Install a Raised Toilet Seat
Did you know that the toilet is one of the most common sites of a dangerous bathroom fall? Whether or not your elderly loved one relies on a wheelchair, sitting down on the toilet requires a great deal of extra strength. Purchase a raised toilet seat to give your senior family member an extra boost.
Add Extra Grab Bars
Grab bars are a must for optimal bathroom safety. To keep your elderly loved ones safe, be sure to purchase sturdy, well-made bars that are between 12 and 32 inches long. Temporary suction cup bars are simply too flimsy to withstand a person’s weight, while permanent grab bars next to the toilet and on each shower or tub wall can permit easier access and provide assistance in case of a slip. For extra protection, consider installing a durable plastic bathtub safety rail.
Consider a Shower Chair
For elderly men and women who rely on wheelchairs, the simple act of bathing can seem overwhelming. You can eliminate your senior loved one’s anxiety by investing in a shower chair. Shower chairs hold up to 250 pounds and come equipped with non-skid rubber tips and adjustable legs for extra stability and security. To ensure easy access, most shower chairs have removable arms and backs.
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