Posted in Bathrooms | Posted on 26-01-2013
The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Since it is a wet environment with water resistant floors, many people slip and fall. This can lead to severe injuries, especially for the elderly. Here are a few ways that you can make your bathroom safer for everyone in the house.
Check Your Floors
While tile or linoleum may be the best flooring for bathrooms, it doesn’t make for a very safe room. These materials allow water to sit until it evaporates, and they can become slick and slippery very quickly. Many people put down bath rugs to absorb water, but these can slide or cause people to trip. In order to make your bathroom as safe as possible, you need to make sure that your rugs are attached securely to the floor so that they don’t move as you walk on them. You may also want to take the time to wipe up any drops or puddles as soon as they happen to prevent them from being a hazard to someone else.
Install a Bath Lift
If you have elderly residents living in your home, then a bath lift will help them to bathe independently without risking their safety. The lift will carry them into and out of the tub, which means that they won’t have to struggle to climb over the edge of the tub. They can enjoy the privacy and comfort of bathing alone without worrying about falling or losing their balance.
Bath lifts are also ideal for those who have limited mobility. The lift will take away the strain of standing on one leg or balancing as they get into their baths. Read the rest of this entry »