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HELPFUL TIPS AND EQUIPMENT TO IMPROVE BATHROOM SAFETY FOR SENIORS

The bathroom may be the smallest room in your home, but it can be the most dangerous place, especially for older adults. Usually, bathrooms feature hard surfaces, lots of edges and corners, and small spaces, which increase the risks of falls and accidents. Most seniors have balance issues, frailty, weakness, and cognitive problems like Alzheimer’s disease that can make a simple activity difficult and even risky. Therefore, bathroom safety is a major issue for older adults.

However, even though using the bathroom might be challenging for seniors, it is important to help them maintain their independence and dignity. With simple modifications and tips, you can make going to the bathroom easier, safer and less tiring. Besides, safety means less worrying for you while making it easier for older adults to perform their personal tasks like bathing or using the toilet helps boost their self-esteem and mood.  LEARN MORE