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5 Ways To Make A Bathroom Ideal For An Older Person

The bathroom should be a sanctuary for many people, a place where we can relax with privacy and peace. However, the bathroom can be fraught with risks for older people with mobility issues.

Bathing may become a challenge for people with increasing age, and slips and trips are a risk when getting into the bath or shower. Thankfully, there are many ways to improve safety in the bathroom for an older person, and often only need minor changes. You may even qualify for a grant to go towards the cost of making adaptations.


  1. Speak to an occupational therapist

It is a good idea to speak to a registered occupational therapist, to begin with, and they will be able to perform an assessment to help identify any specific needs and the best equipment for the job.

  1. Bath gadgets

Some small changes can make a world of difference. For example, bath cushions can help support your body in the bath, and lever-operated taps for those who may not have the grip strength to rotate a tap.


  1. Bath boards and shower seats

Bath boards can help people with limited strength get in and out of the bath, as well as providing a solid seat to sit on in the bath too, Bath and shower seats are a good idea for people with limited mobility around the knee joints.


  1. Easy-access baths and showers

There are many styles of easy-access baths and showers that mitigate the issues with climbing in or out of baths or shower trays and provide peace of mind when bathing.


  1. Safety-proof the floor

Many falls happen due to unstable flooring or loose carpet or rugs. It’s particularly important that the flooring in the bathroom is slip-resistant. Simple non-slip mats are great for a quick and easy fix, but you can go further with the installation of specialist safety flooring.

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