SENIOR BATHING

“That’s so cute.  They have birdbaths in the church!”  Hilary Duff

No, I’m not going to talk about the difference in bathing as a mature person – things like bodies that now have more folds than paper fan.  I’ve been thinking about the issue of falls that can happen more easily to seniors, meaning people who get discounts, not people about to graduate from high school.  Are you still with me on this or do we need more coffee?

Anyway, I’ve been interested in those comfy looking walk-in tubs.  A person actually gets to sit comfortably instead of standing in a shower.  A bather can easily walk in and out without climbing over a the side of a tub.  What’s not to like?

WLAK IN

My friend, Audrey, brought up a few points.  Do you realize that you have to get into the tub while it’s empty and sit there in all your glory while it fills?  Then, after your bath, you have to sit quietly (I’m not good at that) while the tub drains before you can open the door and get out.

There are also reports of people being unaware that some tubs have a double click latch that, if not firmly locked, has made it possible to also clean you bathroom floor and the ceiling in the room below if your tub happens to be on the second floor, all in one bathing session!

So how long does it actually take to fill or empty these tubs?  Sometimes as much as 10 minutes, which can be changed with the addition of a fast fill/fast empty upgrade.  Remember, you’re upgrading from a tub that already costs somewhere between $2500 and $10,000.

Adult disclosure – my husband and I have, in the past, attempted a couple’s shower event.  At issue, he likes his shower water tepid and I like shower water just about scalding.  We ended up fighting for control over the water temperature.  Solution?  Yoga!

Maintain balance and flexibility as you move into that part of life where you always get a discount.  And then get a split tub!SPLIT

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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