One Hour Bathroom Makeover - Fall Prevention With Style!

Posted on in SelfCare Home Health Products, Medical Equipment, Senior Care, Aids To Daily Living, Bath Safety, fall prevention, Home Care, Personal Care, Raised Toilet Seat

A one-hour bathroom makeover. Certainly the stuff of dreams, but for one Amica resident who has fallen twice in his bathroom, an hour was all it took to turn a danger zone into a safe & stylish space. Our client hadn’t had a shower in 5 days because he was afraid of falling again. His daughter called SelfCare for help - here's what we did.

Start with:

  • A slippery, fiberglass walk-in shower
  • A toilet with the paper holder near the back of the toilet tank (hard to reach without losing your balance).
  • A hand held shower, but under 5’ in length without an on off button on the handle.

Add:

  • One 16” wide x 30” long securely applied clear Slipnix Bath Mat (permanent non-slip bath mat)

    Result:

  • Tub floor is super grippy, our client feels confident & safe while bathing & showering
  • Our client is thankful for the on/off button on the hand held shower so he can get the water set at the right temperature and go sit on the built in bench without the water spraying all over the room
  • What’s not to like about a raised toilet seat with arms? (For elongated toilets a second option is the 3.5” Aquatec Finesse which doesn’t have arms but is softer and its attractive blue finish helps users with visual impairment. It suctions securely onto the toilet to make cleaning super easy.)
  • The toilet paper holder grab bar combination was a huge relief since the roll is easy to change and it’s right in front of him, rather than having to twist behind to reach the toilet paper or reach down and pick up the spare from the floor. 

As proven by the photo – you can never have too many grab bars!