Because of the time required to fill and drain a walk-in tub, there is a risk of becoming chilled. As we age, our skin thins and our circulation slows, making us less able to conserve body heat or respond to chilly temperatures. These factors combine with health conditions such as diabetes that can make seniors more susceptible to hypothermia.
Barrier Free Living walk in showers are designed to provide a safe, independent and convenient alternative to a traditional bath tub. The danger of stepping into a bathtub is eliminated, and a low threshold handicap accessible shower can be used by people of all abilities.