Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Sadie Brumfield
You will also want to look at getting in and out of the tub, so you can pick a way to make your entrance and exit more stable. Many people put up railing and bars, as these can provide stability and make it less stressful to get into and out of a step in tub as you age and your balance is not as strong as it used to be. If a step in tub is not for you, and you are not sure you want to have only a shower, there are tubs that you can walk into and close a door with a watertight seal.
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.