Bathtubs for Disabled People

Senior woman on a bathtub full of bubbles

Assisting a disabled adult can be challenging. If they require help with personal care, tasks like lifting them into a bath may be difficult. Showers are one solution but can be a slip hazard and a source of concern. Walk-in tubs provide a safe way for people with disabilities to enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath.

How Do Walk-In Tubs Work?

Walk-in tubs from Heavenly Walk In Tubs have a watertight door on the front or side of the bath that can be opened so the person can just walk straight into the bath. There’s no need for a bath lift or to struggle with heavy lifting.

The bath fills after the person enters – with water at the perfect temperature – and when they are finished, the water drains and they can exit the tub.

Walk-in tubs have built-in non-slip surfaces or grab handles so the user can bathe in complete safety.

Tub Options

Depending on the type of handicapped tub that is purchased, it could have:

Portability – Some models are fully portable and can be used with a sink unit, allowing greater flexibility.

Spa Function – Some models include a warm, bubbling spa mode that may ease discomfort in people with arthritis and joint problems.

Relaxing Light Therapy – Some models have color therapy installed to induce feelings of relaxation. This could relieve anxiety or depression.

Flat Access – Some models are flat access with outward opening doors for wheelchair users. Flat access helps disabled people retain their independence, and they may be able to take a bath without assistance.

For more information about walk-in tubs or to discuss which type would be right for you, just call a provider and request a brochure.