Falling is the most common injury to occur in a home. Falling at home is also very common for seniors. Most falls occur in the bathroom because they are small and can have hidden dangers. To avoid a serious injury, here are a few tips on how to safety proof your New Jersey bathroom.
One way to safety proof your bathroom is to install safety grab bars around the bathtub and toilet area. This way if the floor is slippery and you begin to fall, the grab bars will be able to help. You can also put the grab bars inside the tub to help with getting in and out of the tub.
Slip proofing the floors are another great safety proofing idea. Adding non-slip mats into the bathtub will help you avoid falling as you are getting in and out of the tub. Removing bathmats are also a good idea, because they can cause you to trip if you are not paying close attention.
If you are one to make trips to the bathroom at night, be sure to add a nightlight. By adding a nightlight you won’t have to find your way in the dark and will avoid the possibility on falling on loose items such as clothes or a toothbrush that has fallen.
Installing a NJ walk in tub is also a way to safety proof your bathroom. A walk in tub can help with mobility, slip and fall, and many other safety issues.
Falling can cause serious injuries, especially to seniors. Safety proofing your New Jersey bathroom can help many injuries be avoided. Start today.