A bathroom for elderly people needs proper attention as it's typically the most common area for injury in an elder’s home. As more seniors are opting to remain in their home as they age, bathroom remodeling for the elderly is becoming more common. This can also be expensive.
In the meantime there are simple safety precautions you can take to make an elderly bathroom a safer environment. Here's what you need to keep in mind:
One out of three people 65 years old or older falls each year.
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Here are some bathroom safety tips to help prevent falls in your washroom:
Using these bathroom aids safety products doesn't guarantee an accident will not happen. However, these precautionary measures can make it a safer environment and lower the risk of a fall.
A fixture such as an adjustable bathroom safety pole with a bar that pivots facilitates transfers and provides support while you move around.
A bath lift allows you to transfer into the tub while seated and once in
the tub you can lower the bath lift into the tub by using the remote.
You can even recline it for a comfortable and enjoyable bath (picture on the right)
Once you’re done the seat lifts you back up so you can exit the tub. All of this takes place while you remain seated (see video at Bath Lift related page link below ).
You can also transfer into the tub by using a transfer device for an enjoyable bathing experience.
These are just some of the devices you can use and things you can do to improve safety in a bathroom for elderly people.
Look around our website for more tips and checklists to make your home environment more suitable for your needs as you age.
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CDC, Nonfatal Bathroom Injuries Among Persons Aged ≥15 Years --- United States
CDC, Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview