Bathroom Safety Equipment; know the hazards. find your solution.

Bathroom safety equipment can go along way to avoiding falls - the leading cause of unintentional home injuries.

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Falls account for nearly 6,000 deaths each year and 5.1 million injuries. It takes a split second, a misjudged step, a few drops of water on the floor, or many other combination's to set you or your loved one up for this potentially life altering event.

The bathroom is full of potential life threatening safety issues. Consider the hard surfaces (toilet, bathtub, counter, towel racks) that can deliver swift blows on the way down from a fall. Or, the loose throw rugs that make that room so cozy...and so deadly when feet get tangled in them. The bathroom is the number place to store medications and cleaning supplies. It is usually full of water (in appropriate and inappropriate places) and electricity. A deadly combination when mixed. It becomes evident why bathrooms can literally mean life and death to children and the elderly and compromise safety.

Bathroom safety equipment is becoming more popular in newly constructed homes and is becoming a popular considering with remodels as people plan ahead for home re-sale marketability or the safety of aging in place.

many falls can be prevented.

Let's find out how...

Bathroom safety is part of home safety. The big picture can help you chose the best bathroom safety equipment as you observe the obvious things but also the small picture and the not so obvious things.

What type of safety equipment can be difficult to assess depending on you condition or that of your loved one. With so many bathroom safety equipment options out there, it can be confusing and overwhelming.

Keep reading to find the necessary information that can better help you in making this high risk room safer while helping you make better purchasing decisions that fills it's purpose - bathroom safety!

until it's fixed tips.

In reality, it takes some time to get these toughies taken care of, so until you can, take note of these tips to keep everyone safe:

  • DON'T pull on a towel rack on the wall to get up from the commode.
  • DO lean your nose over your toes to get your body weight over your quad muscles (this is why squats are good strengthening!) before standing. (Total Hip Replacements be cautious!)
  • DO use your sturdy sink counter for lifting leverage.
  • DO remember that bathroom safety grab bars can double as towel racks.

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