Each year, over 200,000 accidents occur in the bathroom. Many of these accidents involve senior citizens. Falls -- particularly in a room with hard, slippery surfaces and no cushioning -- can be catastrophic for older adults. Understanding the dangers that lie in a common bathroom -- and how to prevent accidents from happening -- go a long way toward keeping loved ones safe.
Browse through Griswold Home Care’s list of senior bath safety resources, packed with information, tips, and more. Learn what products can be useful in preventing bathroom falls, how accessibility and proper lighting play a role in bathroom safety, and various other related issues to help keep your older loved one safe when using the bathroom.
With hard porcelain / metal fixtures and slippery surfaces, the bathroom may be the most dangerous room in your home. Seniors with compromised mobility or balance problems should be extra careful when using this room. In honor of National Bath Safety Month, Griswold Home Care presents an infographic that outlines statistics associated with bath safety, as well as common hazard to avoid.
More accidents occur in the bathroom than any other place. Slips and falls can be particularly devastating to an older adult. Griswold Home Care provides a look at some specially-designed safety products for older adults to use in the bathroom. These products, such as grab bars and walk-in tubs, can make bathing a safer, more enjoyable experience for older loved ones.
Older adults are more susceptible to falls and accidents in the bathroom than any other room in the house. However, there are six simple ways that you can ensure your loved one stays safe. From ensuring that water is the proper temperature to adding optimal lighting, Griswold Home Care presents easy guidelines to follow for making your bathroom safer for seniors.
Of the 200,000 bathroom accidents that occur each year, the vast majority of these incidents involve older adults. Being aware of the causes of common bathroom accidents can help you keep older loved ones safe. Read more bathroom safety tips from Griswold Home Care.