Compared to getting into and out of my old bathtub to take a shower, the premier tub has changed my daily life. I used to avoid it until it was necessary. Mainly used a washrag to clean up daily with a shower every 4 or 5 days. I've slipped before and have been afraid ever since.
Ever since the new premier tub was installed I can get in and shower with the hand held shower. I don't have to take a bath if I dont want, but sometimes I do. I usually take a bath about twice a week now and shower daily. Haven't been worried about slipping since I got the tub.
It was expensive, but they were all expensive. There wasn't a single walk in that I looked at that was "cheap" in price. They were all over $10,000. This one ended up coming in cheaper than some of the other tubs and I was done looking. My son and daughter thought I'd lost my mind, but I've still got a few years left. Didn't really want to rely on them bathing me or finding out that I didn't shower regularly. Overall I'm pretty satisfied.
There's lots of negative reviews out there on many of these things, but the common denominator seems to be that people didn't quite understand what they were getting. If I'm able to get into a tub and not risk having to go to some homestead place, I'm fine with investing in my health. Just my two cents!
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Pros & Cons
Much Much Easier than my old tub
Helps my daily aches and pains
Taking less in the way of pain meds
Handle can sometimes be difficult when my hands are inflamed
Agree with you there Julie! Yes, they’re expensive! However, they are exactly what they say they are! Great quality.
My mother hadn’t taken an actual bath for years and my Father used to help her get in the shower to get cleaned up. He’s since passed and my sisters and I didn’t feel safe with her taking a shower without anyone there. She didn’t want anyone of us helping, so we didn’t see any other option, but to get a walk in bathtub or shower.
So we, like many others, called all of the companies we found advertisements for. It was a toss-up between Premier and Safe Step, but we landed on a Premier tub because they gave us a little better value for the money spent. We spent just under $18,000 total for the tub we bought her, financed on an unsecured loan. My sisters and I are making the payments and it’s the best money we’ve ever spent.
Knowing that she’s safe everyday is the best feeling, but she’s also enjoying her freedom for the first time in the greater of ten years.