Bathtubs these days are fancier than ever. From hydrotherapy to therapeutic jet streams to whirlpools and jacuzzis, bathing, for many, is a relaxing experience. However, for many seniors, simply getting into and out of the bathtub can be a harrowing experience. Many seniors in Atlanta injure themselves when bathing and falls are a leading cause of injury among seniors in Atlanta. One way to make bathing safer for seniors in Atlanta is to install grab bars. Grab bars are also good for seniors in Atlanta who live alone and don't have anyone to help them with bathing.Walk-in bathtubs are also a good solution for seniors in Atlanta who have a difficult time getting into and out of a regular bathtub. Some walk-in tubs also offer water therapy, such as warm air massage and hygienic whirlpool systems.

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According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, most falls happen in the home to people age 65 and older during everyday activities. Eight out of 10 of those killed by falls are over age 65, and falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among those over age 80. Falls are also the leading cause of injury and hospital admission for older adults.

Factor in slippery, soapy water; extremely unforgiving porcelain; and, the embarrassment of being naked, and you may want to think about a safer way to bathe.

Fortunately, you have many options today. There are ways to make your bathtub/shower a safer, and even therapeutic, experience.

Of course, do your research, get referrals and check with the Better Business Bureau, listed in the Quick Guide of your SRD.

Above all, put bathroom safety near the top of your list of important things to get DONE.

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