Walk-in tubs make it easier and less risky for seniors and others with limited mobility to bathe and maintain an independent lifestyle. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best walk-in tub companies in Missoula so you or a loved one finds a product that’s safe, comfortable and available with professional installation.
Walk-in tubs benefit anyone who has difficulty using a traditional bathtub or shower. These fixtures are most commonly used by seniors, who make up close to 13% of Missoula’s population, and younger individuals with disabilities, who represent over 9% of Missoula’s 65-and-under population.
The benefits of walk-in tubs include:
Easy entry and exit
Less risk of slips and falls
Hydrotherapeutic treatment of aches and pains
Tub or shower functionality
Ease of cleaning
Ability to age in place and maintain hygiene
Increased quality of life
Types of walk-in tubs
There are different types of walk-in tubs in Missoula., each with its own distinct characteristics. The most common types of walk-in tubs are soakers, aerotherapy tubs, hydrotherapy tubs, wheelchair-accessible tubs and bariatric tubs.
Type of walk-in tub
Basic model with standard safety features and no air or water jets
Soaker with air jets for massage-like experience
Soaker with water jets for more intense massage
Easy accessibility for those who use wheelchairs
Larger than other models to accommodate heavier users
Walk-in tub features
Walk-in tubs in Missoula come with a number of standard features:
Low entry/exit threshold
More depth than a standard bathtub
Long-lasting warranty covering the tub and components
You can personalize a walk-in tub in Missoula with other features, including custom air and water jet placement, tub and faucet colors, chromatherapy, aromatherapy, heated seat, quick drain and self-cleaning system.
Walk-in tub prices
Walk-in tub cost depends on the type of tub and the included features. A standard soaking tub starts at about $1,500, while a highly customized tub rich with features can cost upward of $20,000.
Type of walk-in tub
$1,500 - $5,000
$5,000 - $9,000
$5,000 - $7,000
$3,000 - $10,000
$5,000 - $10,000
Many walk-in tub companies offer customers the ability to finance a purchase with a monthly payment plan. Be sure that any available discounts are included in your walk-in tub cost.
Are walk-in tubs covered by Medicare?
Generally, Medicare will not cover the cost of a walk-in tub. If you have Medicaid coverage, contact Montana Medicaid at 1-800-362-8312 to ask about coverage.
Walk-in tubs installation cost
Walk-in tub installation costs from $700 to $3,000, but most often is $1,500 or less. Installation takes as little as one to two days, but it may take longer (and cost more) if you need electrical or plumbing updates to your home.
Safe Step walk in-tubs are fully customizable and come with a lifetime warranty. Each tub goes through a rigorous 14-point quality-control check to make sure it meets industry-leading standards. Professional setup by certified and insured installers is included. Customers like Safe Step’s lowest-price guarantee and financing plans and say bathing is enjoyable and safe.
Kohler walk-in baths are designed and assembled in the U.S. and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Schedule a free in-home consultation to learn about designs, features and cost. Customers can qualify for financing, and installation by a Kohler-certified specialist is done in as little as one day. Reviewers give five stars for Kohler’s luxurious tubs and friendly service.
American Standard has been manufacturing bathroom products for over 140 years. Walk-in tubs come in various types, including air baths, combo massage tubs and whirlpools. The company provides free in-home walk-in tub evaluations and estimates with no obligation. Customers like American Standard’s transparent pricing and comprehensive warranties.