Acrylic Bathtubs with Hand Grips

April 5, 2018

Aging in your own home grants you a comfortable and familiar surrounding. Something not as easily found in assisted living facilities. When aging in place, it is important to make sure your home is equipped with safety features which make it easier for you to complete everyday tasks and move around the house.

Your bathroom is one such place where this is extremely important. Getting in and out of your bathtub can be difficult as you get older, even more so if you have a disability.

Hand grips for your tub or shower are a great way to improve the safety of your bathroom and can be done without replacing any plumbing fixtures already in place. If you have difficulty with mobility or balance, having grab bars or hand grips installed in your bath or shower is a no-brainer

What are the benefits?

  • They make getting into and out of your bath or shower easier.
  • They allow you to lower yourself into the tub with less of a risk of slipping.
  • They provide balance stability when standing and moving around in the shower.

What types are there?

Bathroom grab bars and hand grips come in many different sizes and can be installed to fit your existing shower or bath. They come in a variety of materials as well, such as plastic, stainless steel, chrome and brass. Bars can be installed horizontally, vertically, at an angle, or in an L-shape. The grab bar’s width can also be custom designed for optimal grip.

Grab bars can be installed permanently, clamped onto the side of the tub, or kept in place by suction cups so that they can be moved to different places in the shower or tub. This really depends on how long you plan on using the grab bar and staying at your current location.

Bath Doctor specializes in handicap bathrooms for seniors who choose to age in their own home. Our acrylic fitting tubs are easily installed over your existing bathtub and have plenty of options for grab bar and hand grip placement. We offer customizable designs so that your tub or shower will fit all of your safety and comfortability needs.

Our company is family owned and operated with over 40 years of experience in the bathroom remodeling industry. We keep our craftsmen up to date on the latest advances in bathroom safety features in order to provide you with the best renovations possible. For more information on bathtubs with hand grips, or to speak to one of our professionals about upgrading the safety features in your bathroom, contact us today!

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