The majority of household accidents take place in the bathroom, and for seniors who are already at an additional risk of falls and accidents, this is an important consideration. At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, our safety and walk-in tub options help many seniors bathe comfortably without worrying about significant safety concerns.
Along with a walk-in bathtub, there are a few other accessories you can consider in the bathroom if you or a loved one is in need of some additional safety and support. Here are a few features that will go a long way toward complementing your walk-in tub.
Generally found in a wall-mounted format, safety bars are a great tool for a number of different bathroom activities. They can help people rise to their feet or sit down, two of the most common movements that lead to accidents in seniors. They can also help with balance and avoidance of slipping, especially when wet floors might be present. Look to install these near the toilet and in the shower cubicle itself, if appropriate.
Many seniors tire more easily, and for those in this situation, a shower bench can be perfect. It’s an easy way to retain the sensation of a shower without having to stand for the entire time. It helps seniors rest their legs, and can also be great for anyone who struggles with balance. Make sure the seat is comfortable upon purchase – an uncomfortable perch could lead to discomfort and separate physical issues.
Another common addition that can help prevent slipping and dangerous falls is floor runners, generally found in carpet form. These are cozy and soft on the feet, and they also help prevent any slipping and resulting injuries that could occur.
For more information on bathroom safety or for any of our other services, speak to the experts at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.