HDIS holds the philosophy of “people first, safety always” to a very high degree, so much so that we asked experts from our Care team what tips they would give customers to stay safe in various areas of their homes. Previously, our experts provided top-notch tips on how to stay ahead of bedroom safety; for this blog we will explore what they had to say about how to best avoid falls and injuries in the bathroom.
“Bathroom safety is very important- over 230,000 people injure themselves in bathroom related incidents each year! I like to tell customers that call in asking for bathroom safety tips to start with the basics: install non-slip surfaces where possible. One of my regular recommendations is to order the Rubber Bath Mat; the mat has a suction grip that allows it to be securely attached to a tub’s surface for fall prevention. We also offer the Deluxe Bath Mat with Scrubbers, the product acts in the same way as the rubber mat but also include two foot scrubbers and a pumice stone for additional foot care. “
“Often our customers tell us that their bathrooms can start to feel cramped with the addition of health aids and accessories. The best tip I can give is to stay organized and remove any excess clutter in the bathroom, when possible. This minimizes the risk of tripping over random equipment or belongings.”
“One of the most obvious pieces of advice I can give for customers looking to tighten up their bathroom safety is to install grab bars in their bathroom. These bars can be installed in areas that require a little extra care while moving around (i.e. near the tub or the toilet). Our website has a couple of grab bar options available, and I frequently recommend the Bath Balance Assist Bar. I feel that it truly does provide the sturdy support needed for getting in and out of the tub- a place that is quite often the culprit when it comes to bathroom injuries.”
“Many of the customers I talk to tell me that they are unable to stand for long periods of time, and because of that the idea of standing to take a shower can give them added anxiety. For these people I suggest that they buy a shower bench, much like the Carex Universal Bath Bench that is available by phone or on the website.”
Safety should be a priority in every home, and HDIS carries a wide variety of aids to daily living that can help prevent against accidents in every room of the house. Want to learn more? HDIS' friendly and knowledgeable customer care representatives are available to answer all of your questions. Give HDIS a call: 1-800-269-4663.
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