Home Care Pacific Palisades CA
Home Care Pacific Palisades CA

Considering a Walk-In Tub to Improve Safety for the Home Care Client

Pacific Palisades, CA – Improve Safety for the Home Care Client

There are many safety hazards in the home.  Although it may be clean, organized, the floors kept in great condition, and handrails secured along the stairwells, there may be more that can be done to make the home more safe. For a person who provides home care, focusing on improving safety wherever possible is a very important part of the job.

One of the places that poses the most significant safety risk is the bathroom, specifically slipping and falling.  January is Bath Safety Month, so let’s talk about the benefits of having a walk-in tub and how it might improve Home Care Pacific Palisades CAsafety for the elderly individual who relies on in-home care.

Typically, there is either a walk-in shower or tub in the bathroom of every home. A regular, normal tub requires the individual to step over the edge and into the tub in order to either ease down into bath water or take a shower.

A walk-in tub has a narrow door that opens outward to allow an elderly or disabled individual to step easily into the tub without having to lift his or her leg.  The door seals tightly so the client has the choice of taking a bath or shower. Most walk-in tubs are much higher than a regular tub, but with the convenient door feature it reduces the risk of catching your foot on the edge of the tub and falling into the bathtub, or out of it.

There are many different types of walk-in tubs, some that offer the individual a Jacuzzi style. These tubs also have seats that can allow the individual, especially with a hand-held shower head, to bathe in comfort and safety.

Keeping an elderly individual who has diminished strength in their legs or other physical challenges safe is a priority of experienced home care providers. While a walk-in tub may be an investment or expense, it is much safer than the traditional style tubs that exist in most homes.

Individuals or family members who are interested in purchasing a walk-in tub should contact an experienced and reputable contractor to get more information on options and pricing.  A walk-in tub could be the best investment they make all year.

And, if you have any follow-up questions, please contact us (310) 400-6869…we are always here to assist…You are Important to Us!

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Caregiving for You, Inc.

As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others. Google