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Safety Information:

 

The Facts:

 

● Most falls in the home take place in the bathroom and the majority of those bathroom falls take place getting in and out of the bathtub/shower

● Falls are the leading cause of injury among adults over age 65

● Of all in-home injury related deaths, falling accounts for 67% of those deaths in adults over 65 years old

● 1 in 3 adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States 

● Every 18 seconds, an older adult is treated for a fall and every 30 minutes someone in the United States will die as a result of their injuries

● Over 90% of hip fractures among adults ages 65 and older are caused by falling
● Older adults are hospitalized for fall-related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes

● Treatments of injuries associated with slip and falls costs the U.S.A. more than $27.2 billion annually

● The average cost of living in an assisted living facility ranges between $1800-$9000 per month depending on levels of care

The Potential Consequences of Falling:

 

● Gait abnormality, impaired musculoskeletal function, Osteoporosis

● Depression, Alzheimer's Disease and senility
● Cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), blood pressure fluctuation

● Vision or hearing loss
● Arthritis, imbalance or hip weakness
● Neurological conditions, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease
● Urinary and bladder dysfunction
● Bone cancer, subdural hematoma

● Permanent loss of independent living

● Death

Famous People Who Have Fallen:

 

In June of 2014 actress Ann Davis who played Alice the housekeeper on The Brady Bunch suffered a subdural hematoma and died due to a slip and fall which took place in the bathroom of her home in San Antonio.


Legendary author Kurt Vonnegut died due to complications from brain injuries he sustained from a fall at his home in Manhattan.


The nation’s first Commissioner on Aging died after complications from a fall. William D. Bechill was a leading expert on long-term care, Social Security and senior centers.


Five-time Grammy award winner Dionne Warwick was hospitalized for 2 weeks in January 2015 after slipping and falling in her shower at her home in South Orange, New Jersey. Dionne was 74 years old when she was injured from the fall.


Famed country singer Eddy Arnold, who's career included 28 No. 1 records, broke his hip when he slipped fell in his home in Brentwood, KY. He passed away while in treatment for the fall at a Nashville, TN area care facility.


Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller was killed in Napa, California in November of 2013 after a slip and fall in her home. Miller was born to Walt and Lillian in 1933.


Joe Bauman, who hit 72 home runs in 1954, setting a single-season record for professional baseball that stood for almost 50 years, died in 2005 at a hospital in Roswell after falling in his home.


UCLA basketball coach John Wooden fell in his home on February 29th, 2008, breaking his wrist and collarbone.  


Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson's former sidekick received a concussion after tripping and falling in his home on March 4, 2005.


Nancy Reagan, the 84-year-old widow of former US president Ronald Reagan, was treated in a British hospital after she fell in her hotel room in London.


Actor Robert Culp, best known for his role in the hit 1960s TV show, "I Spy", died after a fall suffered in his Hollywood home on March 24th, 2010.


Dave Freeman, whose book "100 Things To Do Before You Die" inspired the film "The Bucket List", died after hitting his head from a fall in his home. Mr. Freeman was 47 years old when he passed away. 


Musician Doc Watson, 89, fell inside his home. He was in critical condition and had to undergo colon surgery due to his injuries. 


Frank Butler, 89, one of Britain's best loved sports writers, passed away in hospital on Jan 29th, 2006 after a fall at his home in Chislehurst, Kent. He was a sports editor of the News of the World for 25 years and he covered boxing from the Joe Louis era. 


Consuelo Velazquez, composer of the 1940s-era hit "Besame Mucho" suffered a fall at home on November 2004 that left her in intensive care and passing away at age 88.  


Robert H. Sigholtz, 84, who was the general manager of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and D.C. Armory complex, as well as athletic director at Georgetown University, died in 2005 in a hospice in Scottsdale, Arizona due to injuries suffered from a fall at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

TheraTub's Industry Leading Safety Features:

 

Because of our patent pending frameless design, we are able to make the TheraTub walk-in shower with the safest step-in height on the market today at only 0-2". Most walk-in tubs today have a 4-9" step-in, which is barely less than a conventional bathtub's entry height.

The absolute lowest step-in height on the market today at 0-2"

Easy close locking handle and leak proof design

The TheraTub comes with an extremely easy to open and close locking handle that requires minimal force to operate. In addition, our door seal is made from the highest aviation grade rubber which is guaranteed to never leak and our door is secured to the frame using an unusually sturdy and full length piano style hinge.

Winged door style

Our walk-in tub may also come with the widest door in the industry; should you or a loved one need more room. This design feature allows our customers to easily close the door from a seated position as the door passes over their legs.

Up to 3 custom placed safety grab bars

Our factory trained, licensed and insured installers can install up to 3 custom placed grab bars for you; this is to ensure that you can safely and easily enter and exit your TheraTub.

Auto gravity jet purging system

If you have ever turned on the water jets after a period of idleness on a spa or pool system then you know that dangerous mold and mildew will spew out of the jets when you turn them on. The TheraTub walk-in tub comes with an auto gravity purge system which dries out the lines after each use to prevent harmful mold and mildew from entering your next bath's water. Our purging system lasts one minute and comes on automatically 20 minutes after the blower is turned off or can be set to come on every 24 hours.

High gloss bacteria and mold resistant sanitary gel coat

The TheraTub comes with a very generous application of our sanitary bacteria and mold resistant gel coat. This gives your TheraTub a beautiful high-gloss shine while resisting bacteria and making cleaning easier.

17" high ADA compliant seat and anti-slip floor

Our walk-in tub comes with a contoured seat that is 17" high. This height is ADA compliant and makes standing and sitting from this level much easier. The TheraTub's seat is designed to be very comfortable and can include an optional bidet jet if desired. The floor of our walk-in tub is engineered to be highly slip resistant to help keep you from falling inside the tub.

Quickly drains in about 2 minutes

We designed the TheraTub to minimize drain time; this allows you to exit the tub quickly once your bath is completed. This will help keep you warm upon exit from your bath/shower.

Ozone water purification system and bidet jet (optional)

The TheraTub may come equipped with an ozone water purification system and/or bidet jet. This is the same ozonation system used in bottled water purification to kill bacteria. TheraTub's unique ozonation system begins a 15 minute cleaning cycle one hour after your bath.

Foot soak only option

Your TheraTub walk-in tub comes with the option to hold the water level at the height to soak your feet only, without drawing a full bath. This is particularly beneficial for people with diabetes!

Select-A-Flow system to adjust jet strength

TheraTub's Select-A-Flow system allows the user to adjust the power of the jet flow from a medium subtle flow or all the way up to full power! Other walk-in tubs only offer you one strength of jet flow, which for some people may be too low or even far too powerful for others with sensitive skin. 

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Help yourself or a loved one to bathe safely and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the TheraTub for decades to come! Call us at (866) 686-TUBS (8827) by using the form to the left or by email at support@theratub.com

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