Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bathroom safety for seniors

We have to consider when we get older in life your body beings to weaken with age of if you are responsible for elderly parents this does not mean anyone should lose their independence .  We want to be able to care for our loved ones once they hit the golden years and often times planning ahead is never done. We have to remember we and our loved ones will age so we have to make the needed adjustments to ensure the home is equipped with all the safety devices we or they need to prevent injury. In most cases injury will happen in the bathroom of the home so here is a quick list of things to consider for bathroom safety.

You must start to develop some safety habits first such as leaving the bathroom light on at night not something you think would matter but an easy one to remember if a someone wakes up in the middle of the night this will make it much easier to find the bathroom. The faucets in the bathroom should be clearly marked or colored coded example red for hot and blue for cold. This takes the guess work out in the middle of the night when you have to use the faucet aside from clearly marked faucets your water heater temperature should be at a 120 or below this will protect from scalds.

Please make the investment to make the bathroom safe. Some of the items you should look into are skid proof mats with non-slip bottom, a shower chair and wall rails. The wall mounted rails should surround the bath tub and toilet area. The door lock must be locks which secure the door but can be opened from either side.

I hope this information was helpful as always please leave a comment

Mark Carbajal

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