Every year, approximately 235,000 adults visit the hospital from injuries sustained in the bathroom. From this group, adults over the age of 65 cultivate the majority of the accidents. With the arrival of National Bath Safety Month, CarePro Home Medical wants to ensure you know the high-risk areas and how to guarantee your family has the tools to stay safe.
Injuries that occur near the bathtub and shower make up two-thirds of emergency visits. With increased risk of slick surfaces, finding additional support can be vital to accident prevention. The Suction Cup Grab Bar offers a secure grip, as well as essential flexibility. Since it can be mounted in a variety of positions and requires no tools to assemble, it can be easily used both at home and while traveling. If additional support is required, the Premium Securelock Tub Grip fits most tubs and includes a locking feature for superior stability.
Know the High Risk Spot
For adults over the age of 85, nearly 50 percent of all injuries occur near the toilet. Installing a grab bar can provide much-needed support, however, additional security features can also help future falls. Securing a Raised Toilet Seat is an easy and cost-effective way to reduce movement for those with limited mobility. For further security, the All-In-One Aluminum Commode can be used bedside, or as a toilet safety frame or raised toilet seat.
Improving the safety of you or your loved ones in your bathroom can help eliminate the risk of potential falls. With products from CarePro Home Medical, you can have the tools you need to stay safe. Contact our team today to find out which products are right for you and your family.Tags: bathroom safety, fall prevention