Walk-in tubs are a safe bathing option for seniors who struggle with slippery surfaces and find it difficult to step over tub walls. These tubs are far more physically accessible than traditional tubs, thanks to their grab bars, anti-slip surfaces, low steps, and secure seats. However, the cost of walk-in tubs can sometimes be prohibitively expensive for seniors.
The market for walk-in tubs are not always friendly to tight budgets, with project prices (including installation) ranging from around $3,000 to over $20,000. But some walk-in tub companies do not freely share their prices except during in-home visits to make matters more complicated. If a company is not forthcoming with its prices, it can be challenging to compare shops and find a deal closer to $3,000 than $20,000.
So, while the costs can put you off from buying a much-needed tub, here are a few options that can make you feel better.