Be proactive for safety
The popular phrase, “Lucky we live Hawaii,” is perfectly accurate when considering the Islands’ clean air, delicious water and ideal weather conditions. Hawaii is definitely one of the safest places to live and yes, the “aloha spirit” is alive and well. In addition to these benefits, people are living longer for various reasons such as, having more information on how to be healthy and more seniors are exercising.
While these things are important, there are other topics seniors should be proactive about, including home safety. What most people don’t realize is that 68 percent of all seniors are injured while in the bathroom — and 82 percent of the time it happens right at home.
As people get older, getting in and out of a bathtub is not just harder, it’s dangerous. Seniors should be proactive and shouldn’t wait until they are injured to solve the problems created by a fall, stroke or other health issues. Here are a few reasons to be proactive:
• Anything you must do in construction costs more, and even more so if done in a hurry. • Being proactive may prevent fall or injury. Taking the right precautions adds quality years to your life and can save money. • Your quality of life can all of a sudden be reduced in an instant. • Unnecessary stress can enter and affect lives among family members.
There are endless reasons to obtain a safe and comfortable bathroom and home. Get started on that project that you have been putting off for years. The best company to call is Tropical Wholesale Baths. The company installs tub-to-shower conversions, walk-in tubs, handy-bars and other safety items such as bench seats, complete bath remodels and home safety ideas.
If you can’t picture what you want or need, visit the showroom located at 1351 S. Beretania St. Tropical Wholesale Baths is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has bathroom ideas for your home. Call owners Matt or Mike Houar, and they will personally help you design what you need.
TROPICAL WHOLESALE BATHS
contact // 263-1252 (Windward) • 456-4892 (Leeward) 593-2000 • 396-0971 (Honolulu)
address // 1351 S. Beretania St. (showroom)
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