Rane Bathing Grab Bar

Grab Easy Bar

Grab Easy Bar

Grab Bars are one of the most cost-effective most important safety tools available to help equip your home for those with any type of mobility issue. They are easily installed and give an extra lift for those who are aging, weak from surgery, illness, heart or lung conditions, stroke or for those who rely on wheelchairs or walkers to get around. Rane makes the Grab Easy Bar which is one of the best on the market.

Purpose of a Grab Bar

When installed near a toilet, the Grab Easy Bar gives a built-in stabilizing handle to hang on to when sitting down, standing up or even pulling oneself up from a difficult seated position. They can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally- depending on the layout of your bathroom and the height needed for the person who will be using it. The Grab Easy Bar offers stability when standing up or transferring. It can give a rock-solid handle to help pull oneself from the extremely difficult position of sitting to standing. Many with a mobility challenge do not have sufficient strength in their legs to pull themselves unaided to stand. Grab Bars are a very critical and practical way to provide safe assistance in the bathroom for toileting or bathing.

Installation of Grab Bars

Grab Bars can be installed at different angles but the most important part of installation is making sure they are well-anchored to give optimum support. Find your studs in the wall to attach the grab bars to them. Most studs are between 16-32 inches apart. Bars can also be anchored using toggle bolts where there is no stud, but obviously a stud will give more strength. Vertical application is a great position for holding while stepping into or out of a tub or shower. Horizontal is good for next to a toilet or chair. The user can use their weight on it to get up. A diagonal installation is good for multiple users as they can use different parts of the bar and it is easier on the wrist.

What Makes the Grab Easy So Good?

Rane Bathing and Accessibility makes a Stainless-Steel Non-Slip Grab Bar that is one of the sturdiest, safest Grab Bars around. The unique non-slip grip of the GRAB EASY bar allows a great handhold even for weak hands. It insures a good grip. Nothing about the Grab Easy will slip as you hold it offering a safe foundation to hold on to. It is easy to clean and comes in lots of sizes as well as the versatile V-shape Grab Easy. They are available in multiple colors including White Pale Blue and Glow-in-the-Dark. Contact Rane Bathing and Accessibility today.

Create a Spa in Your Walk-in Tub

Create a Spa in Your Walk-in Tub

Create a Spa in Your Walk-in Tub

Rane Tubs are created out of the most medical experience of any other Walk-in Tub available. For three decades, they have been designing and crafting Accessible Tubs for Health Care Settings. Rane Bathing and Accessibility knows everything there is to know about offering safe, accessible and comfortable tubs to homes and facilities. Great care and research ensure bathing in one of their Walk-in Tubs means no more slips, trips or falls.  Their Walk-in Tubs must meet or exceed all medical criteria so you can be sure their home models do as well. But with all their proven medical experience, they want bathing to be a soothing relaxing experience for you. That’s why Rane offers these extra options for their Walk-in Tubs:

Rane Bathing and Accessibility

The CleanRane Air Spa System – millions of bubbles hydro-massage you as you bathe. Sit back in a reclined position while preheated air bubbles in the water stimulate your skin, increase peripheral blood circulation, reduce aches and pains, soothes nerves and gently massages away dirt and stress as you relax in your own private spa in the best Rane Walk-in Tub for you and your space.

Whirlpool System – Add this feature to enjoy all the physical and emotional benefits of eight heated jet sprays that circulate the water to gently massage you as you bathe. Rejuvenate tired muscles and take advantage of the pain relief offered by pure water.

Aromatherapy – Essential oils are diffused at the rim of the tub surrounding you with fragrance and healing oils as you bathe. Use your choices of essential oils to soothe headaches relax, invigorate or use for various treatments. The aromatherapy combined with the bathing experience double the impact of your health benefits of your Rane walk-in tub.

Chromatherapy – Multi-colored lights are positioned to change the colors of the water along with the pulse of the water creating a soothing setting as you bathe in your Rane accessible walk-in tub. The pulse of the colors change with a quiet rhythm to create a full therapeutic experience as you bathe in your Rane Walk-in Tub.

Your Rane Bathing and Accessibility professional can help you find the perfect Walk-in tub to provide safety, accessibility and comfort at an affordable price, but you just might want to add these extras to make bathing a natural way to relieve pain and stress.

Extra Large Walk-In Tub

Extra Large Walk-In Tub

Extra Large Walk-In Tub

If you or your loved one is a larger size and you are ready to look into the possibility of a Walk-in Tub, you will want to check with the leader and pioneer in the field of Walk-in Tubs. Rane Bathing and Accessibility has been designing, patenting and innovative in creating bathing solutions for health care facilities for over three decades. Their Walk-in tubs for clinical settings and residential settings offer the best features to ensure safety, accessibility and comfort.  They have a beautiful Walk-in Tub created for those of a larger size so they can enjoy all the benefits of bathing in luxurious safety.

Rane’s RB14 Mediterranean Large Walk-in Tub

RB14 Mediterranean

Everything about this tub makes it safe and easy to soak up aches, pains and stress in a comfortable tub fitted for a larger size. Like every other Rane Walk-in Tub, safety is always the top priority. Bathrooms with their slick floors and hard-to-maneuver tubs are real fall risks. More injuries occur in the bathroom than any other room of the house. This tub is made with safety, accessibility, and comfort for the size you need. The low threshold and wider door with side entry makes it easy and safe to enter whether you are transferring from a wheelchair or stepping into the tub.

Walk-in Tub Fit for You

This exquisitely styled larger Walk-in Tub is designed for you with its spacious side door and 28-inch-wide seat that is contoured for your body and slightly tilted to offer a relaxing position which keeps you from sliding forward and designed to drain away from you. The sleek exterior of this tub gives your bath an upscale look of a personal spa right in your own bathroom. The interior is smooth, sturdy and comfortable with its lustrous gel coating finish which keeps it looking new for years. The RB14 Mediterranean can be used as a built-in tub, free-standing or corner tub, depending on your space and preferences.

Rane’s Standard and Optional Features

This Rane Tub is so stylish, it is easy to forget it was designed for safety, accessibility and comfort for the larger person. It comes with the Roman Deck Mount Value Package for fixtures unless you want another choice. The hand-held shower wand makes it easy to wash your hair and body. It has a removable access panel for wheelchair transfer devices. Create even more of a spa setting with optional jet sprays and aromatherapy packages.

Contact Rane Bathing and Accessibility today for more information.

Amazing Health Benefits of Bathing

Amazing Health Benefits of Bathing

Amazing Health Benefits of Bathing

The earth is made up of 71% water and our bodies consist of about 60% water. We need water to live. Not only to live but to enjoy healthy lives. Bathing in water is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Rane Bathing and Accessibility wants everyone to be able to enjoy the healthy benefits of bathing. That is why they offer accessible Walk-in Tubs that allow safe, healthy bathing for those who face mobility challenges. Here are some great Health reasons to look into a Rane Walk-in Tub:

Rane Residential Walk-In Tub

  • Heart Health – Bathing stimulates the cardiac system causing your heart to get a good work-out.
  • Better Breathing – The steam and moisture of a bath relieves congestion and the pressure of the water against the chest can help improve the cardiac and pulmonary systems.
  • Improves Brain and Nervous System – Bathing reduces pain, calms nerves, reduces stress and anxiety and improves moods.
  • Muscles, Joints and Bones – Movement in water provides a low impact resistance which alleviates pain and improves mobility.
  • Gastrointestinal Health – Warm baths improve pain of hemorrhoids and bloating, aides in wound healing after surgery, improves blood circulation which improves digestion, and reduces blood sugar.
  • Aides in Birthing – Throughout history, water births been used to assist women in childbirth through relaxation and minimizing pain.
  • Healthy Blood and Immunity – Warm baths help blood to flow easier, providing more oxygenation. Allowing deeper slower breaths. The steam from baths and hot baths are known for killing bacteria and germs.
  • Balances Hormones – Cold baths aide in helping with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fertility issues. Baths assist hormones such as ACTH and Beta Endorphins to become more balanced. Warm baths increase serotonin which is associated with happiness and well-being.
  • Skin, Hair and Eyes – Regular bathing moisturizers and cleanses hair, skin and eyes. A hot bath opens pores so the body can naturally sweat out impurities. A cooler bath tightens the skin, reduces sweat and minimizes pores.
  • Regulate Body Temperature – A warm bath warms the body up on a cold day and transversely, a cold bath cools the body temperature down when overheated.

There are so many benefits to regular bathing, and Rane Bathing and Accessibility is committed to helping those who have challenges getting into a tub find a safe easy way to enjoy those benefits. Contact us about a Rane Walk-in Tub.

Seating is Important for Walk-in Tubs

Seating is Important for Walk-in Tubs

Seating is Important for Walk-in Tubs

When you are comparing Walk-in Tubs, don’t forget to check out the seating differences. Rane Bathing and Accessibility has been designing and crafting accessible Walk-in Tubs for over three decades. In fact, the founder of Rane was a pioneer in the creating, patenting and engineering of the first Walk-in Tubs for medical facilities. There are many features which have been fine-tuned and improved to make Rane Tubs the very best residential Walk-in Tub on the market. We will take a look at their seating since a lot of Walk-in Tubs overlook the importance of seating designs.

RC2 Pacific Walk In Tub

Seating is Critical

A lot of other tubs simply use flat benches as an after-thought, but Rane has taken the thoughts and suggestions of therapists and other medical professionals into account over thirty years to create the safest, most comfortable and safest seating available in an accessible walk-in tub. First of all, the seating is created from heavy duty marine strength material to hold a lot of weight and keep its shape under all types of conditions. The seating is comfort-pitched to the rear so the user doesn’t feel like they could slip down at any time. The comfortable slightly-reclined position encourages relaxing refreshment. Therapists who used Rane tubs offered suggestions over the years which have resulted in molding which is formed to human anatomy instead of a straight flat uncomfortable surface.

RH6 St. Croix

Designed for a Purpose

Although the lovely lines of a Rane Walk-in Tub were created first of all for safety and accessibility, they offer a beautiful spa-like setting that adds style to your existing bathroom. There are also artistic lines which are worked into the design that look exquisite but actually serve a purpose. They allow drainage at the back of the seat as well as easy peri care to cleanse those hard to reach places while seated. The unique designs of Rane’s Walk-in Tubs also offer the benefit of efficient water use while allowing water to drain quickly so the bather doesn’t chill before stepping out of the tub. Rane’s seating allows for easy transfer from a wheelchair, or safe easy access for those who can simply step into the tub and sit down for a warm relaxing bath. The strong gel coating of a Rane Walk-in Tub is 18-20 ml thick while most other tubs are 5-10 ml thick. You can count on the luxurious finish on the tub as well as the seating for a strong finish which keeps it looking fresh and feeling smooth.

There are so many features which help Rane Walk-in Tubs rise above the others at an affordable price. Seating is just one of those which has been tested and improved in long-term care, hospitals, clinics and in homes for three decades. Let a Rane professional tell you about all the other amazing features.

No More Slips, Trips or Falls with Rane Walk-in Tubs

No More Slips, Trips or Falls with Rane Walk-in Tubs

No More Slips, Trips or Falls with Rane Walk-in Tubs

A common goal for workplace safety is “no more slips, trips and falls.” That is also one of the major missions for Rane Bathing and Accessibility as they design, manufacture and install any of their highly rated Walk-in Tubs in private homes. No Walk-in Tub company has more experience and knowledge about safety and accessibility in healthcare settings than Rane. Their founder was instrumental in pioneering the field of Walk-in Tubs for hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living settings and therapeutic clinics. This family-owned, American-made company has now spanned three generations with combined 80 years of experience in designing, creating and installing safe affordable Walk-in Tubs in healthcare settings and in private residences.

Safety First

Since Rane’s long history began with designing bathing options for patients in healthcare settings, their utmost goal has always been to provide those with mobility issues access to safe, easy access while bathing. Their designs for healthcare always include ways to keep both care-giver and patient safe in wet slippery settings. Statistics prove that residential and clinical bathrooms hold the highest rate of dangerous falls. As you can imagine, healthcare standards for safeguarding against falls while bathing are stringent. Rane brings all those same safety features they have been using for decades in healthcare settings into their residential Walk-in Tubs. Every single new design has to meet their “No slips, trips or falls” standards.

Safe Accessibility

Most slips, trips and falls while bathing occur while entering or exiting the tub. Years of designs and innovations have made Rane Walk-in Tubs the safest tubs available. Perhaps you or a loved one needs to transfer from a wheelchair to the tub. Rane has a model that will best suit your needs, depending on the amount of mobility you have. Perhaps you or a loved one needs more accessible bathing due to an illness, accident, long recovery, stroke or heart issues, or aging has made bathing increasingly difficult. Every little feature and line of a Rane Walk-in Tub is created to make bathing safer, more conducive to independent bathing and a comfortable enjoyment.

Safety Features

Of course, a Walk-in Tub raises the standard of safety immediately because it eliminates lifting legs up and over a wet slippery tub rim. The availability of various doors offers easy safe access and allow you to easily transfer, walk right in or back in to sit down in a safe contoured seat that is in a reclined position offering a lovely spa like experience in the safest Walk-in Tub available. A Rane professional will be honored to point out many more safety features that means no more slips, trips or falls!

Marine Grade Strength Walk-in Tubs

Marine Grade Strength Walk-in Tubs

Marine Grade Strength Walk-in Tubs

Marine Grade Strength Walk-in Tubs

Want the strongest and the most accessible Walk-in Tub available that is just as beautiful as it is strong? Rane Bathing and Accessibility is a pioneer in creating new innovations and the leader in healthcare experience of any residential Walk-in Tub company today. Not only does this family-owned and operated manufacturing company have three generations with a combined eighty years of experience, but they make their lines of Rane tubs with the strongest marine grade material to ensure a tub that lasts and offers safe accessibility at an affordable price right in your own home.

Safety First

At the top of the list for Rane Tubs, safety is always first. The wet slippery floors of the bathroom make it the most dangerous room in the home as far as falls are concerned. In designing, crafting and installing—Rane strives for “no slips, trips or falls.” One of the main reasons people begin looking for a walk-in tub is because it is more difficult to safely lift legs over the tub to get in or out. Rane offers a variety of models which help anyone with any degree of mobility to transfer from a wheelchair or simply step into a tub. Getting up and down in a traditional tub is a dangerous, if not impossible, feat for many. That’s why Rane began designing and making accessible tubs decades ago for healthcare facilities.

Decades of Innovations

Because Rane Bathing and Accessibility has been meeting the needs of bathing for large numbers of people in healthcare settings, they have learned how to make their lovely line of tubs strong enough to hold the heaviest patients and a large amount of people. That means the strongest Walk-in Tubs are now available to install in your own home. Rane has learned through the years how to design and which parts will last the longest. Because they have been a leader in Composite material and molding manufacturing, they know the strong marine grade material used for boats is the same strength needed for Rane tubs.

Strong but Elegant and Functional

This particular piece focuses on the strength of Rane Walk-in Tubs, but as mentioned before, safety is always first. The KeyLock™ and choices of doors ensures no leaks, molded seating designed for comfort and safety, the luster of the gel finish on the marine grade material are a few more strong reasons to check out Rane Walk-in Tubs. The exquisite design gives an upscale feel to your existing bathroom while letting you simply step in and sit down to a relaxing healthy bath. The lovely lines are not just for looks. Each curve adds more safety, drains more quickly, use less water and fits the body more comfortably. Contact a Rane professional for more information.

Medical Background Makes Rane Walk-in Tubs Different

Medical Background Makes Rane Walk-in Tubs Different

Medical Background Makes Rane Walk-in Tubs Different

There are a lot of companies now offering residential Walk-in Tubs but it is wise to do some research before installing one in your home. If you want a company that was in on the ground floor of designing and making Walk-in Tubs for those with mobility challenges, you will want to check out Rane Bathing and Accessibility. If you want a company that was built on designing, creating and placing accessible tubs in healthcare settings long before anyone thought of them for home use, you will want to take a look at the most innovative and experienced Walk-in Tub manufacturers on the market.

History of Medical Experience and Knowledge

The founder of Rane Bathing and Accessibility, Jim DeKraker, was a pioneer in creating and manufacturing accessible tubs for the healthcare profession. During the 1970’s and early 1980’s, Jim was instrumental in the design, development, patenting, tooling, and manufacturing of the first accessible tub with a walk-in door to provide easy access for patients with mobility issues to bathe in. Since that time, three generations have a combined 80 years of experience in designing walk-in tubs for hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living and therapeutic clinics. Rane is highly respected by the healthcare field for their accessible bathing products.

Bring the Medical Expertise to Your Home

Rane also offers the best designed Walk-in tubs for home use. All the experience and input from therapists, nurses, aides and the medical professionals has helped them lead the way in innovations and designs which incorporate knowledge of the human body and transferring those in wheelchairs while keeping safety and accessibility at the forefront. Some of Rane’s staff even come from the medical field to help keep our focus on “no slips, trips or falls.”  The entries into the tub, the materials used, the safety features, durability and efficiency of Rane Tubs all have evolved from years of medical experience in healthcare settings.

Rane Walk-in Tubs are Like a Spa in Your Home

With all the advanced features and medical details, you wouldn’t expect an Accessibility Tub to be so lovely. Because Rane has been designing Walk-in Tubs for years, they have developed an exquisite look as well as the more important safety and accessibility qualities. Every line, nook and curve of a Rane Walk-in Tub is designed for the purpose of keeping bathing safe and accessible; yet any member of your family will feel as though they have stepped into a relaxing spa where they bathe and renew in the privacy of your own home.

Consult with a Rane Specialist today who can help you know which model is best for your unique mobility challenge and floor plan. Use Rane’s expertise to choose the best Walk-in Tub for your home.

Walk-in Tubs and the Chill Factor

Walk-in Tubs and the Chill Factor

Many people are opting to install Walk-in Tubs in their private homes. There are multiple reasons – safety, easier accessibility, to get your home ready to age-in-place and the convenience of simply stepping into a luxurious bathing experience. Rane Bathing and Accessibility has been designing Accessible Bathing for healthcare institutions for more than thirty years. They are the most respected Walk-in Tub company due to all their knowledge and expertise. The founder of this family-owned company was a pioneer in the Walk-in Tub industry. Creating and installing accessible bathing tubs for more than three decades for use in long-term care facilities, assisted living settings, hospitals, and therapeutic clinics has provided a lot of opportunities for professional health care input. There are so many reasons a Rane Walk-in Tub is the best but this blog will focus on the “chill factor.”

Minimizing the Chill Factor

Although safety and accessibility are the predominant features Rane focuses on, they also design for comfort. One of the things that makes a bath more comforting is to shorten the time the bather is exposed without clothes in a wet condition. That is what Rane calls the “Chill Factor.” There is nothing more soothing and relaxing than a nice warm bath. Getting in and out can be a little chilly, though. Rane designers work hard to shorten that time so bathing can be the most pleasant experience possible for those with and without mobility challenges.

Fastest Filling and Draining Walk-in Tub

Rane Bathing and Accessibility offers a number of models and options of Walk-in Tubs for home use. A lot of thought and engineering goes into minimizing those chilly moments as the tub fills and drains. Rane Tubs have exquisite lines that present their tubs as an upscale spa in your own bathroom at an affordable price. Those lines are not just for beauty, though. Each line is molded into Rane’s Tubs to minimize the amount of water used and the time required to fill the tub. A smaller space and volume of water is required around the feet and legs than around the body. Rane Tubs fill quickly once you have stepped in or transferred from a wheelchair to sit on the ergonomic contoured seating. The tub also drains quickly due to those same design elements.

Long Warm Baths – Short Chill Time

Rane Walk-in tubs are so easy to enter. The special design of their KeyLock™ Doors allow the doors to seal with no leakage so the tubs fill quickly surrounding you in warm refreshing water. Optional Jet sprays and heaters create a spa atmosphere in the lovely Rane Tubs. The contoured seating and tub design offer optimal relaxing comfort so you can take as long a bath as you want. The health benefits of bathing go far beyond simple cleaning to refresh, renew and relax the mind, body and soul. Contact your Rane Professional today to learn all the other reasons a Rane Walk-in Tub is the best there is.

Rane Contoured Seats

Rane Contoured Seats

Rane Contoured Seats

Rane Walk-in Tubs have the most medically-inspired designs of any tub on the market. In fact, Rane Bathing and Accessibility has been designing and creating bathing tubs and accessories in the health care field for over thirty years now. The founder was a pioneer of the Walk-in Tub market three decades ago. Now, you can have the benefit of all that knowledge and expertise in your own home with a Rane residential Walk-in Tub at an affordable price. These beautifully designed Walk-in Tubs have had years of medical professionals’ input, including the Rane ergonomic contoured seating.

Designed with Therapists’ Suggestions

Rane Bathing and Accessibility has equipped our nation’s hospitals, long-term care facilities, Assisted Living settings and therapeutic clinics with Walk-in Accessible Tubs for thirty years. They are highly-respected by health care professionals. Since thousands of patients have benefited from Rane Bathing units, Rane has also listened to health care providers and therapists through the years to make their Walk-in Tubs safer, more accessible, more functional and provide a better bathing experience for independent use and assisted bathing. No other Walk-in Tub company has as much input from healthcare professionals as Rane does.

Unique Contoured Seating

Most Walk-in Tub companies have flat seating, but Rane has continued to be innovative in the designs of their seating. The special design and creation of their molded contoured seating comes from suggestions by Physical and Occupational Therapists. They are made to comfortably fit human anatomy. The shape of the seating is not just for comfort, however. The seating is slightly pitched back to protect from slipping forward. The seats on most other Walk-in Tubs tend to tilt forward for drainage. Rane’s Walk-in Tub seating not only tilts back to provide comfortable safe seating, it has a stylish track built in to drain water away from the bather at the back of the seat. All these little details provide the safest, most accessible relaxing bathing experience available in a Walk-in Tub.

Strongest, Safest, Most Functional and Loveliest Walk-in Tub

Rane Walk-in Tubs are the best choice in a Home Walk-in Tub for so many reasons. Rane has had many years of experience in designing beautiful bench-style seating for a major fast food chain. Their tubs, including the seating, are designed from heavy duty marine grade composite material. Their Walk-in Tubs are molded from the same material used on Wrecker Truck beds to keep them from rusting out from harsh winters, salt and ice. They are covered in a strong protective gel to provide a comfortable smooth finish with a lovely luster. Rane Walk-in Tubs offer easy transition from wheelchair to tub seating, or you can simply step in and sit down to enjoy a relaxing bath in the upscale look and spa-like feel of a Rane Walk-in Tub in your own home.

Contact a Rane Professional today to find out more about all the other features which make Rane Walk-in Tubs the best available.