Senior Bathroom safety: Shower seats
Aging affects each individual differently, however, the natural process of growing older generally brings on changes in abilities.
According to available data, every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. It’s safe to say that a lot of these accidents could have potentially occurred in a bathroom environment.
Bathroom safety for seniors could include the installation of grab bars by the bathtub, shower or beside the toilet to provide more stability and help prevent slips and falls. Also useful in these situations are non-slip surfaces inside the tub or shower, and rubberized mats, or mats with non-skid backing, on the floor.
Senior Safe Homes safety professionals also recommend the use of shower seats, or shower chairs, to help older adults who have difficulties standing.
Adjustable shower chair
Adjustable shower seat
The shower seat and shower chair pictured above, are an adjustable height, and will help you feel safer while taking a bath, and also make it easier for you to get in and out of the tub.
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