Over 50 and Afraid of Losing Your Independence
Chances are you will by doing just this one thing…
Helen, a fit 65-year-old, watched what she ate, exercised regularly, and had no known health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
After a brisk 2-mile walk with the love of her life – her pet dog of 10 years Ruby, Helen was feeling great and decided to treat herself to a nice long hot bath where she can take her time, enjoy the steam and relax her muscles.
She bent over to turn on the water and got it to the perfect temperature that she enjoys. She then disrobed to enter the shower and that’s when it happened. In a flash, her life as she knew it was completely over…
Just like you, Helen has a standard shower and bath combo. She must step almost 2 feet over the bathtub just to get into the tub to take a shower. The floor in her bathroom that day had become wet and when Helen took that first step over the 2-foot high tub wall – she suddenly slipped, fell hard, and shattered both her hip and wrist.
In a blink of the eye Helen’s independence and way of life was over for good.
First, Helen lost her mobility and the ability to independently care for herself. She then had to give up the love of her life – Ruby, to a pet shelter known for its high kill rate.
Helen, who always valued her freedom and independence, had lost the ability to take care of her basic hygiene needs and because of that – she lost all her dignity;
But what is most scary… within a year… Helen lost her life.
Do you fear taking a bath or shower? You should.
Falls are a scary reality for seniors with an astonishing one-in-three senior over 65 falling every year. These unintended falls often lead to life threatening results.
Unbelievably, many bathroom injuries happen near your tub or shower.1 Usually they happen when you step over your tub wall, or slip on the wet floor, or when you lean on a glass shower door that wasn’t designed to support your weight.
And a common result of the falls are fractures of the hip, pelvis, spine, arm and ankle, which can lead to permanent injury and an end to your independent living.
In fact, more than 40% of people hospitalized from hip fractures do not return home and are not capable of living independently again.
And just like Helen, many times these debilitating falls often leads to Death.2
Here at The Daily Life, we have come across a safer and far better way to take a bath and shower that will give you complete peace of mind and help you maintain your freedom and independence.
Despite the potential hazards, your bathroom can still be a calming refuge. It can be your own personal escape, where you can indulge in a warm, relaxing bath that relieves your aches, pains and stress.
Specially designed to maximize safety and provide therapeutic benefits to both senior citizens, mobility challenged individuals or to anyone that just wants to enhance your bathing experience and increase the value of your home.
Walk-in tubs are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Many brands offer advanced features to get the most out of your bathing experience. Some include heating systems that gently heat your seat and backrest for added comfort.
Don’t gamble with your life. [Don’t be another statistic]. A walk-in tub will help you maintain your independence and stay in the home you love.
Learn more how a walk-in tub can help keep you safe, healthy, and living independently in your own home…