Do you have an elderly parent or loved one at home and aren’t sure how to make the bathroom a safer place for them? With a few simple addition and adjustments, you can help prevent the occurrence of falls and injuries. Here are a few essential additions to consider when it comes to bathroom safety for seniors.
Raised Toilet Seat and Handles
Maintaining independence when using the bathroom is important for seniors living at home on their own. And a simple addition to the toilet seat can make that feasible while easing those motions that are involved.
The AMG Aquasense 3-IN-1 4” Raised Toilet Seat with Arms is our most popular toilet seat for seniors. This seat attaches securely to a standard toilet and provides a 4” raised seat level above the standard seat. And with supportive, adjustable armrests included in the design, it provides the necessary support getting on and off the toilet.
Grab bars are usually one of the first additions to the bathroom that are necessary for seniors. You can place them beside the toilet and on the wall of the shower to assist with standing and manoeuvring.
With the Drive Medical Adjustable Angle Rotating Suction Cup Grab Bar, it’s easy to install and can be placed on any smooth surface if travelling. For permanent installation in the home, MEDability recommends only installation grab bars anchored to a stud and provides this service with the purchase of grab bars.
Standing for any extended period of time can make showering a hassle for many seniors. But with a seat, they can rest and bathe in comfort without having to dread shower time.
The Drive Medical Bath Bench with Back and Padded Arms is the perfect addition to the shower. With drainage holes, an aluminum frame, and adjustable chair legs, this durable, lightweight chair is specifically designed to be placed inside the shower for convenience and safety.
Getting in and out of the bathtub is one of the common ways that seniors sustain injuries the most in the bathroom. So installing a handle or rail to grab onto in addition to wall grab bars, can be necessary.
The Drive Medical Bathtub Grab Bar Safety Rail is durable, adjustable and will fit on to most standard tubs.
Some seniors prefer a soothing bath verses showers even with the use of a transfer bench or bath seat find it difficult to get in and out of the tub. An Invacare Aquatech bath lift is the perfect solution. With the touch of a button, you can lower safely into the tub as well as add an option recline.
The bathroom is where more falls and injuries occur with seniors than anywhere else at home. But with a few essential additions, this can be minimized, making their bathroom experience more comfortable and safer. If you’re in need of medical equipment for your home, check out our full list of bathroom safety products that are available for purchase, visit our home medical equipment store in Markham, or call us at 905-471-5224 ext.23.