8 Ways to Make Bathrooms Safer for Seniors

In honor of National Bath Safety Month, we’re taking a deeper look at how to keep seniors safe in the bathroom. Bathroom safety is a serious concern for elderly Americans. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging:

  • One-fourth of older Americans fall each year.
  • Every 19 minutes, a senior dies from a fall.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is sent to the emergency room for a fall-related injury.

bathroom tips for seniors

That’s why Uplifting Mobility compiled these eight bathroom safety tips for seniors.

8 Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

  1. Install grab bars
  2. Invest in a good shower chair
  3. Install a walk-in tub
  4. Place non-slip mats in the bathroom
  5. Install a raised toilet seat
  6. Put essential items within easy reach
  7. Make lighting and door changes
  8. Use a bath lift

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