Joe Schwartz Spa World Focuses on Safety Features For Meditub Walk-In Tubs

From anti-scald systems to safety bars, tubs with watertight doors make bath time much easier and safer for anyone with mobility issues - including seniors.

Joe Schwartz Spa World, leading Miami-based manufacturer of bath products including Joe Schwartz walkin tubs, has been focusing on what safety features are important when shopping for walk-in tubs, explaining to customers that from their anti-scald systems to their safety bars, such tubs with watertight doors make bath time much easier and safer for anyone with mobility issues including seniors.


A walk-in tub is a vital mobility aid for many seniors that renders bath time a safer and easier experience, explains Schwartz. Finding the right walk-in tub can indeed be challenging, because, rightfully so, shoppers want to find the optimum solution for the older adult in their lives; to help people make their decision, we regularly cover walk-in tub basics, prime safety features and how to select one that s right for them.


At their most basic, says Joe Schwartz meditubs, walk-in tubs are essentially ordinary-looking bathtubs with a watertight door built into their side. All a bather has to do is open the door and walk into the tub to sit down thus making bath time much safer and simpler for those suffering with mobility issues, as climbing in and out of a garden variety bathtub can be risk-inducing for patients with balance problems, joint issues, stiffness or weakness.


It s all too easy for someone to lose their balance and fall, which could result in bruises or even broken bones, adds Schwartz. A walk-in tub, in stark contrast, is much safer and easier to get into.


According to Schwartz and other Spa World/SWCORP representatives, a good walk-in tub should boast anti-scald systems (shower heads that regulate the temperature of the water or faucet), anti-slip surfaces (to reduce the risk of falls), quick drain systems (to prevent accidental immersion) and safety bars (making it easier for the elderly to enter or exit the tub).


Additionally, it is recommended that shoppers look out for features such as low thresholds, extra-wide doors, self-cleaning systems, leak-proof door seals, lifetime guarantees, easy-to-use buttons and therapy options.

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