Affordable Walk-In Tubs, a leading provider of home healthcare products for seniors, shares how walk-in bathtubs may be an effective solution for alleviating stress and anxiety in elderly populations.
“The mental and physical well-being of senior citizens is particularly timely as we head into the holiday season and continue navigating the pandemic,” said Frank Healy, Founding Partner of Affordable Walk-In Tubs. “Finding safe, healthy solutions for stress relief at home has never been more important.”
COVID-19 & Walk-In Tub Considerations
Those 65 years and older are considered at high risk for COVID-19 and advised to maintain strict quarantine measures. This age group is also experiencing high rates of stress. One in four seniors reported anxiety and depression in relation to the pandemic, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis and US Census Bureau survey. This is a jump from 2018 data, where one in 10 described similar experiences.
“Walk-in bathtubs can play a key role in providing stress relief. With features specifically designed for safety and relaxation, they are an effective and enjoyable way for seniors to round out healthy self-care at home,” added Healy.
Walk-in bathtubs often combine alternative therapies to promote physical and mental well-being. Massage therapy, aromatherapy and chromotherapy are commonly offered options. The combination of massage therapy and aromatherapy, in particular, is documented as having a calming effect to those with dementia.
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