Senior Safety- Falls Prevention and Bathroom Safety
It is a sad fact of life that as we age we become less mobile and more accident-prone. The bathroom constitutes one of the biggest safety risks for senior citizens because it combines slippery surfaces with water and soap. However, the bathroom also represents a place where people value their privacy and do not usually welcome the prospect of having to request the help of others to complete everyday tasks such as washing and using the toilet.
In order to assure bathroom safety, there are a number of basic measures that can be taken to make the bathroom a safer place for senior citizens while also allowing those individuals to maintain their dignity.