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Bath Safety

We use the bathroom every single day, usually we are in their multiple times a day. The Bathroom is the most dangerous place in your home. It is responsible for 70% of household injuries, over 200,000 accidents that easily could have been prevented. Research shows that bathroom slips and falls account for 87% of fractures in Seniors. That being said, slips and falls in the bathroom are not just for the elderly, they are just as common among children and people ages 18-25 as they are over the age of 65. Below you will find the most common places/Hot Spots where bathroom injuries occur, ways to make your bathroom safer for everyone who uses it, and a bathroom safety guideline.

Bathroom Hot Spots:

Hot Spot #1:

If you have trouble getting on and off a chair, then you are also having trouble getting on and off a toilet. An elevated toilet seat or hand rails can make all the difference in your safety, and ease of getting up and down.

Hot Sport #2:

Getting in and out of the tub or shower can be tricky. Holding onto the sink or towel rack is not a safe option either. Grab bars are the perfect solution as they can be installed almost anywhere. They provide safety, security, stability and convenience.

Hot Spot #3:

Our tub or shower is our sanctuary. But without the proper safety equipment, this is another prime spot for a bathroom injury to occur. Bath seats, hand-held shower heads and bath mats are a must.

How to Prevent Bathroom Slips and Falls

Bath or Shower:

To protect yourself when you take a bath or shower:

  • Put non-slip suction mats or rubber silicone decals in the bottom of your tub to prevent falls.
  • Use a non-skid bath mat outside the tub for firm footing.
  • If you don’t already have one, install a single lever on your faucet to mix hot and cold water together.
  • Set the temperature on your water heater to 120° F to prevent burns.
  • Sit on a bath chair or bench when taking a shower.
  • Keep the floor outside the tub or shower dry.

 

The Toilet

 

Safety Bars

  • You may need to have safety bars in your bathroom. Grab bars should be secured vertically or horizontally to the wall, not diagonally.
  • Do not use towel racks as grab bars. They cannot support your weight.
  • You will need two grab bars: one to help you get in and out of the tub, and another to help you stand from a sitting position.

 

Bathroom Safety Checklist (For All Ages)

___The bath or shower has non-skid mat or strips on the standing area, Safety from falling on slippery surface.

___The towel bars and the soap dish in the shower stall and bath are made of durable materials and are firmly installed.

___Bathroom has even lighting without glare.

___The light switch is located near the door of the bathroom.

___The bathroom door opens outward.

___The bathroom has a safe supplemental heat source and ventilation system.

___The outlets are ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) that protect against electric shock in the bathroom.

___Grab bars are installed on the walls of the bathroom by the bath and toilet

Top Bath Safety Product Categories

Toilet Seat

toilet seat with arms and lock

Grab Bars

chrome grab bars

Commodes

3 in 1 commode

Bath Seats

bath seats and shower safety products parker colorado
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