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When the weight of your age finally catches up to you, you have to begin considering things that you maybe hadn’t thought of much before. One of these things that you’ll need to be mindful of is bathroom safety. A slip and fall at an older age can be devastating as our bones grow more brittle over the years. To combat this, there are several things that you can do to improve your bathroom safety for yourself or a beloved senior.

Luckily, there are many things you can do to improve bathroom safety for seniors and older adults. These bathroom safety tips can reduce the likelihood of bathroom falls and make your bathroom safer for everyone.

Review these tips and bathroom safety products to see if they can be implemented into your bathroom to enhance senior bathroom safety.

Assess Problem Areas

Most bathrooms aren’t designed with seniors in mind. Bathroom floors are prone to becoming slippery surfaces, and as a result, the most prone to potential injuries.

Install Grab Bars, Raised Toilet Seats, and Other Safety Equipment in Your Bathroom

If you are a senior or have a senior living in your home with you, then one of the easiest ways you can enhance bathroom safety is by installing safety equipment. Many different types of equipment can help seniors maintain balance, prevent falls and accidental burns, and serve as a simple solution to avoiding serious injury.

One of the simplest solutions to solving the issue of falls is bathroom mats, which add traction to prevent slips. Another potential solution would be a raised toilet seat and installing a grab bar near the toilet or shower. 

To further reduce falls, purchase a shower chair. Installing night lights near the toilet and sink can also be a good solution to reducing the risk of nighttime falls. 

You can also consider the following safety items in your bathroom design plans:

  • Shower chairs
  • Weighted shower curtains
  • Elevated toilet seats
  • Bathtub transfer benches
  • Nonslip mats
  • Suction cups
  • Hand-held shower heads
  • Walk in tubs
  • Bath chairs
  • Bath mats
  • Ergonomic faucets
  • Commode chairs

A slightly more involved solution to the issue of senior bathroom safety would be installing a walk-in shower, safety rails, and a shower seat. Shower safety handles, especially in a walk-in shower, are an excellent way to improve safety. Most walk-in showers also double as walk-in tubs, and their shower floors are specifically designed to be non-slip to prevent falls. 

Consider a Water Heater Thermostat

A water heater thermostat can help you regulate the temperature of the water in the shower to avoid potential issues with a senior’s sensitive skin. As we age, we start to grow more susceptible to higher temperatures. Because of this, we need to make sure that we take special care when it comes to our skin.

Contact Home Care Contractors to Install Your New Safety Equipment

If you decide to install brand-new safety equipment in your home’s bathroom, then you should go with a team of skilled professionals who will take special care to get the job done right. The team at Home Care Contractors is here for you to make sure that everyone in your home is as safe as possible when using the bathroom.

Don’t wait until someone slips and falls in the bathroom to decide that you could use some additional safety equipment installed in your home. Be proactive and go with the team of skilled professional bathroom remodeling contractors at Home Care Contractors to install your safety equipment. You’ll be glad that you had someone install this equipment in your home before anyone has a chance to fall.

Contact Home Care Contractors today to see what we can do to make your home more accessible to seniors and safer for everyone else who might be susceptible to falling in the bathroom. We’ll take extra care to ensure that everyone in your home is safe when they enter and use the bathroom. Don’t wait, contact us today.

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