Leading senior care resource highlights top walk-in tub features to help improve safety for aging-in-place seniors or disabled loved ones


Caring.com, the nation’s most visited website for senior living reviews, has announced its list of top walk-in tubs for 2019. The guide identifies 12 walk-in tub companies based on safety features, style, installation, warranty, pricing and more.

Recent studies show that 90 percent of seniors prefer to “age in place,” or remain in their homes as they get older. According to the National Institute on Aging, fall-related injuries among seniors often occur in the bathroom. With more seniors and their caregivers looking for ways to increase safety and functionality at home, walk-in tubs provide a variety of features to help reduce falls.

“Instead of moving into a retirement community, we find that most seniors desire to stay in their own homes or live with relatives,” says Heather Suri, BSN RN CMC. “Simple home improvements such as a walk-in tub can help to create a safer and more independent environment for loved ones.”

Caring.com conducted over 80 hours of research and reviewed 54 bathtubs before making a final selection of the best tubs from manufacturers across the United States. Some common safety features among these brands include built-in handrails or grab bars, anti-slip flooring and a low step height for entry. The online guide also examines warranty options, installation and customer service to help consumers determine the best product for their needs.

To access the complete ranking of walk-in tub companies and their product offerings, please visit https://www.caring.com/caregivers/best-walk-in-tubs/.

2019 Best Walk-In Tubs for Seniors (in alphabetical order): 

  • American Standard    
  • Ameriglide    
  • Ariel Bath    
  • Bathing Solutions    
  • Ella’s Bubbles    
  • Freedom Bathtubs by Accessibility Professionals
  • Hydro Dimensions    
  • Independent Home
  • Jacuzzi    
  • Kohler
  • Safe Step    
  • Spirit Walk-In Tubs    

With millions of website visitors, Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Applying cutting-edge technology to its social mission, Caring.com provides helpful eldercare content for caregivers and comprehensive senior living and senior care directories for the United States — with more than 215,000 consumer reviews and a toll-free referral line at (800) 325-8591. Connect with Caring.com on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and/or YouTube.