Walk-in tubs are built both for comfort and safety. They can contribute to a sense of independence, help manage medical conditions and prevent falls and injury while bathing. So which one is right for you or a loved one? Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best walk-in tub companies in West Palm Beach.
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West Palm Beach is a haven for retirees and the elderly, with 18 percent of its population over 65. Not many places offer a similar combination of beautiful weather and activities. But seniors and those with disabilities can struggle with normal daily functions such as bathing.
With a wide variety of safety features, walk-in tubs are designed particularly for seniors and individuals with disabilities, allowing unassisted, easy use. Statistics show that one in three adults over 60 has trouble getting into or out of the bathtub. Falls are one of the most common causes of injury among the elderly.
Walk-in tubs in West Palm Beach come with a number of standard features:
Watertight door that opens to a low-entry threshold
Built-in seat shaped for comfort
These standard features can be found on any type of walk-in tub in West Palm Beach. Here are different types of features you may come across when shopping.
Walk-in tub type
Basic walk-in tub
Soaker with air jets that move water to provide a gentle massage
Soaker with jets that provide higher-pressure massage
Heavy-duty walk-in tub designed to accommodate obese individuals
Door that swings wide to allow transfer into the tub seat
Combines two or more of the above types
Walk-in tubs in West Palm Beach can also include optional features like aromatherapy, chromatherapy, self-cleaning systems and in-line heating.
How much is a walk-in tub in West Palm Beach?
Walk-in tubs range widely in price depending on what features are included. The average cost of a walk-in tub in West Palm Beach is between $5,000 and $10,000, including installation. Costs can be a bit lower for basic models and significantly higher if the tub is fully customized or if you need to make updates to plumbing or electrical systems in your bathroom.
Unfortunately, Medicare and Medicaid, as a rule, do not cover walk-in tubs in West Palm Beach, but long-term care insurance may. Many companies selling walk-in tubs in West Palm Beach offer monthly payment plans, some without interest. Make sure you ask about discounts for seniors or veterans and learn about any price-matching guarantees. Also, you may be able to deduct the cost of a walk-in tub as a medical expense when you file your taxes.
When you buy your walk-in tub in West Palm Beach, be certain you understand the warranty terms. Many walk-in tubs will have lifetime or decades-long guarantees, but there may be exceptions or different coverages for different tub parts.
After installation, which usually can be done in one day, you’ll be given instructions for use and regular maintenance. You’re then ready to become one of the growing number of satisfied users of walk-in tubs in Florida.
Safe Step combines friendly customer service with a one-on-one approach to help customers find a tub they like at a price they can afford. Each tub is American-made, goes through a 14-point inspection and comes with an industry-leading lifetime warranty. Reviewers are generally satisfied with the quality of service and the product they receive from Safe Step, which has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Designed for safety, comfort and elegance, Kohler Walk-In Bath has an extra-wide door and ultra-low step-in to make entry almost effortless. Hydrotherapy jets target the spine, legs and feet while back, neck and shoulder surfaces are heated for comfort and warmth. Customer reviews report Kohler sales reps being personable and professional and that installation was smooth.
Independent Home has been manufacturing walk-in tubs for 15 years and sells, installs and services its own product line. Each tub comes with a full-coverage lifetime warranty. Independent Home’s installers and customer service representatives are praised in many reviews for their reliable and trustworthy performance. Independent Home has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Offering a line of more than 60 models costing between $4,500 and $10,000, American Standard brings customers a wide selection of quality walk-in tubs with whirlpool, quick drain and light therapy options. Customers in West Palm Beach love the walk-in tubs’ massage features, saying they make for a relaxing soak, but some people report issues in homes with older water heaters.
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