Home bathrooms often need adaptation if an elderly person wants to stay at home and remain independent. Ensuring bathroom access and safety may require room adaptations. We can provide several products to adapt your bathroom to prevent falls.
BATH – Falls often occur as people get in or out of the tub. Non-slip suction mats or rubber silicone appliqués in the tub will help prevent falls. A non-skid, latex-coated bath mat on the floor beside the tub provides firm footing. Various types of safety bars may be installed. Grab bars around the bathtub are a necessity for safety. These bars should be institutional-grade, stainless steel and installed according to the manufacturer’s directions for firm, solid support. Two types of bars are needed at the tub for an ambulant older person. One for getting in and out of the tub and one for lowering or raising the body to or from a seated position in the tub.
TUB SEATS – We offer a variety of portable benches, chairs, and transfer benches that sit inside and outside the tub. When using these seats we also provide a flexible hand held shower arm since this is a necessity to direct the water where it is needed.
SHOWERS – We offer angle bars to aid in balance and stability in the shower.
TOILETS – Often persons with arthritis, hip, knee or back problems can benefit from an elevated toilet seat. We offer different types of removable and permanently fixed raised toilet seats. Grab bars are also installed around the toilet for added safety. We provide choices of wall mounted or free standing types.
We also offer male and female urinals, bed pans, and sitz baths.