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What seniors should consider walk-in bathtubs?

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Seniors who have difficulty balancing their body weight may benefit from a walk-in bathtub. People who have difficulty walking, climbing steps or balancing on one foot to enter a bathtub should also consider a walk-in bathtub.

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Seniors benefit from a walk-in bathtub when health problems prevent them from walking into a shower stall or bathtub without assistance. Seniors with circulation issues or chronic pain should also consider a walk-in bathtub that features adjustable bubble jets and shower heads to create a spa-like experience. Walk-in bathtubs feature a door that swings open and a small or non-existent step for seniors to enter the bathtub easily. Walk-in bathtubs also feature handrails to guide seniors to a built-in bench with water faucets within reach.

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