There’s a reason why the bathroom is considered the most dangerous room in a person’s house. If you don’t take the right steps to ensure safety in the bathroom, there will be many hazards present, especially for individuals with limited mobility. In this blog, we’re discussing the top 5 safety tips for you to incorporate in your bathroom.
1. Remove Rugs & Clutter
One of the biggest mistakes people make in the bathroom is having it too cluttered and busy. Take advantage of the bathroom cabinets and store all your bottles, hair care products, towels and other items away and in a designated place. Keeping your bathroom clean and organized allows you to navigate the area easier. Plus, make sure to remove fall hazards such as rugs or cords.
2. Install Grab Bars
Grab bars are a great way to allow for added safety in your bathroom. They help you get in and out of the bathtub and shower, help you sit down on and stand up from the toilet, and assist you in navigating the bathroom altogether. Wall-mounted grab bars are the best choice as they’re the most stable.
3. Use a Shower Chair
Nobody should feel worried or afraid when they’re about to shower. If the possibility of falling is on your mind, getting a shower chair can put your mind at ease. These decrease your chances of falling by providing a secure area in the slippery shower or bathtub. Plus, a shower chair allows you to feel more independent.
4. Get a Non-Slip Bathmat
Not only will having a non-slip bathmat while you shower gives your feet some grip, but you’ll also feel at ease knowing you’re safe from potential falls. These are an inexpensive way to help prevent accidents in the bathroom.
5. Install a Handheld Showerhead
One danger that many people don’t think about in the bathroom is hot temperatures. A handheld showerhead allows you to adjust the temperature of the water before pointing the showerhead at themselves. Avoid moving around too much as you can simply bring the showerhead to you in a seated position. This is a great addition to have if you’ve invested in a shower chair.
If you’re looking for some ways to increase the safety in your bathroom, adding one of these products is a great first step. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions and visit our online catalog to shop the bathroom safety products we offer.
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