Beware the slippery bathroom

It is so important for your hygiene to keep clean avoiding infections but showering and bathing can be exhausting. They can make you feel more tired and you can feel too exhausted to dress. This may increase the risk of a potentially serious fall.

A shower seat allows you to sit down to bathe and dry yourself. Installing a hand held shower head allows you to get wet in all the right places without having to move around too much and can be used easily from a seated position. Using extension handles on sponges and SOFT brushes is a great idea and store items that you use often within easy reach.

Bathroom surfaces can be very slippery when wet. Install rubber mats in showers and baths to prevent slipping but be extra careful to ensure the edges are firmly stuck down and the rubber-backed mat is held in place.

For safety install rails and handles where you need them especially such as in the shower. They are a fantastic idea near the toilet too along with a raised seat.

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Betty Whitehurst

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