The true safe step tubs have less than a 3 1/4-inch lip or step to cross to enter the walk-in bath. You could have limited mobility and still be able to bathe. Once you are in the tub, you can sit down and after bathing, it is not as difficult to rise, dry off and continue with your daily activities. Unlike traditional baths, you do not have to pick yourself off the floor of the tub into an upright position. Instead, you start off sitting and simply must stand from a seated position.
The concept of safe step is to not put obstacles in the way of your being able to bathe, one of life’s necessities. Everything is within your reach, including the water controls. You can choose to store all your cleansing products at a good height and then you’ll conveniently have everything you need to bathe at arm’s length.