We’ve all heard tragic stories of the elderly being injured in the bathroom. That might leave you to wonder, how safe is the bathroom in your home? A small area with frequent water use makes it a prime location for injuries from falls. And for older people, the bathroom can be a real hazard.
Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous areas in a house and to make sure your home is up to safety standards for the seniors in your life Handyman Matters has come up with some ideas for you.
“Falls are the leading cause of death from injuries among older persons and the death rate from falls continues to climb. Each year, one in three Americans age 65 and older fall and almost a third of them need medical treatment as a result,” according to the AARP.
Research shows that 75 percent of household accidents happen in the bathroom, making it crucial, especially for older individuals, to create a bathroom that is both accessible and safe.
For most elderly, remaining in their home to live an independent lifestyle is extremely important. And a safe home environment can be possible if the bathroom is assessed and if need be, renovated to fit their needs. Installing the following items are not only good for seniors that want to stay in their homes, but for families that are having their parents move back in with them. There are many ways that you can avoid injuries in your home and Handyman Matters is here to help!
- Installing grab bars
- Non-slip rugs
- Bright lights
By adding these items into all of your bathrooms you are making your home a safer place for all to enjoy. The professional craftsmen specialize in small jobs around your home. Safety is also one of our priorities, if you would like to make your home safer call today!
Whether you and your spouse are aging and you want to remain independent in your home, or you have parents and you’d like to help them live more comfortably, consider making the bath a safe and secure place that will remain free from accident and injury. Call Handyman Matters today, don’t delay in the safety of your family.