Bathrooms have all the elements that are most likely to lead to falls. The floors are extremely hard, there is water everywhere, the surfaces are slippery and movement is restricted. No wonder accidents in the bathroom are one of the major reasons why seniors have to visit the ER.
That is where we can help you. At Kerr Medical, we offer a wide selection of high-quality, durable bathroom safety products and accessories to assist seniors in maintaining their independence and privacy.
With our products, you’ll be able to keep your loved ones safe and in good health. These tools and accessories are designed to facilitate a safe bathing experience and also to ensure that seniors are able to navigate across the bathroom without requiring human assistance. Perfect for seniors with balance and mobility-related problems, Kerr Medical’s safety packages are affordable and long-term solutions that help them to take care of their everyday hygiene demands by themselves.
Whether you’re looking for shower bench seats or suction cup grab bars, we have products to make homes more senior-friendly. Here are a few of our staples included in the different packages that will aid in preventing nasty slips and falls:
Emergency Call Devices
Timely intervention is crucial to minimizing damage when a senior does slip or fall in the bathroom. That is why Wireless Water Resistant Call Devices should be mounted near shower chairs specially designed for the elderly, commodes, and bathtubs so that they can be used to call for help if the worse does happen. The person in need of assistance can pull the cord that’s attached to the emergency device to send an SOS to his or her caregiver immediately.
Seniors and individuals living with disabilities need a place to sit while bathing. Make it a comfortable and safe experience for them by getting shower benches, that also goes by the name of bath chairs. An average bench’s legs have suction cups to ensure that it does not move or slide because of pressure or water. Moreover, such benches also come with back support systems so that seniors don’t strain their muscles while bathing.
While bathroom stools and benches make showering easier, reaching out for the faucets and the knobs can be quite difficult for individuals with limited range of motion. You can consider installing a shower spray with a built-in on and off switch on its handle to reduce the risk of them slipping while trying to turn on the water.
Bathtub safety should be your priority if you have an elderly person living at home. As most falls occur when seniors try to get in or out of the bathtub, place a slip-resistant easy-to-clean rubber mat as a precautionary measure. This will make the bathroom a welcoming environment for seniors and not one that causes fear in them.
Grab Bars and Rails
You might not know when your aged parent needs some help and support to get up from the toilet or the bathtub. Having bars and rails at an arm’s reach near the shower, the bathtub, as well as the next to toilet seats is a simple solution to this. These fixtures are crucial for seniors living with arthritis and those with mobility problems as they might not have the strength to hoist themselves up.
Looking for shower aids and bathtub safety packages that are affordable, easy to install, durable, and safe to use? Browse through our collection now to make your home safer for your loved ones.