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Walk-In Tubs Are Not Just For Seniors: Are They Right For You?

December 14, 2021  |   4 min read
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While walk-in baths may be more familiar to older adults seeking a safer at-home bathing experience, they are actually designed for total body relaxation and recovery, no matter your age. With safety and comfort features engineered to maximize its restorative benefits, the KOHLER® Walk-In Bath is perfect for bathers (and caretakers) of a range of mobilities and lifestyles.

Bathers Who Could Benefit From A Walk-In Tub

Walk-in tubs are ideal for people who wish to stay in their homes but need additional accessibility while bathing. Learn how a walk-in tub can provide extra support, relief and relaxation at bathtime.


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Some veterans may face service-related mobility challenges or disabilities when they return home, which can make bathing difficult without assistance. A walk-in tub can help support a veteran’s daily life after active duty while granting them the independence they value.

With an ultra-low step-in, grab bars and an extra-wide seat, veterans can securely enter and exit the KOHLER Walk-In Bath. If they experience chronic pain conditions from their military service, they can turn on the whirlpool hydrotherapy and air jets to help alleviate muscle tension, improve circulation and reduce pain and inflammation.

Learn if your veterans benefits will cover the cost of a walk-in tub.

Persons With Limited Mobility

Man opening the extra-wide door of the KOHLER Walk-In Bath

Stepping over the high threshold of a traditional bathtub can be challenging for individuals with limited mobility who may have poor balance and coordination. This can lead to an increased risk of an accident during bathing.

The 3-inch step-in of the KOHLER Walk-In Bath ensures a secure entry into the bath every time. The extra-wide door allows you to get in without turning sideways for added safety and ease as you enter and exit.

People Recovering From Injuries or Surgeries

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Walk-in baths offer relief for tense and sore muscles as well as significant bodily pain and injury. For bathers recovering from extensive injuries or reparative surgeries, the bath’s safety features may be necessary to protect the healing body from further damage.

When in recovery, a body may have a more limited range of mobility. For bathers who have recently suffered an injury to a leg, or perhaps undergone knee replacement surgery, getting into a traditional bath could be difficult—or even impossible. At only three inches high, the Walk-In Bath’s ultra-low step-in makes entering the bath safe and accessible, requiring limited leg lifting or bending. And a grab bar inside the bath and an indented handrail along the bath’s rim allow for safer movements while bathing. With the Walk-In Bath, you can heal at home.

People With Prosthetic Devices

Woman with a prosthetic leg

With the right equipment, maintaining a hygiene routine can be easier for people with a prosthesis. A walk-in tub can make life at home more comfortable while enhancing and promoting their independence.

For individuals with lower limb prostheses, the ultra-low step-in of the Walk-In Bath provides easier entry and exit. Grab bars inside the bath allow for more secure movement when transitioning from standing to sitting. Those who experience fatigue or have difficulty standing for extended periods can comfortably rest on the extra-wide, built-in seat.

The Walk-In Bath’s therapeutic hydrotherapy features can help soothe any discomfort or soreness associated with wearing prosthetic limbs to create a relaxing bathing experience. Its strategically-placed whirlpool and air jets deliver targeted relief to the lower body, making the Walk-In Bath a rejuvenating complement to a rehabilitation or exercise routine.

Pregnant Women


Pregnancy can be hard on the body, sometimes leading to strained muscles, swollen feet and back pain due to compensating for a growing belly. Pregnant women may find relief in some of the Walk-In Bath’s comfort features, including the heated backrest, wide seat and handshower. 

Relaxing against the heated backrest can remove the tension from overburdened necks, shoulders and backs while providing a much-needed opportunity for an expectant mother to recline in a supportive position. The extra-wide seat allows for space to adjust to whatever position is most comfortable without feeling confined. And the hydrotherapeutic whirlpool jets massage the tender, tired feet and legs of pregnant women.

Caregivers & Family Members Who Could Benefit From A Walk-In Tub

If you care for someone who needs assistance during bath time, explore how a walk-in bath can provide a safer, more convenient bathing experience for you both.


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Caregivers of both young and old patients know that bath time can be hard work. With traditional tubs, keeping the bather safe from entry to exit requires constant attention, especially if they have dementia or Alzheimer’s. And making sure they are thoroughly cleaned can involve reaching and bending across the tub, potentially risking caregiver injury.

But the KOHLER Walk-In Bath can bring caregivers peace of mind. The bath’s built-in seat and hand rails help lower the risk of slipping while getting in and out of the bath, so caretakers can relax knowing their loved one is safe. Moreover, caregivers can use the multifunction handheld shower to wet and rinse their loved one’s hard-to-reach areas without straining themselves. The Walk-In Bath makes bathing gentler on the body and the mind for both caregivers and their charges.

Family Members

older woman and caregiver

As your parent, spouse, or loved one ages, their independence and safety at home become a priority. A walk-in tub allows them to maintain their autonomy while aging in place comfortably and securely—and potentially avoid assisted living or other care costs.

Family members can start preparing their loved one’s forever home with a KOHLER Walk-In Bath to create a safer and more relaxing bathing experience. The ultra-low step-in, heated backrest and hydrotherapeutic jets can give you and your loved ones peace of mind for years to come.

Step Into A Better Bathing Experience With KOHLER

With the KOHLER Walk-In Bath, bathing doesn’t have to be stressful. No matter your age, lifestyle or mobility, you can enjoy safety and comfort in your own bathroom. To learn more about how you can benefit from a Walk-In Bath, request a free consultation today.

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KOHLER Walk-In Bath with Cintilante Bluette Walls
This Month Only!
50% Off Installation
+ No Interest for 12 Months

For a limited time, take 50% off the installation of your KOHLER® Walk-In Bath. Plus, enjoy no interest for 12 months. Contact us today to claim your exclusive savings.

See Offer Details

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