History of Rane Walk In Bath Tubs

History of Rane Creates the Best Walk-in Tubs

History of Rane Walk In Bath TubsYou know you are getting a superior Walk-in Tub when you purchase one from Rane Bathing and Accessibility. They have the history to prove it. You get the experience of three generations from a family dedicated to improving bathing for those with mobility issues. The current owner, Rich Piper, tells how his stepfather was a pioneer in designing the first Walk-in tubs that made it possible for professionals in healthcare facilities to offer safer, more accessible bathing for their patients. He first began designing tubs in 1990 which would revolutionize bathing in healthcare settings for those with mobility challenges. Today, Rane offers the best Walk-in Tubs in the industry for both facility and residential use, all built on a rich history that sets them high above the mark.

Input of Therapists and Health Professionals

From the very start to the present, as they built their business in Walk-in Tubs, they listened to therapists who were bathing patients day-in and day-out. These healthcare professionals gave Rane their input on making improvements to the walk-in tubs they designed. Ideas ranged from making it safer and easier to get in and out of the tubs while adding features to aide in more independence in personal bathing. The contoured seating designed for human anatomy came about through recommendations of therapists.  Suggestions were tested and incorporated into the next generation of walk-in tubs.

Strength of Materials

While building more Rane tubs, they were also growing in their knowledge of the materials they were using. Rane is a premier member of ACMA (American Composite Manufacturing Association). They have also built such diversified products as boating seats, seating for Burger King and other large restaurants. They even manufacture tow truck bodies and motorcycle trailers. Much has been learned about strengthening their materials which has definitely impacted the strength of Rane’s Walk-in Tubs. They have their gel-coating for a sleek comfortable finish.

From Industrial to Residential Tubs

Residential Walk-In Tubs

Three generations have kept this commitment to providing a Walk-in Tub that creates a safe, independent and enjoyable bathing experience. All the knowledge from years of designing Walk-in Tubs for facilities goes into their unique and stylish designs for private home use. Rane Walk-in Tubs may be strong, functional and therapeutic, but they also look and feel like you are stepping into a spa in your own home. They add an upscale look to your existing bathroom while making bathing safe, accessible and a relaxing experience for everyone in the family.

Contact Rane today to discover all the innovative features and designs of their Walk-in Tubs which are American made and created from years of history and experience.

Rane KeyLock™ Walk-In Bath Tub

Rane Offers the Industry’s Best Walk-In Tub Door

Rane offers the best walk-in tub key lock door


The Key to Choosing a Walk-in Tub

One of the most important aspects to a great Walk-in Tub is in the door. That’s just one of the reasons Rane Walk-in Tubs are the best in the industry. That’s also why Rane Bathing and Accessibility can offer a lifetime warranty on their doors against leaking due to their exclusive KeyLock™ design. Rane Bathing and Accessibility was founded by a pioneer in the Walk-in Tub field. They have been highly respected and their bathing units have been sought after for years by health care facilities.

Rane Bathing Walk-In Tub KeyLock™ Door

A lot of companies have jumped on board the Walk-in Tub bandwagon, but Rane has more expertise and history of success in the engineering and design of Walk-in tubs than any of them. Through years of working with the healthcare field to develop bathing units that are safe, comfortable, accessible and affordable, Rane has stayed ahead of the curve. Through the years, they have listened to the input of therapists and healthcare professionals to keep finding ways to provide a safer way for those with all kinds of mobility challenges to truly enjoy the experience of bathing with more independence.

RB14 KeyLock™ Walk-In Bath Tub

Rane has brought all that expertise to designing Walk-in Tubs for residential use. Every single Walk-in Tub Rane designs includes decades of improving and adding more innovative features. The KeyLock™ design on the doors is critical to a proper long-lasting water tight seal. The door is pulled down and in, until it forms a water tight seal.

Rane KeyLock™ Walk-In Bath Tub

Rane not only designs highly functional, safe and accessible walk-in tubs for the home, but they are stylishly lovely. They present themselves as a personal spa in your own private bathroom. When you step into a Rane Walk-in Tub, it is like stepping into a resort. No more worries about falling, not being able to get in or out on your own—just pure relaxation and refreshment. The KeyLock™ design on the door is only one feature that has earned Rane’s superior rating on their Walk-in Tubs. There are so many other reasons, so many features, so many models, and so much knowledge and experience. 

Check out the website or contact Rane today to discover all the other reasons to choose a Rane Walk-in Tub above all others.

Rane Expo and Training

Fall Statistics in the Bathroom

Statistics for Falls in the Bathroom Are Personal

Fall Statistics in the Bathroom

There are a lot of studies which include statistics surrounding falls in the home. Statistics don’t mean much when it happens to you or a loved one. That’s when it becomes personal. My 87-year-old mom has fallen numerous times breaking three hips (yes, she only has two hips- one was broken twice), her pelvis, a shoulder, both arms and a wrist. Each of those was a result of a separate fall. We have taken multiple measures to lower her risk of future falls since each injury has diminished her mobility. Since some of the most dangerous falls occur in the bathroom, a Rane Walk-in Tub is an important safety tool besides providing accessibility and an upscale spa-like atmosphere to your home.

One-third of the population over 65 fall each year. It is most likely much higher than that since many falls are not reported unless there is a significant injury. In fact, falls are the leading cause of death in the older generation with 9,500 deaths each year. Eighty-seven percent of all fractures in the elderly are from falls. It is estimated that 2/3 of those will fall again within 6 months. Older patients hospitalized due to falls will experience stays twice as long. One-fourth of seniors with hip fractures die within 6 months. Though many falls result in no injuries, 47% of those cannot get up without assistance. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report 235,000 people over the age of 15 visit the Emergency Room due to falls in the bathroom.

Out of all those eye-opening statistics, it only takes one fall to injure you or your loved one and that is very personal. There are many ways to prevent falls including providing adequate lighting, making clear paths, avoiding rugs and slick floors. Rane Bathing and Accessibility is dedicated to making bathing a safer and more pleasant experience for all ages. For years, Rane has been well respected in the medical field for designing and producing safe bathing accessibility products for health institutions.

RM3 Superior Walk-In Tub

Now this family-owned business, which was a pioneer in the field of walk-in tubs, with a combined impressive 80 years in the profession have exquisite Walk-in Tubs designed for your private home. These easy-to-access lovely tubs are a perfect solution for all ages with or without mobility issues. Not only do Rane’s Walk-in Tubs prevent falls, they prevent injuries for caregivers trying to assist those with limited mobility. They encourage more independence and privacy. Rane Walk-in Tubs are a great investment to prepare for your own aging-in-place. Contact Rane Bathing and Accessibility today.

RS8 Geneva

The RS8 Geneva just got even better!


The RS8 Geneva now features 16 Air Spa jets (formerly 12) that are strategically placed throughout the tub for improved flow and function with the design of stretcher bathing lifts. The Air Spa jets provide millions of preheated air bubbles in the water which in-creases stimulation of peripheral blood circulation, reduces pain and inflammation in the joints, gently massages away dirt, and induces deeper relaxation. The Air Spa jets are positioned to reach the feet, legs, lower back, and hips.

Rim guards are now included as a standard feature with the RS8 Geneva. These guards will protect your supine tub from abrasions commonly incurred when using a lift to transfer into and out of the bathing system. When you ready to give your tub a fresh, new look, simply replace the two rim guards.

We now offer a “nesting” freight option on the RS8 for an additional fee. With this option, the bathing system is shipped as one unit. Upon delivery, it can be easily separated into two separate pieces for transporting within the facility.

RM3 Superior

No Time to Exercise?

RM3 Superior

Soaking in a hot bath, like Rane’s RM3 Superior personal spa, provides health benefits for people who are unable to exercise regularly. A study (at Longsborough University) found a link between hot baths, blood sugar, and calories burned. Both, the calories burned and Type 2 diabetes were reduced when associated with taking a bath and its heat stress response.

Passive heating is a means of raising your body temperature through a method such as soaking in our Rane RM3 Superior personal spa. Passive heating raises the level of your heat shock proteins, which act as intra-cellular chaperones to other proteins and protect cells against stress. These heat shock proteins assist in moving more sugar into your skeletal muscles and improve glycemic control.

In the study, participants spent either one hour soaking in a hot bath (passive heating) or one hour cycling (active heating). While cycling did burn more calories, the hot bath still burned around 140 calories or the equivalent of a brisk 30 minute walk. Furthermore, the study found that during the subsequent meals, the blood sugar levels of the participants were lowered by 10%.

The RM3 Superior personal spa from Rane Bathing & Accessibility can provide health benefits through core body heat up for those who are unable to exercise regularly. With a swing out door for simple transfers providing safer entry and exit, it is a smart option for any individual including those with progressive mobility issues.

The RM3 Superior’s unique contoured door is designed to clear the toilet, making it perfect for smaller spaces. As an added option, bathers can melt stress, aches, and pains with the millions of heated air bubbles injected from an Air Spa or the therapeutic whirlpool system. Other features include a handheld shower wand for rinsing off after a bath and a secondary door lock for safety.

Made in the United States from premium quality materials, the RM3 Superior personal spa from Rane Bathing & Accessibility can provide wellness benefits including the burning of calories and lowering of blood sugar similar to exercise, yet in a relaxing personal environment which might include a good book.

Just another reason to enjoy a good Rane!

RK12 Winnipeg

Introducing the Redesigned RK12 Winnipeg

RK12 Winnipeg

Rane would like to announce the improved redesign of its RK12 Winnipeg Bathing System, with a sleek new look and an improved design for the disinfectant cabinet door.

With the new design, the placement of the disinfectant solution has been moved from the cabinet door to inside the cabinet. This change improves the user’s experience with the disinfectant cabinet. Other changes include smaller access panels concentrated to necessary access areas, and redesigned height adjustable legs for a more streamlined look.

The freestanding RK12 Winnipeg Bathing System includes the following features:

  • Thermostatic Mixing Valve:  with anti-scald protection that dispenses 15 gallons per minute fast tub fill
  • Built-in disinfection system: is the most time-efficient solution for disinfection of the bath’s external surfaces and minimizes the risk of cross-infection
  • Handheld Shower Wand: can be used while the tub is filling for hair and upper body washing
  • Analog Thermometer: for monitoring tub-fill and shower wand temperatures
  • Lap and Shoulder Harness: for resident safety
  • Secondary Door Lock: prevents accidental door opening when In use
  • ¾” Supply Lines: constructed of stainless steel
  • Optional Air Spa