Here are some medical equipment options available to prevent slip and fall injuries in the bathroom for the elderly:
- Grab bars: Installing grab bars in strategic places such as near the toilet, in the shower, and near the bathtub can provide support and stability for the elderly, reducing the risk of falls.
- Non-slip mats: Non-slip mats in the shower and bathtub can reduce the risk of slipping and falling on wet surfaces.
- Raised toilet seat: A raised toilet seat can make it easier for the elderly to sit down and stand up from the toilet, reducing the risk of falls.
- Shower chair: A shower chair provides a safe and stable place to sit while showering, reducing the risk of falls.
- Transfer bench: A transfer bench can be used to safely transfer in and out of the bathtub, reducing the risk of falls.
- Hand-held shower head: A hand-held shower head can make it easier for the elderly to shower without having to stand on a slippery surface, reducing the risk of falls.
- Good lighting: Good lighting in the bathroom can help the elderly to see where they are going and reduce the risk of falls.
It is important to talk to your elderly mom’s doctor to determine
which medical equipment is appropriate for her and to get their recommendations on how to best increase her safety in the bathroom. Additionally, make sure to regularly check the equipment to ensure it is in good working condition and to replace any parts that may have become worn over time.