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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.