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Currently, American Standard offers four different types of walk-in tubs. While nearly all of these tubs feature built-in grab bars and quick fill/draining, we found there are several key differences. Here’s a brief overview of the different American Standard categories of tubs:
At the American Standard Factory, I was given an up-close look at one of American Standard’s higher-end models, the Luxury Series Right Drain Walk-in Tub, a combo massage tub with just about all the bells and whistles available.
Here’s a rundown of its features which I got to see:
American Standard Walk-in tubs are bathtubs to make bathing both safer and easier for those with limited mobility, which includes many older adults. Built with a seat and watertight door, these bathtubs take the hassle and risk out of bathing in a standard tub or shower. Additionally, many American Standard models feature massage capability and other luxury features.
It’s hard to say for certain which of their many models is best. What’s best for you depends upon a variety of factors including the size of your bathroom and the additional features you’d like. With that said, American Standard’s most popular model is their Luxury Series Walk-In Tub with Combo Air Spa and Whirlpool Systems, according to their website.
For any person with restricted mobility, walk-in tubs provide a safe and effective means of bathing. In addition to safety features such as handrails and textured floors, many models also have air jets, LED lighting, and aromatherapy capabilities, making them more spa-like and relaxing.
Much like any other bathtub or shower, your American Standard Walk-In Tub will get dirty over time. Luckily, you can give your tub a thorough scrub-down with a spray bottle and a solution of warm water and white vinegar.
Most likely, no. Unfortunately, for most people, walk-in tubs are not considered to be durable medical equipment. Because of this, Medicare will neither pay for nor contribute to the cost of your walk-in tub.