At Heavenly Portable Walk-in Tub, we create portable, walk-in bathtubs that make it easier for everyone to experience a regular bath, no matter how hard it is for you to get around. We recognize the value of being clean, and also want you to enjoy the lesser known benefits of taking baths on a regular basis.
A Heavenly Portable Walk-In Tub for Everyone
We also believe that no matter your age, or your physical ability, everyone should enjoy the comfort and the benefits of a regular bath. Call us today at the number below to learn more about our products.
Stage of Aging: Interdependence (AKA: They Won’t Think They Need Help)
Those in the Interdependent Stage of Aging are generally between 70 and 80 years of age. Mom and dad will likely begin to find it more difficult to handle certain everyday tasks during this stage as age-related changes speed up even if they don’t want to admit it. Your parents still may be able to do many things on their own but usually they will not be able to do all. Additionally, their quality of life will suffer if they don’t get some kind of help. How do you know when this is happening? Physical activity will be more straining. Mental tasks may be more taxing. This is the perfect time for a Heavenly Portable Walk-in Tub.
During this stage, it’s important to ensure that your parents continue to stay on top of their prescribed medicine for existing medical conditions and seek medical intervention, if needed. Namely, if they have:
- Heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
If an interdependent person has a more able spouse, relatives, or friends, typically these people can provide all the help needed at the interdependent stage to allow for healthy aging at house to continue. However, an interdependent senior may need a caregiver to handle a specific activity of daily living (or several), such as driving, chores, and/or paying bills. Or, they might be able to do everything just fine just a bit slower. Seniors in this situation may benefit from a few hours of help each week to maintain their lifestyle.
Regardless, this is a difficult period in the normal aging process both because older individuals tend to be resistant to the notion of needing help and because professional caregiver-agencies tend to have minimum hour requirements that the senior may not need yet. Other items to carefully watch for in this stage include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Memory loss and other types of cognitive decline
- Physical safety
Often, a senior will not understand they have dementia, Alzheimer’s, or changes in their cognition or they may not want to admit it. They may even appear normal and fully functional for the vast majority of the time.
1. Reduced Muscle Pain with a Heavenly Portable Walk-In Tub
Heat from a bath can help to relieve common muscle pains. Set your bath temperature to a similar heat as a hot pack in order to produce pain relief in your muscles. This can increase the temperature of the muscles which helps to block the pain sensors. A Heavenly Portable Walk-In Tub is the best tool to deal with this pain.
2. Sleep Better
You know how critical a good night’s sleep is, but did you know that an effective bath can help you get it? As the body starts to cool-off and produce melatonin, this helps to induce sleep. Heating your body up artificially right before bed can actually help you to begin to feel sleepy. Once you are out of your Heavenly Portable Walk-In Tub, give yourself time to cool down, then slip into bed and sleep great.
Important Facts About Senior Health
- Psychosocial issues can play a role in physical and mental health of older adults.
- Important preventive measures at home (i.e. Tub) can upgrade the safety and health of seniors.
- As individuals get older, physiological changes in the body occur as a natural part of aging.
- Some diseases and issues become more prominent in the elderly.
- A balanced diet and regular exercise are strongly linked to better health in seniors.
- A series of routine screening tests, and preventive measures, are recommended for the elderly.
- ‘Geriatrics’ is a medical sub-specialty dedicated to the care of the elderly. Physicians who have specialized training in this field are known as ‘Geriatricians.’
- Physical changes, due to aging, can take place in every organ and can affect seniors’ health/lifestyle.
3. Improved Mood
It’s actually been scientifically proven that a bath at the end of every day can enhance your mood and optimism toward life. This is because of a combination of isolation, body positioning, warmth and comfort. Therefore, if your mood is struggling, enjoy a quiet bath every day in your Heavenly Portable Walk-In Tub.
4. Reduce Cold Symptoms
A hot bath produces steam, which can actually help to decrease cold symptoms in some situations. Clear out your nasal passage and lower inflammation with a bath when you are feeling the common cold come on.
5. Relieving Skin Issues
Baths can help to alleviate discomfort from common skin conditions such as psoriasis. Oils and medications can be used to moisturize your skin and remove dead cells, removing some causes of infection. Pain and swelling from skin conditions can also be reduced with a nightly bath in your Heavenly Portable Walk-In Tub.