The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that falls are the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions and are the leading cause of fatal injuries. Small adjustments or additions to the bathroom, like installing grab bars, can go a long way in preventing accidents. Here are some of the main benefits of installing them.
- Boost Stability, Comfort And Confidence
People with balance concerns often lack confidence with every step they take, especially if they have experienced a past fall.
- Prevent Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Getting out of the bathtub or shower can lead to an accident even with people who don’t have mobility concerns. The grabbing onto them can help you regain stability and prevent a fall. Seniors who live at home on their own can have greater peace of mind when accessing the bathroom alone.
- Promote Independent Senior Living
One concern seniors living at home often have is not being able to live independently. Even tasks like going to the bathroom or getting in and out of the shower sometimes require assistance.
- Prevent accident happening
People using the toilet usually neglect the condition of the surface flat bathroom, which can be wet or dry at any time. When they hurry into the platform, they may trip on water, exposing themselves to a slick floor and becoming wounded.