Injuries frequently occur in the bathroom, and not just to senior citizens. Bathrooms are slippery, accident-prone areas. One way to reduce the number of accidents in the bathroom is to let Refinish First convert the bathtub to a walk-in tub.
For those who have trouble clearing the edge of the bathtub, these conversion can be particularly useful. Bathtubs are usually 16 inches high, which can be difficult for children, the elderly, or disabled people to maneuver.
Being able to walk into the bathtub can help reduce the number of falls and injuries in the bathroom for people of all ages, but especially the elderly. One in three adults age 65 and older in the United States falls each year.
Children are often accident prone as well. Not having long enough legs or just not paying enough attention could cause them to catch on the edge of the tub and fall.
Consider reducing the risk of falls with a walk-in tub. Refinish First can answer any questions about the installation process.