January is National Bath Safety Month

Did you know January is National Bath Safety Month?

You might think your home bathroom would be the last place to be concerned about safety.  However, the bathroom can potentially have many unknown hazards for people of all ages, and particularly for seniors and children.  It’s the New Year – a perfect opportunity to take a look around and see how you can make your bathroom safer for children, grandchildren, adults, and yourself.

Bathroom Safety Tips:

  • Hot Water:
    Check the settings on your hot water heater to ensure the water isn’t scalding.
  • Slippery Floors:
    Be cautious of wet slippery floors.
  • Towel Bars vs: Grab Bars:
    Don’t use towel bars as railings; these are not designed to support much weight.
  • Grab Bars:
    Install grab bars on walls around the tub or toilet area.  Many grab bars today are both stylish and functional.
  • Shower Head:
    Install a hand-held shower head to provide more flexibility during showering.
  • Low-threshold Showers & Walk-in Tubs:
    Install a low threshold shower or walk-in tub for a more convenient and safe showering environment.

Author: nkeithly

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