One of the key missions of Carex Health Brands is to help patients live independently, and to do so successfully requires a relentless focus on bathroom safety. Providing a safe bathroom environment prevents accidents and allows patients to lead an independent life.
More than one-third of U.S. seniors over the age of 65 fall every year, and the majority of these falls occur in the bathroom. The most hazardous activities for seniors are entering and exiting the bathtub or shower and bathing. With older demographics continually outgrowing younger ones, the market for bath safety products will only continue to grow.
As the senior population steadily rises, and the state of the economy remains the same, more seniors are choosing to age in their homes and doing so on a budget. Seniors are looking for viable ways to make their bathrooms safe and without the need for professional installation or renovation.
Bathroom Safety Essentials:
Below is a partial list of items that can assist seniors and care providers in making the bathroom a safer place:
- Non-slip Bath Mats: provide secure footing while bathing and entering or exiting the bath or shower. Bath Mats are a shower safety must for every household.
- Bath Chairs and Transfer Benches: allow seniors to sit while bathing, preventing falls.
- Hand Held Shower Sprayers: allow seniors the convenience of bathing while seated
- Grab Bars & Bathtub Safety Rails: provide stability while entering and exiting the bathtub or shower and assist with balance while bathing.
- Raised Toilet Seats & Toilet Safety Rails: provide added security and protection against falls while at the toilet. They also assist those with bending or sitting difficulties.
- Bath Lifts: provide assisted bathing with height adjustment when getting in and out of bathtubs. Turning a traditional tub into a height-adjustable bath takes away the risk of falling while getting in and out of the tub.
- Walk-in Baths: act like a bathtub with a door that opens. Walk-in baths also eliminate the risk of tripping and falling when getting in/out of the tub. These are just some of the full range of assisted bathrooms.
Assisted Bathing Equipment for Bariatric Patients
Aside from senior citizens, bathroom safety is also essential for bariatric and mobility patients. Obesity is an ever-increasing epidemic in the United States, and bariatric patients can experience the same fall risks as senior citizens. Bathing, entering and exiting the shower as well as using the toilet are all concerns for the bariatric population. Many of the same shower aids for elderly people are also suitable for Bariatric use, although product weight limits should always be adhered to.
Bathroom safety for mobility patients varies based on their level of independence. Mobility patients, such as amputees and people with paraplegia who can use the bathroom on their own, need the added support of long-handled safety rails and grab bars to maneuver around the bathroom. They also require bath aids such as bath and shower seats and or transfer benches to remain safely seated while bathing.
With the bathroom being considered as the most dangerous room in the house, we strive to help keep you and your loved ones safe and independent by providing durable, reliable, and affordable home safety bathroom accessories.<div class="klaviyo-form-PCtKuX"></div>