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Resources — bathroom safety

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Best Raised Toilet Seat

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Best Raised Toilet Seat

As aging in place grows more prevalent, so does the importance of bathroom safety. Most in-home accidents occur in the bathroom, making it crucial to acknowledge and resolve any safety concerns. Raised toilet seats are a vital safety aid that can make a world of difference in one's independence, bath safety, and overall quality of life. This guide covers everything you need to know about selecting the right raised toilet seat, including what a raised toilet seat is, what to consider before purchasing, how to use them, and more.

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The Ultimate Bathroom Safety Checklist

The Ultimate Bathroom Safety Checklist

Because of its wet and dark nature, the bathroom is proven to be the most dangerous area in any home. To help prevent accidents and injury, we’ve broken down each bath safety aid by the area they help with, including balance, mobility, and accessibility. If you’re in the market for bathroom safety equipment, use this checklist to help guide your decision.

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5 Bathroom Safety Products to Keep Your Independence as You Age in Place

5 Bathroom Safety Products to Keep Your Independence as You Age in Place

After the stairs, the most dangerous place in the home for seniors is the bathroom. Slips can often happen in a place designed for water. If you don't protect yourself adequately, it could be dangerous and potentially lethal.

A bathroom is also a private place that most want to be alone in. Keeping your personal time private is essential to you. You should also make sure your life insurance is at a competitive rate. Independence, as you age, can include being able to make your own decisions, including knowing how to get an insurance quote without a checkup.

We will show you some of the bathrooms' dangers for seniors and how to make it a safer place so you can retain your privacy. These five types of bathroom safety equipment can make all the difference in the world for your shower experience.

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The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

Urinating when you don't mean to is embarrassing for anyone, but it's actually a common issue. In fact, according to the American Urological Foundation, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. -- millions of Americans -- struggle with urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, occurs when control over the urinary sphincter is weakened or lost. This isn't just a "normal part of aging"; it can be caused by various reasons and may be temporary depending on the cause. Treatment and management options are available.

If you think you may be experiencing urinary incontinence or know someone who is, it's best to talk to your doctor. But before you do, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know, including types of incontinence, incontinence causes and symptoms, and treatment & management options.

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10 Common Home Safety Issues and How to Fix Them

10 Common Home Safety Issues and How to Fix Them

For people over age 65, injuries at home such as falls or burns become increasingly more common. And as aging in place continues to grow as a trend, safety hazards become more of an issue. Normal aging causes changes in your eyesight and balance that can make some injuries more likely. Getting older also means your body needs longer to heal, so injuries can be more severe and cause more interruption in your life.

By keeping your home in good repair, you can continue to enjoy living independently as you age. These common home safety hazards are easy to miss, but they’re also easy to fix. Use these home safety tips for seniors to improve elderly safety and prevent avoidable accidents.

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Commode

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Commode

Independently getting to the bathroom, especially in the middle of the night, can be difficult for those with disabilities or limited mobility. They may be in too much pain while they walk, be at risk of falling on the way, or even struggle to make it to the bathroom in time. 

A bedside commode is a safer alternative that can help them go to the bathroom without a caregiver's help and maintain their independence and dignity. In this guide, we'll go through everything you need to know about commodes so you can choose the best commode for you or your loved one.  

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