Bath Safety

Written by Serena Berger
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For an individual who does not feel comfortable standing for long periods of time or who is prone to getting dizzy and lightheaded or even fainting if forced to stand, bath safety is very important. Older people with poor balance may also be particularly worried about slipping and falling in the slippery shower. There are several bath safety products which may make it more comfortable as well as safer for you to take a shower or bath if this is a concern of yours.

A Bathtub Rail and Chair for Safety in the Tub

A bathtub safety rail is simply a bar attached to the side of your tub for you to hold onto while getting into and out of the tub. This can be convenient for a bath or a shower. If you have to raise and lower yourself into the tub, it's the best way to get leverage and stability. If you are worried about slipping when you step over the edge of the tub, you can hold the rail and count on it for support while you take your time. Look for a bath rail with rubber-lined clamps to protect your tub, too.

If you want to sit during a shower--or at least have the option to do so--a bath and shower seat is the best option for you. Look for a chair with a gently curved plastic seat, and make sure that it has slits in it to drain. Also make sure it has rubber feet so that it will not slide in the shower.

For extra support, get a seat with a back, as well, The added height for the back can also give you something to hold onto if you're standing or when you want to get up. For maximum bath safety, however, you should get a bathtub safety rail as well as your chair, because even the sturdiest chair could slide if you put all of your weight on it suddenly.


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Bath Safety

Bath Safety, A large percentage of home falls are in the bathroom. Bath safety Products decrease the chances of falls in the bathroom.

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