For senior citizens, getting into and out of the bathtub can be extremely dangerous. Stepping over the threshold into a wet tub is challenging and can lead to a fall. Unfortunately, the cost of bathroom renovations has prohibited many families from taking the necessary precautions to protect their loved ones safe. At NU Tub, however, we offer affordable bathtub-to-shower conversions that dramatically reduce the risk of a fall.
According to the National Institute on Aging, more than one in three people over the age of 65 fall each year. Approximately 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom, with a large majority of the falls occurring as a result of bathing, showering, or exiting the tub. Protect your loved one from becoming a statistic with the help of NU Tub.
Eliminate Falling Risks
At NU Tub, we are passionate about providing attractive, affordable options that improve the lives of our customers. This is why we specialize in bathtub-to-shower conversions. Our refinishing specialists can transform an existing cast iron, steel, or fiberglass bathtub into a walk-in shower in one day! At a fraction of the cost of replacement, we can convert your tub and significantly reduce the risk of a fall.
How It Works
To convert your bathtub, we begin by removing a piece of the bathtub’s dam to create a low-profile portal to the shower. At this point, we can either install a Safeway Step® or water-tight door in the gap, depending upon the client’s preference. Finally, our refinishing experts will make sure the new shower entry blends seamlessly with the rest of the tub.
Other Safety Measures
Experts also recommend the use of several other safety features to reduce the risk of a fall. Many seniors find it difficult to stand for long periods of time. As such, shower seats, safety handles, and grab bars are all highly recommended. Additionally, installing non-slip strips and mats inside and outside the tub can help prevent slipping on wet surfaces. Our team at NU Tub is happy to install these features while we are converting your tub.
Request a Free Quote
As a family-owned and -operated business in Springfield, IL, customer satisfaction is our top priority. As such, all of our work – from bathtub reglazing and repairs to tub liners and conversions – is guaranteed. For a free quote on your tub-to-shower conversion, contact NU Tub today at (217) 522-1850.