It’s no wonder you’re concerned about bathroom safety. More people fall in the bathroom than any other room of the house. And when you fall, bad things can happen. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you or someone you love.
• Place night-lights in your bathroom (and bedroom and hallway for good measure!)
• Consider trading traditional switches for glow-in-the-dark or illuminated switches
• Install motion-sensor lights that automatically turn on when entering a room
SAY YES TO SOME SUPPORT!
• Nonslip mats or strips for the bath or shower
• A raised toilet seat or one with armrests
• Grab bars for the shower or tub
• A sturdy seat for the shower or tub (did you know some swivel and slide?)
• A hand-held shower nozzle for bathing while sitting down
• A cane or walker for extra stability
• A bath lift allowing safe entry and exit into the tub
Consider integrated grab bars that do two jobs in one by combining the strength of a grab bar with the utility of a towel bar or toilet paper holder. Many people naturally grab the towel bar when falling, but a typical one cannot bear the weight of someone falling and pulls right out of the wall doing nothing to help prevent an injury and causing damage to the wall itself. A double whammy no one needs!