Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Sadie Brumfield
Lifting your foot up and over the tub edge, and the balance required to do that, can become difficult in later years. But some people still want a step in tub for a number of reasons. Others may prefer a stand alone shower that does not have a tub attached to it. Then there are curbless shower options no lip on the edge of them, so you can roll a walker, wheelchair, or transfer chair right across the edge.
The mat in your bathtub or shower should stick tightly so walkers and wheelchairs would not get caught on it. You can also choose a tub or shower with a textured bottom to avoid sliding, and you would not need to use a mat inside. Some bathrooms are not right for rugs and mats of any kind. Sometimes even the best options can still get bound up in a wheelchair or the edge caught by a walker.