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Bathroom Safety: What Can You Do About It?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Bellin Health Home Care Equipment Blogger
There are steps you can take to make sure your bathroom is safe.

There are steps you can take to make sure your bathroom is safe.

 

In the first part of this series, we discussed some statistics on falls and their potential impact on a family.  One of the easiest places to begin focusing your safety improvement efforts is in the bathroom.  Through the use of products to assist with mobility, stability and avoidance, some of these falls can be prevented.

Mobility:

While there are a lot of products that can assist someone with their mobility in the house, a rollator is a great solution for the bathroom.  With four wheels, this piece of equipment can help you avoid falls from a walker getting caught on something mid-stride.  Bel-Regional has a product line that also has a seat built in so if you’re standing in line, or just need to stop and rest, you can take a seat on your rollator.

Stability:

We are always more stable sitting than we are standing.  This fact applies to the bathroom as well, which is why a shower seat is a great addition to the bathroom.  This product gives a place for the individual to sit while they are showering, and thus decreases the chances of slipping while in the shower.

Avoidance:

There are also a few things to avoid in the bathroom if you’re trying to avoid falls.  One of the biggest things to remove is any floor mat/rug that does not have a non-slip underside.  These can be the biggest tripping hazards and can cause some dangerous falls.

These are just a few examples of the types of products available to improve the safety of your bathroom and home.  For a full list of our products, visit our online catalog.  Or give us a call at 1-800-453-7801.  Let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we, at Bel-Regional Home Medical, can do for you.

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