Affordable Walk-In Tubs, a leading provider of home healthcare products for seniors, shares how walk-in bathtubs may be an effective solution for alleviating stress and anxiety in elderly populations.
“The mental and physical well-being of senior citizens is particularly timely as we head into the holiday season and continue navigating the pandemic,” said Frank Healy, Founding Partner of Affordable Walk-In Tubs. “Finding safe, healthy solutions for stress relief at home has never been more important.”
Those 65 years and older are considered at high risk for COVID-19 and advised to maintain strict quarantine measures. This age group is also experiencing high rates of stress. One in four seniors reported anxiety and depression in relation to the pandemic, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis and US Census Bureau survey. This is a jump from 2018 data, where one in 10 described similar experiences.
“Walk-in bathtubs can play a key role in providing stress relief. With features specifically designed for safety and relaxation, they are an effective and enjoyable way for seniors to round out healthy self-care at home,” added Healy.
Walk-in bathtubs often combine alternative therapies to promote physical and mental well-being. Massage therapy, aromatherapy and chromotherapy are commonly offered options. The combination of massage therapy and aromatherapy, in particular, is documented as having a calming effect to those with dementia.
About Affordable Walk-In Tubs
Affordable Walk-In Tubs recognizes that seniors overwhelming prefer to age in place, choosing to stay at home as mobility and care needs change over time. Its mission is to make bathing safer and at-home healthcare more accessible. The experienced team hand-selects the top walk-in bathtubs on the market and matches seniors to the tub best suited to their personal care needs. Affordable Walk-In Tubs has helped countless seniors maintain independence and enjoy the ultimate spa experience at home.
To learn more and get a free quote, visit www.affordablewalkintub.com.