Your bathroom is a place for you to soak your muscles and relax in a hot shower after a long day; however, there can be hazards, and it is important to stay safe from injury. To keep you or your family members safe from an accidental fall in the bathroom, there are plenty of in-home products on the market to help. Read on to learn about the different safety options available.
Barrier Free Showers
Stepping in and out of a wet shower can be challenging. To make it easier, have a barrier free shower installed in your bathroom. This option has curb heights ranging from 3/4-inches to two inches, which makes it easier and safer to roll and step in and out of your shower.
Cut Out/Walk-In Tubs
Similar to a barrier free shower, cut out or walk-in tubs also make accessing your shower much easier. Cut out tubs are ideal for when a remodel isn’t possible. Your existing tub will be modified, or cut, to create a lower entryway, which will help to make accessing your shower much safer. Walk-in tubs are also an excellent option. This option gives you the choice of sitting or standing in the tub. Walk-in tubs are designed to fit within the space of your current bathtub, making modifications minimal. Simply walk in or out of the tub and close the door behind you.
If taking a bath is one of your favorite things to do, a bath lift can help you safely get in and out of your tub. The two-piece bath lift requires no installation because it is suctioned to the bottom of the bathtub to keep it in place. You can control the seat to go up or down until you are completely in or out of the tub.
A transfer bench helps to minimize physical strain when getting in and out of the tub by using a sliding side-to-side seat. This lightweight, durable option is cost-effective and can be used in any traditional bathtub.
Installing grab bars in your bathroom is an easy way to increase safety. Most grab bars range from 1-1/4 inches to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. When installing grab bars, finding a convenient area to place them is important, but making sure it’s properly and firmly installed should be your top priority. You can install them near your toilet or within your bathtub to increase safety. DMI, Rose Healthcare LLC, and Medline all offer various grab bar options that can either be permanently installed or placed with suction cups. At Progressive Mobility & Medical, we can help you find the best option for your home!
Raised Toilet Seats
Because toilets are made to sit low, it can be difficult to sit down or stand up from them. Raised or elevated toilet seats help solve this problem. Simply place it on the toilet bowl (with the seat and lid up) for an increased height and a more accessible bathroom experience.
At Progressive Mobility & Medical, we have all the tools you need to make your bathroom the safest room in your home. Contact us today at 724-228-4568 to schedule a free evaluation! We look forward to helping you make your bathroom more accessible.