6 Essential Bathroom Safety Tips for Those Over 55

6 Essential Bathroom Safety Tips for Those Over 55

For seniors, ensuring bathroom safety is crucial. As mobility and balance can decrease with age, routine tasks in the bathroom might become riskier. However, with a few strategic changes and installations, including some of CustomFit Baths’ innovative products, the bathroom can be transformed into a safer and more comfortable space. Here are six vital bathroom safety tips tailored for those over 55:

  1. Prioritize Non-Slip Surfaces:

Safety begins underfoot. Place non-slip mats or decals in your Easy Access Showers and bathtubs. Outside the shower or tub, opt for non-slip rugs. CustomFit Baths’ showers and tubs come with built-in non-slip surfaces, enhancing safety.

  1. Equip with Grab Bars:

Installing grab bars within the shower, beside the tub, and next to the toilet can significantly increase safety. CustomFit Baths offers options with pre-installed grab bars, designed for stability and ease of use.

  1. Introduce a Shower Chair:

A shower chair offers comfort and safety, particularly in our Easy Access Showers. Look for chairs with non-slip seats and rubber-tipped feet to prevent movement.

  1. Opt for a Raised Toilet Seat:

A raised toilet seat makes sitting and standing much easier. This minor change can be significant for daily routines, adding comfort and reducing strain.

  1. Strategically Place Essentials at Eye Level:

Store daily necessities like toiletries and shampoo on eye-level shelves to minimize the need to bend or stretch. This reduces the risk of falls and makes items more accessible.

  1. Illuminate Your Space:

Proper lighting is essential. Use nightlights or motion-sensor lighting in the bathroom for safe nighttime navigation. Additional lighting in hallways can further prevent accidents.

CustomFit Baths’ Special Features for Enhanced Safety:

  • Innovative Less Than 2-Inch Step Design: Our low-entry design in walk-in tubs reduces the risk of slips and falls, making entry and exit safer and easier.
  • Personalized Aesthetics: Choose from a range of styles to ensure your bathtub complements your bathroom’s décor while incorporating safety features.
  • Durable Craftsmanship: CustomFit Baths products are made with the finest materials, ensuring longevity and resilience, standing up to wear and tear over time.
  • Therapeutic Soaks: Our select bathtubs feature hydrotherapy jets and whirlpool functions, offering a spa-like experience that’s not only relaxing, but also beneficial for health and wellness.

Ensuring safety in the bathroom goes beyond immediate measures—it’s about creating a space that offers peace of mind and caters to evolving needs. If you or a loved one is over 55 and looking to enhance bathroom safety, CustomFit Baths is here to assist. Our team can guide you in creating a bathroom environment where comfort, safety and luxury coexist. Don’t compromise on well-being; take proactive steps towards a safer bathroom experience today. Request a consultation to learn more and get started on your journey to a safer, more comfortable bathroom.

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