Of the falls that occur within the home, approximately one-half of these occur in the bathroom. As such, bathroom safety is critical to the elderly where a fall can lead to tragic results.
There are many bathroom safety products that are designed for ease of transfer in and out your shower or tub. Raised toilet seats, toilet safety frames, and non-slip suction mats or rubber silicone appliqués in the tub can help prevent falls. In addition to bathroom safety products, a home health aide can assist with bathroom safety.
A home health aide can assist an elderly person or someone recovering from surgery or illness with access to and from the bathroom. A personal care aide can help with bathing, drying off, dressing, and grooming. Having another person to help with balance and ensure that a wet surface is wiped dry can ensure bathroom safety.