are much safer for the elderly. With their low-threshold entries, they are easy to get in and out of. They also feature seats inside so seniors do not have to stand.
Walk-in tubs include other features like harnesses, non-slip floors, fast-filling faucets, and quick drain features.