The Importance of Bathroom Safety Equipment
A bathroom is one of the most often used rooms in household, so bathroom safety is vitally important. Here in the Quad Cities, like in most areas, a bathroom is also one of the most likely rooms where people slip or fall, especially seniors. We will be glad to show you how a few simple modifications can make your bathroom both safe and enjoyable.
Bathroom Challenges and Solutions
As we age, everyday tasks such as bathing, grooming, and toileting often become a challenge for many reasons, including mobility issues or conditions such as muscle weakness and arthritis. Diminished eyesight can cause us to misjudge a wet floor that could cause a serious fall. Here are some of the bathroom difficulties people experience, especially seniors:
- Problems getting in the shower or bathtub
- Unsteadiness or fatigue after standing only a short time in the shower
- Inability to turn water taps on and off because of weakness or arthritis or muscle weakness
- Difficulty getting up from the toilet
- Inability to sit correctly when on the toilet
Solutions for Bathroom Safety and Comfort
We live in an age of advanced technology for protection from accidents. There are many excellent solutions to help keep your bathroom safe comfortable. Here are a few:
- Bathtub and shower grab bars. Step safely into a bath or shower. It is dangerous to grab onto towel racks or other non-safety items for balance! We will help you choose between horizontal, vertical, or a combination of grab bars for your protection.
- Bath Steps. This safety product usually consists of one step with an extended handle on the side serving as a strong grab bar. The step is covered with a non-skid material.
- Bath Pillows. Support your neck, head, and upper back while remaining securely in place! Thanks to bath pillows, many seniors now enjoy a more comfortable bath that provides safety as well.
- Shower transfer benches. These benches enable bathers to more easily move in and out of the shower. Adjustable transfer benches are perfect for stretching the legs out if needed. Part of the bench usually includes a supportive backrest. They also have at least one grab bar.
- Shower chairs. Why not bathe or shower for seated bathing? Some shower chairs don’t have armrests, while other models feature armrests and even extra back support.
- Toilet safety & risers. A sturdy metal frame with handles will provide security in getting on and off the toilet. This is especially important for those with weakness or arthritis in their limbs. The unit is set up around the toilet, so there is a grab handle on both sides.
The Bathroom Safety Experts
Call us or visit our showroom in Prescott for state-of-the-art products for an independent life. A member of our professional and caring staff will help you choose the very best products for bathroom, based on your personal needs.