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Best Walk-in Tubs in Missoula, MT

Dec. 13, 2019, 12:13 a.m.

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.

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Benefits of walk-in tubs in Missoula

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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
  • Durability
  • 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 Description
Soaker Basic model with standard safety features and no air or water jets
Aerotherapy Soaker with air jets for massage-like experience
Hydrotherapy Soaker with water jets for more intense massage
Wheelchair-accessible Easy accessibility for those who use wheelchairs
Bariatric 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
  • Watertight door
  • Built-in seat
  • Grab bar(s)
  • Anti-slip flooring
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Anti-scald valve
  • 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 Cost
Soaker $1,500 - $5,000
Aerotherapy $5,000 - $9,000
Hydrotherapy $5,000 - $7,000
Wheelchair-accessible $3,000 - $10,000
Bariatric $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.

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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.

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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.

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American Standard

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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.

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