Bathroom safety is especially important for all of us, including the elderly, injuries can happen to anyone. Each year, 43,000 children are taken to the emergency room after slips and falls, hot-water scalds, and other bathroom accidents. Here are the best ideas for boosting safety and increasing functionality in the bathroom.
- Cushion all sharp edges
- Keep essential items within easy reach by using a shower or bath caddy
- Clean regularly! Mold and mildew make surfaces slippery.
- Prevent burns from scalding water by setting the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees F or lower.
- Make sure all shower mats have a rubberized, slip-proof back, and place cushioned rubber mats inside the shower and bathtub.