For people with mobility issues, bathrooms are especially dangerous. Slippery floors, awkward motions, and sharp edges on counters and fixtures can create the perfect conditions for accidents and serious injuries. Having the right bath safety equipment installed can reduce some of the dangers of your home, giving you and your family peace of mind.
3 Important Pieces of Bath Safety Equipment
1. Toilet Seat Elevators
Many commercially available toilets sit too low for people who have difficulty standing up. For these individuals, sitting on or standing up from the seat can cause knee strain, back pain, and may result in a fall. Seat elevators are designed to make using the toilet safer by adding three to five inches of height. Paired with grab bars or a safety frame, a toilet seat elevator can significantly reduce your risk of fall or injury in the bathroom.
2. Grab Bars
Nearly a quarter million people experience injuries in the bathroom each year, most of which occur while entering or exiting the shower or bath. Grab bars — inside or outside the shower — provide additional stability on these slick surfaces.
3. Shower Chairs
Bathing is often difficult for those with poor balance or difficulty standing. Shower benches allow individuals to bathe without the risk of falling — especially when used in conjunction with grab bars and extendable shower heads.
Going to the bathroom doesn’t have to pose a safety risk. Lincoln Mobility is a durable medical equipment and mobility supply company focused on providing southeast Nebraska with high-quality mobility equipment and supplies. Learn more about their selection of bath safety equipment online or call (402) 421-8800. Visit their Lincoln, NE, store today to discuss your unique needs with a knowledgeable professional.