Tag Archives: Bathing for Elderly
From the pioneers of Big4Two, the largest two seat walk-in bathtub, Ella’s Bubbles unveils its much anticipated ShaK- the world’s biggest single seat acrylic walk-in tub designed for athletes, bariatric bathers, and people 6’4” or taller. While the industry offers deep walk-in bathtubs, Ella’s ShaK distinguishes itself by offering the deepest and longest walk-in tub. […]
Living in condos presents both unique advantages and challenges in all aspects of life, including having renovations completed. When shopping for safety and accessibility solutions, there are no limitations to your selection of choices. Any walk-in bathtub on the market will fit in your condo the same as it will in a single-family residential property. […]
Robert’s hearing started to go about ten years ago. I first noticed it when he kept asking me to talk louder. But in the last couple of years, his hearing progressively deteriorated to the point where I had to shout or repeat everything I said. I was struggling to have a basic conversation with him, […]
There is no bigger fear than that which comes from an unexpected call from your elderly parent. I got that call last year when my mom slipped and fell while she was getting into the bathtub. I knew bathing had become a difficult task for her, but I didn’t realize the harm it could cause. […]
Bathtub Cut Out or a Walk-in Tub For those with limited mobility, a traditional bathtub can often be a challenge or even a safety hazard. There are solutions for those who want to be able to take a hot bath but cannot because a standard tub is no longer a safe option. These solutions include […]
A question we often get asked is: “Can I Use Bath Bombs, Epsom Salt or Lotions in My Ella Walk in Tub?”. The answer depends on the type of walk-in tub that you own. Soaking tubs do not have any air or hydro jets, so using bath bombs in this type of walk-in tub would […]
Can I Install an Ella Walk-in Tub Myself? If you are a skilled handyman or have experience doing basic plumbing and electrical work, then installing an Ella walk-in tub yourself shouldn’t be a problem. Moving your Ella Walk in Bath Remove all four (4) access panels before moving the tub Take off the screw caps […]
Your needs can change in various ways as you get older. Not only are your nutritional needs different, but so are the ways you move around your house. Nobody wants to give up their familiar home, and they shouldn’t have to. Aging-in-place is the phrase used to describe “choosing to remain at home instead of moving […]
Learn how walk-in tubs are designed to improve your mental and physical well-being? Read how walk-in tubs can help seniors keep their mind and body healthy as they age? Ella Walk-In tubs have four major features that support mental and physical wellness, They can also make the bathroom safer which helps allows someone to age in […]
The Key Differences Between a Walk-In Tub, Walk-In Shower, and Roll-In Shower When it comes to coziness, there is no such thing as a one size fits all tub or shower. This is especially true for the elderly and people with mobility limitations. The bathroom is definitely the most utilized space in the home. After […]
How To Make A Bathtub Safe For The Elderly?
What size water heater do I need for a walk-in tub? You just installed your new walk-in tub and are ready to take a hot bath but it is halfway full and the hot water is gone. If this has this happened to you, It is because your hot water heater is too small. Making […]
Walk-In Tubs: Are They Safe To Use If you are looking for a new tub for your bathroom, then you might have come across a type of tub known as a walk-in tub. What is a walk-in tub? Walk-in tubs, also called accessible or step-in tubs, are a new style of baths that are typically […]
A common struggle between seniors and caregivers is often bathing. Many family caregivers struggle with getting an older adult to bathe. Not bathing can cause skin or urinary tract infections. Itchy or strong body odor my develop in seniors that have not bathed often enough. How often do seniors need to bathe to prevent health problems? Seniors may […]
How long does a walk in tub take to fill? It only takes about 10 minutes to fill an Ella Walk in Bathtub to a level where it is safe to use the hydro jets (1-2″ above the highest hydro jets) and about 6 minutes more to reach the overflow. The fill time will vary […]
What causes itchy skin after bathing? The most common cause for itching to occur after a shower is dryness of the skin. Dry air, soaps, hot water, can deplete the skin of essential oils and nutrients, making it dry. This makes the nerves more sensitive, causing one to feel itchy. If your skin feels tight and itchy after bathing, you are not the only one experiencing […]
My mother’s been living with my husband and me for the past ten years. She was 70 when she first moved in. After an accident when she was 76, one of Ella’s walk-in tubs really changed things for us! My mom was old but was one of those people who stayed in remarkably good shape, […]
It has been 8 months since I replaced my traditional tub with a companion walk-in tub from Ella’s Bubbles, and I’m extremely happy with the results so far. Our bathing experience has been on a whole new level with a rejuvenating spa-like experience. The decision to make the switch came after my husband, 78, […]
A well-designed bathroom with a great tub can be a sort of comfort and pleasure for many homeowners. But, a traditional tub isn’t always the best idea for seniors with disabilities. Anyone with mobility issues or poor balance risks slipping and falling when stepping into a bathtub or shower. Also, a standard tub you lie […]
It was about 3 years ago that my dad, Edward, started showing signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. They were subtle at first. He would forget his keys in his car, for example, and then look all over the house to try and find them. He had trouble figuring out how to make his DVD player work […]
How to Make Bathrooms Safe for Seniors We may not like to admit it but, as we get older, the slippery surface of our bathtub becomes more and more of a hazard: according to the National Institute on Aging, out of the one-third of seniors who fall yearly, 80% had their accident in the bathroom. […]
According to statistics, over 375 Americans suffer mild to severe injuries in an attempt to stabilize themselves on various fixtures in their bathrooms every year. Specifically designed to support people with disabilities and the elderly, top-quality acrylic walk-in bathtubs. Ella’s Bubbles walk-in baths come with standard safety and therapeutic features as well as many optional ones and provide bathers with numerous benefits.
Chicago based manufacturer of acrylic walk-in bathtubs Ella’s Bubbles is proud to announce the availability of an incredible array of best-in-class walk-in tubs at the most competitive prices in the nation. Budget-minded homeowners are now given the opportunity to make it easier for their family members, including their aging parents to enjoy a more comfortable, therapeutic, and safer bathing experiences in the comfort of their own home.
A high-quality, jetted and professionally installed walk-in tub is one’s best bet for a rejuvenating and therapeutic spa-like bathing experience in your own home, on a daily basis. For seniors, people with disabilities or mobility issues, a walk-in bathtub becomes an absolute medical necessity, significantly improving their independence, comfort, and well-being in the bathroom.
The question of whether your insurance will pay for a walk-in tub is not a simple one; rather, it greatly depends on how you approach the issue and the measures you take. A walk-in tub is a helpful and instrumental piece of equipment, which makes bath-time easier, especially for elderly persons with medical conditions. Adults with aging parents will find a walk-in tub highly valuable because of its health and physical benefits. Walk-in tubs are quite expensive, and that is why you should consider seeking the services of your insurance company to cover the costs. An insurance company can come in handy to relieve you of the financial burden associated with purchasing a walk-in tub, but you need to be prepared with the necessary information and details to justify your claim.
Customers of Ella’s Bubbles frequently ask if Medicaid will pay for a walk-in bathtub. Committed to excellent customer service, Ella’s Bubbles seeks to provide consumers with accurate information about all the avenues of financial assistance available for the acquisition of a world-class therapeutic tub.
According to statistics corroborated by National Institute on Aging studies, more than a third of people over the age of 65 suffer injuries due to slips and falls each year, and an alarming 81% of these accidents occur during showering and bathing. A top-quality, professionally installed walk-in tub is one of the best preventative measures that can be taken against injuries in the bathroom, which have been found to drastically increase with age.
This specialized and durable home medical equipment is indispensable to aging veterans, with or without disabilities, but may not be affordable for everyone who depends on it for their safety when bathing. Aging and/or disabled veterans as well as their surviving spouses can benefit from financial assistance from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the purchase and installation of a walk-in bathtub. Lets take a closer look at what Veterans Benefits can be used on a walk-in tub.
Ella’s Bubbles strives to provide customers with strategies to make the purchase of a top-of-the-line walk-in bathtub more affordable. Deducting purchase and installation expenses from your taxes can be a key component of such a strategy.
Will Medicare Cover Any of the Cost of a Walk-In Bathtub? Drawing upon vast industry experience, Ella’s Bubbles seeks to educate Medicare recipients about the financial assistance available for the purchase of one of our state-of-the-art walk-in bathtubs. The advantages of a walk-in bathtub for the health and safety of most senior citizens begs the […]
Ella’s Bubbles announces Ella Walk-In Bathtubs, the perfect solution for senior Accessibility. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) reports that one in three American seniors fall each year. Moreover, eighty percent of these slip and fall accidents involving seniors happen in the bathroom, the most hazardous room in the home for older people. Installing an […]
Ella’s Bubbles offers several different massage jet configurations in our top-of-the-line walk-in bathtubs. Customers may find themselves having to choose, “Do I want air jets or a hydro jets?” What is the difference, anyway? Hydro jets, also known as water jets or whirlpools, are the better-recognized option, found in residential hot tubs and physical therapists’ […]
Ella’s Bubbles takes pride in helping senior citizens achieve the dream of enjoying their golden years in their own home. More than any other age group, seniors enjoy and benefit from the relaxing and restorative properties of hot baths, but traditional bathtubs pose a major hazard for people with limited mobility. Bathroom falls are […]
Chicago, IL-based OEM manufacturer of acrylic walk-in bathtubs Ella’s Bubbles is pleased to provide discerning, health-conscious homeowners with the opportunity to upgrade their bathtub with the cutting-edge Infusion™ Microbubble Therapy universal installation kit, available exclusively through Ella’s Bubbles. Offering a personal spa experience, the Infusion™ Microbubble Therapy kit incorporates a US patented film device that […]
Some older couples may not remember the last time that they ran a bath for two. Many modern walk-in bathtubs simply aren’t built for such an experience. This is a shame because seniors can gain so much joy and relaxation from companion bathing. The good news is that Ella’s Bubbles have specially designed bathtubs for […]
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Ella’s Bubbles is pleased to announce the exclusive online availability of their industry-leading Infusion™ Microbubble walk-in bathtubs featuring Infusion Microbubble Therapy, the patented technology poised to revolutionize the bathing industry. Infusion MicroBubble Therapy, a process which introduces billions of microscopic bubbles into the bath water, increases oxygen content by up to 50% and envelops the […]
Ella’s Bubbles offers tips and recommendations for increasing bathing safety for those affected by mobility difficulties.
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Owning a walk-in tub brings the benefits of a spa to the home, with added benefits like having more privacy, cleaner bathing, and more control Frequent visits to the spa can have many physical and mental benefits to one’s health. The therapeutic effects of soaking in a warm jetted tub or getting a massage can […]
Planning for the future by preparing the home is key to staying healthy and safe, while making a smooth transition into older age, when mobility loss can get in the way of daily life The senior population in the U.S. is rapidly growing. With over 46 million Americans already over the age of 65, […]
This brand new Tempered Glass Walk-In Tub Screen is a superior alternative to regular shower curtains Bathing in a walk-in tub provides a safer, more comfortable bathing experience than traditional tubs, especially for those suffering from mobility issues. Designed with features like inward or outward swinging doors, wheelchair accessible doors, slip resistant materials, and […]
Walk-in tubs from Ella’s Bubbles help make the decision to install a walk-in tub an easy choice.
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Baby Boomers are aging and need not just assistive products like walk in tubs with grab bars, but often remodeling services to install them.
When you wake up in the morning and want to clean yourself, are you afraid of falling or having an accident in the shower? Have you tried to use store bought shower chairs that are flimsy and unstable? Have you fallen while bathing in the past leaving you in fear that it could happen again? Does the bating process leave you feeling exhausted instead of refreshed? Hand rails are helpful but they don’t come close to solving the problems of people with difficulties using traditional bathing methods. Most common injuries occur in the bathroom for our elder population. Bathing is important for your health and good hygiene. It should not be a difficult event. If you are looking to remain independent as long as possible, you must be able to bathe in a safe and secure manner.
Walk-in baths are a perfect comfort item for seniors and disabled. Bathing is much more than just getting clean for most people. It is a time to spend relaxing and rejuvenating in peace at your home. Comfort and convenience have become the most sought after features in terms of bathing experience. For older people bathing with dignity is very important. That is where walk in baths come into play.
Before and After Photos of a Walk In Tub Installation by Bobby Harris in Lexington, Kentucky July, 2018.
Ever worry about how to clean out all of the hard to reach places in your walk in bathtub? With Ozone Sterilization your worries will be washed away along with the bacteria and grime that builds up in a bathtub. Ozone is a naturally occurring oxidative that is widely known as a cleaning agent in […]
A walk in tub is an important safety investment. Falling is the leading cause of injury or death among people aged 65 or older. More falls occur as people get in and out of the bathtub or shower than anywhere else in the home. The most dangerous place for older people with disabilities is the bathroom. Hip fractures among older adults are most often caused by falls. At least one person every day dies from falling in the bathtub or shower. These deaths could have been prevented by having a walk in tub installed in the home.
Cheap walk in baths may not be your best option when it comes to getting a quality product installed correctly in your home. Walk in bathtub prices very greatly from manufacturer to models and features offered.
The most amazing walk in tub is now available with exciting new high tech advancements featuring MicroBubbles. An advancement that is a breakthrough in modern bathing technology. It oxygenates, softens and helps exfoliate the skin through billions of tiny air bubbles. This creates a luxurious spa like experience right in your own home.