- Page 1:The Best Walk-In Bathtubs for Seniors
- Page 2:Why Trust Us?
- Page 3:Our Testing Story: How We Made Our Picks
- Page 4:The Checklist: What to Ask Before You Buy
- Page 5:Which Type of Walk-in Bathtub Should You Buy? Pros and Cons
- Page 6:FAQs About Walk-In Bathtubs
- Page 7:Full List of Walk-In-Bathtub Reviews
The Best Walk-In Bathtubs for Seniors
At Dignifyed, we understand that you're here to research products that can help you or your loved one maintain a high quality of life. To help in that pursuit, we researched and evaluated dozens of walk-in bathtubs and eventually narrowed down our list to nine models. From those, we chose three as our best picks.
Based on our nearly 60 hours of researching, evaluating and writing our overview of walk-in bathtubs, we chose the Ella Ultimate Acrylic Spa Bath with Foot Massage as our best overall pick. The combination (air and water) jets (26 in total), dual drains, fast-filling faucet and well-designed safety features impressed us. Although it's not the cheapest option, the Ella Ultimate is a great choice for a complete walk-in-tub package.
The Ella Ultimate is like a spa that has almost everything you could want in a bathtub-shower combo. Notably, the triple-massage design sets it apart. The dual drains allow the tub to be filled and emptied quickly, so you don't have to sit in the cold for long. It has 26 air and water jets to massage your back, feet and legs; two grab bars to make it easy to get in and out; and a nicely textured floor for stability. All of the handles are easy to access and use. Although the Ella Ultimate doesn't have easy wheelchair accessibility, it has just about everything else.
The Ariel Walk-In Bathtub EZWT-3060-L is a basic, economical walk-in bathtub with several safety features that make it compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and easy for almost anyone with limited mobility to use. The door has a low threshold that lets you step in easily, and the textured floor prevents slips. This model also includes a grab bar to help with stability. It has a basic feature package, but you must pay extra to get add-on jets.
Regardless of your level of mobility, the Kohler Elevance Rising Wall K-1913-LB can meet your bathtub needs. It is both ADA-compliant and wheelchair-accessible, and it's designed so you can spread out and relax. The faucet fills the tub in less than 5 minutes, and the dual drains empty in less than 2. The tub's seals are protected by a lifetime warranty.
Why Trust Us?
Dignifyed was created to provide a reliable and dedicated resource for seniors and their caregivers. We are 100-percent focused on testing, evaluating, researching and reviewing the products and services available today, to help seniors live with as much confidence and autonomy — and the best quality of life — as possible.
We provide these unbiased reviews by utilizing affiliate links where possible as a means of funding our efforts. We mention this to be fully transparent, so you know how to consider all aspects of our business. That said, no affiliate links influence our decisions to recommend a product we cannot back with thorough testing and evaluation.
About Our Reviewers
Gordon Hurd, writer and editor
I’ve been creating and producing writing, video, and media online for nearly 20 years. I research and cover the gamut of topics we think are important — news, politics, culture, technology, health and living — and a few things that aren’t that important but still fascinate us anyway.
Noel Case, writer and researcher
Since 2012, I’ve been a content writer and reviewer for Dignifyed’s sister site, Top Ten Reviews, where I research, test and evaluate a breadth of topics relevant to in-home use. Before that, I worked in journalism for publications like the Salt Lake Tribune. I began my career in media overseas helping to launch the Taipei Times, working as a copy editor and then features editor.
Our Testing Story: How We Made Our Picks
Want a better understanding of how we researched, evaluated and picked the walk-in bathtubs on our list? What features were we looking for? What designs did we research?
Read more here: Our Testing Story: How We Made Our Picks
The Checklist: What to Ask Before You Buy
There are many factors to consider when shopping for walk-in tubs, such as their uses, how to purchase and maintain them, and more.
To start narrowing down your options, read the Dignifyed Checklist: What to Ask Before You Buy
Which Type of Walk-in Bathtub Should You Buy? Pros and Cons
Not all walk-in bathtubs are the same, and not all buyers have the same needs. Use these questions to help you understand what your needs are in a walk-in tub.
Read about Which Walk-In Bathtub is right for you
FAQs About Walk-In Bathtubs
We also compiled a list of frequently asked questions about walk-in bathtubs, in hopes of covering any other questions you might have about these products, their design, their features, how to purchase them and much more.
Read Walk-In Bathtubs FAQ: What They Are and How They Work
Full List of Walk-In-Bathtub Reviews
We researched and evaluated nine walk-in bathtubs from the top manufacturers. Read how each fared in our reviews:
Our Best Picks:
- Ella Ultimate Acrylic Spa Bath with Foot Massage – Overall Best Pick
- Ariel 3060 Walk-In Bathtub – Best Value
- Kohler Elevance Rising Wall – Best for Wheelchair Accessibility
All the Rest: