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The Benefits Walk-in Tubs Bring to Homes

Do you have an elderly or disabled loved-one living in your home? Or are you an elderly or disabled person? If you have any experience with senility or being handicapped, you'll understand how it affects your everyday life as a family. Fact is, no one wants to constantly be reminded of their disability. And for most families with handicapped family members, there's an ongoing effort to make life feel as normal as possible, as well as to minimize the impact decreased [...]

Picking a Walk-in Tub – Features

Fill and Drain Time. It can require a long investment to fill and deplete your tub and when you are wet, you may rapidly get frosty sitting tight for the tub to deplete. Ensure that your tub has installations that fill the tub rapidly. The best walk in tubs will fill in less than 6 minutes. Some other extremely well known walk in tubs may take up to 15 minutes to fill. Deplete times run shape 90 seconds to [...]

Walk-In Tubs Provide Hydrotherapy for Senior Citizens

  Have you ever heard of hydrotherapy?  We often think of hydrotherapy as the process of hydrating one’s body by drinking water.  This is often referred to as Internal Hydrotherapy, and is an ancient form of healthcare for individuals who desire to reap the benefits from natural minerals found in spring water.  Unfamiliar to the general public, however, is External Hydrotherapy - a holistic form of medicine that involves shooting water (through jets) onto an individual’s body in order to [...]

Handicap Accessible Bathing Options

Just because someone isn't quite as mobile as most people doesn't mean they don't want to feel refreshed after taking a bath or shower. But someone who's handicapped will have different needs when it comes to bathing. In order to make bath time relaxing and enjoyable, measures can be taken to help handicapped people with common problems. To accommodate wheelchair bound persons, as well as other handicapped individuals, a few options are available to make bath time easy again. If [...]

Benefits of Aromatherapy on Dementia

Aromatherapy can be helpful in many ways. But aromatherapy is using those smells to benefit those with Alzheimer's or dementia conditions. There are many ways you can introduce aromatherapy into your home: candles, melts, and even walk-in tubs! When you're in a bad mood, what do people typically advise you to do? Take a deep breath in and out. But some take that one step further and light up some aromatic scents. Turns out aromatherapy isn't just good for [...]

Top 5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active…Even During the Winter!

Winter can be the worst time of year for people, especially elderly, to get sedentary. Sitting on the couch or in bed seems a lot more enjoyable than going outside in the cold weather. Just because the temperature has gone down for the year, doesn’t mean that your activity schedule should. This article gives you simple but effect ways to keep your activity up, even in the cold months. You can’t avoid winter cold and weather, unless you’re living [...]

Preventing Falls is One of the Critical Aspects of Home Care

Falls are the biggest fears when you have an elderly loved one living on their own. And for good reason, falls can start a deteriorating cycle in loved ones. But there are ways you can help prevent falling, and this article goes over a few. Shockingly, injuries resulting from falls kill tens of thousands of seniors each year. Falls affect nearly 1 in 3 seniors annually–about 300,000 seniors will suffer a quality-of-life threatening incident this year. It follows [...]

Fighting Back the Fear of Falling

No one likes falling, but as a senior it could mean more than a sore spot for a day or two. The fear of falling can cause you to put off, or not do, things you should be or need to be in order to live a healthy life. This article goes over ways to help you fight your fear of falling by small modifications to both your home and your body. Let’s face the facts – we [...]

The Best Bathroom Modifications for Senior Independence and Safety

No matter how independent you are, slipping in the bathroom is a big risk for seniors. With so many factors aiding to your falling, there are some preventive measures you need to take if you plan to age in your own home. This article covers modifications that anyone can to do their home, without bringing in a renovation specialist. Stepping in and out of the tub can be a daunting task for seniors. To make transitioning into the [...]

4 Ways To Help Seniors Stay Active During The Winter

Staying active can be a tough battle, especially in the cold months. This is even more true for elderly persons. This article goes over ways to stay active, healthy and most of all not lonely over the winter. It’s truly amazing to me that plethora of groups, clubs and organizations right in our backyards that we all have access to. All we need to do is look, seek and ask around about them. Everything from fitness centers for seniors [...]