“I’ve always loved a bath and my husband loves a shower – but using both was becoming dangerous as we struggled to step up and over the side.”
Bill and Florence Leek, from Norton in mid-Wales, were aware they were taking a risk each time they attempted their daily washing routine. Bill (85) suffers with COPD while Florence (83) experiences vertigo – both conditions which made traditional bathing and showering a daily ordeal.
“We’d find we would get halfway into the bath – whether to shower or to bathe – and have to wait a few minutes to get into the most steady position to lift our second leg up and over before we could begin washing,” Mrs Leek explained.
“We knew if we carried on like this, one day one of us was likely to fall – but I really didn’t want to lose our bath to just a walk in shower, so we had to look into what
could be done to suit us both.”
The couple saw the Walk In Bath Company advertised in a doorstep flyer. “We liked the look of their baths which have a door on the side to make it easy to get in and
out – but we wanted to know more,” Mrs Leek continued. “I rang the company who immediately sent out a brochure – and after looking at it, we felt it was worth the salesman visiting us to provide a quote.”
In just three weeks from first seeing the product flyer, Mr and Mrs Leek had ordered an Aire Deep Soak Tub from the Walk In Bath Company and had a date for its fitting.
“The job was complete within a day and included removing our current bath and shower. The team did a fantastic job and were so polite, tidy and helpful. It really
is a perfect solution as we still have a shower over the bath, but the bath itself is now easily accessible with its door in the side,” Mrs Leek continued.
The couple were so delighted with just how easy the walk in bath is to use, that Mr Leek, who started baking as a retirement hobby 20 years ago, presented managing director Jules Allen with a cake when he came to look at the finished bathroom.
“We are absolutely delighted with the bath – it’s comfortable and means we can both bath or shower in the way we always have,” said Mrs Leek.
“Jules’ final visit to review the new bath and check we were happy with the result was the icing on the cake of what has been a really good experience for us. Baking and presenting him with a homemade cake was just our personal way of saying thank you!”
For more information about how the Walk In Bath Company can transform your home and your life, call free on 0800 464 7840.