https://www.fullsun.com.sg/top-5-tips-make-bathroom-elderly/Shower and bath time are one of the most relaxing things that you can do. However, it’s no question that the bathroom is also one of the places where slips and falls often occurs, especially for our elders who have difficulty in moving around. To keep that from happening, here are some tips that can help make your bathroom a lot safer for them.
1. Install Grab Bars
Consider installing grab bars too since they come in handy for young or old. When climbing out of the bath or shower, the grab bar provides extra stability, minimizing the tendency to slip on any wet surface. It’s also a good idea to install them near the toilet for them to have something to hold on to when sitting or getting off the seat. In Fullsun, we provide several different series of high quality Louis Grab Bars which are highly durable.
2. Take Off Shower Stall Threshold
If you live with any family member who has difficulty in moving around, like an elder suffering from arthritis, it best that you bathroom doesn’t pose any risk of entrapment or hindrances like a shower stall threshold. This way they can easily come in and get out on their own. If you’re still on the process of building the bathroom, the best way to design it would be to come up with a layout that will easily accommodate a wheelchair to avoid future difficulties.
3. Avoid Locking The Door Or Opt For Bathroom Doors That Opens Out
Sure it would be uncomfortable for the rest of the family members if the bathroom can’t be locked. But if you live with an elder that has a problem with balance or easily get dizzy, getting in or out in case of emergency will be difficult with locked doors. A good compromise in this situation would be to have bathroom doors that open out to the room.
4. Opt For Adjustable Or Handheld Shower head
If you have a combined bathtub and shower area, equip your shower with a handheld or adjustable shower head. This way even family members of have mobility difficulties can maneuver easily, minimizing their movement in the shower. Also, they can use it while sitting safely on a Louis Shower Seat with backrest that is made of heavy duty reinforce aluminum pipe internally and covered with nylon. This way they can sit comfortably without any risk of slipping.
5. Make The Commode The Right Size
A commode or toilet chair is a portable toilet on a chair like frame with a hinged flap concealing a chamber pot designed to be placed at the bedside of a disabled individual with limited activity that may not be able to easily travel to the bathroom. So if you’re using this you should make sure that it’s not difficult for your elderly loved one to sit on. Older adults often begin to have mobility issues relating to arthritis and other conditions, or problems with hips, knees, or back. Stooping low to sit on many standard-model 15- to 17-inch commodes can be a challenge. To remedy that, you can purchase GEWC141A-a toilet lift available at Fullsun. This powered elevating toilet seat lift is designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or arthritis. This is works by gently lowering and raising (slant or vertical position selectable) the user on and off the toilet in a way that mimics the natural body motion.
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