ofuro for the elderly
Nowadays wooden bathtubs are popular in rehabilitation facilities and retirement homes for the elderly.
Wood is soft and warm and it is very appreciated especially by people with pain or physical limitations.
Here below are two examples. it is easy to mount railings or neck holder fixtures.
Also, it is common to install a movable partition inside to adjust the size. This way it can be used by multiple people as well as singularly.
The worry is that if the tub is too big, elderly people may slip inside the tub and drown.
For this reason it is recommended to use a size so that you can reach the back end of the tub with your feet.
This thinking is recommended in general while it is not really necessary for an adult/fit person.
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