Safer baths for smart seniors
According to the National Council on Aging, an older adult is treated in the emergency room every 11 seconds as a direct result of a fall. Many of these falls occur in the bathroom when seniors try to step over the side of the average bathtub. It’s a big cause for worry.
Island Bath Works is extensively experienced in modifying all forms of bathtubs including steel, cast iron, and fiberglass to convert tubs with a walk-through so there’s no need to step over the side. The rest of the tub along with the plumbing and wall covering remains intact. Grab rails and non-skid surfaces can be added for extra security.
Seniors all over the islands have been requesting walk-through bathtub conversions, but many of them come after an accident has already occurred. Eric Thompson, owner and CEO of Island Bath Works, wants to bring awareness and help seniors prevent a slip and fall injury before it happens. Because many households of the islands include several generations, he’s reaching out to the community so they know there’s an easier, more affordable solution that will keep aging family members safe.
“Our goal is to help people take the necessary preventative measures before it’s too late,” Thompson explained. “Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t think about something like this until after it happens. The medical bills that can be avoided by taking this one simple cost-effective safety measure are astounding.”
Island Bath Works makes achieving this safety modification to any tub simple by using proprietary techniques that keep costs down while getting the job done within a day to avoid disruption to the household. It’s a small investment that has big pay-off for added value to the home plus the prevention of serious injuries.
Greg and Deb Lovett of Mililani recently contacted Island Bath Works after hearing that a member of their golf club had slipped and fell in the tub.
They called Island Bath Works to arrange a tub conversion process. It was done the next week, and grab bars were installed. “The tub conversion has made a world of difference for us,” Greg said. “I regret not having this done years ago”
Island Bath Works provides a 10-year warranty on labor and materials plus a five-year warranty on refinishing. Seniors who want to continue enjoying an active lifestyle without suffering from a serious slip and fall injury, contact Island Bath Works for more information or to schedule an appointment at 468-8000 or visit islandbathworks.com.
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