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Bathroom Safety Equipment For Seniors

For elderly adults, a safe bathroom environment is crucial to maintain independence and prevent injuries.

To address these needs, a variety of products and tools have been developed to make bathrooms safer and more accessible for seniors.

Recommended Products

Grab Bars

Grab Bars for Shower, 2 Pack 16-Inch Anti Slip Shower Handles for Elderly, Safety Shower Grab Bar, Stainless Steel Handicap Grab Bars for Bathroom (Polished Nickel 1″ Diameter)
  • Enhance bathroom safety- Shower grab bars for seniors enhance bathroom safety. For the elderly and those suffering with mobility issues, a grab bar makes bathing a safer experience.

Grab bars like this one are important to have throughout the bathroom.

Not only in the shower or the bathtub, but anywhere else that someone may need them to help them stand up, sit down and/or steady themselves while they are standing.

Standing Security Pole

Stander Wonder Pole, Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar, Tension Mounted Floor to Ceiling Transfer Pole for Seniors, Elderly Adults, Bathroom Safety Assist and Stability Rail, White
  • Prevent Falls: The Wonder Pole provides safety and stability when standing and sitting, stepping out of a bathtub or shower or getting into bed; the security pole is perfect for seniors, elderly adults or anyone needing standing assistance at home

If a grab bar just doesn’t fit in with the layout of your bathroom, you may find a bar like this one more useful.

Suction Grab Bars

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  • ✅ 2024 Latest Safety Upgrade Shower Grab Bar: Crafted through extensive testing and upgrades in a top-tier bathroom factory, our 2024 Upgraded Shower Grab Bar stands as the latest and safest addition to the 2024 market. Ideal for use with a Shower chair or shower bench, enhancing your safety in the bathroom, bathtub, shower, and toilet. grab bars for bathtubs and showers, grab bars for bathroom, grab bars for elderly for wall.

I am not a fan of suction grab bars, I feel that they give a false sense of security.

They are not meant to hold your full weight and all the ones that I have tested all require to be re-mounted almost every day.

But, some individuals like to have something that is easy to install and can help them to steady themselves while standing.

Bathroom Fan Switch With Timer

ENERLITES Countdown Timer Switch for Bathroom Fans and Lights, 1-30 Min, Neutral Wire Required, UL Listed, White
  • Automate the shut off operations of all types of lights including LEDs, CFLs, fans and heaters at the time pre-set

It’s easy to forget that the bathroom fan is left on. Leaving a fan on for too long can potentially cause a fire.

So, a fan switch that has a built in timer is a great solution.

Motion Sensor Lights

AUVON Plug in Night Light with Motion Sensor and Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Mini Warm White LED Nightlight with 1-50 lm Adjustable Brightness for Bathroom, Hallway, Stairs, Bedroom, Kitchen (4 Pack)
  • Energy-saving Smart Night Light. AUVON smart night light has 2 modes operated by an independently working dusk to dawn sensor and motion sensor, which is perfect for the bathroom, corridor, stairs, bedroom, children’s room, kitchen, etc. With a maximum power consumption of 1.3w and an annual cost of less than 2 cents (based on 20cents/kWh), it is energy-saving and environmentally friendly.

A motion sensor night light can be extremely helpful for older adults anywhere throughout the house.

Single Lever Faucets

Aqua Vista 30-B410-AV Single Handle Bathroom Faucet
  • This single handle bathroom faucet will serve as the perfect stylish addition to your home. Featuring a polished chrome finish that offers a mirror-like, highly-reflective shine that reflects your personal style and complements a wide range of bath decor styles.

A single lever is much easier to manage than two knobs.

Corner Guards

8 Pack Corner Protector for Baby, Clear Furniture Corner Guard & Edge Safety Bumpers for Table Edges & Sharp Corners – Baby Proofing (L Shape)
  • 👶【Keep safe from sharp coners】:Thickened design baby Proof Corner Guards,Stop Child Head Injuries from Tables, Furniture and Sharp Corners.The clear corner protectors can widely Use yours on wood, metal, marble or glass furniture. Recommended Age :0-48 month old.

If your vanity / sink area has sharp corners, you may want to “soften” them by adding corner guards like these.

Touchless Soap Dispenser

Secura 17oz Automatic Liquid Soap Dispenser, Touchless Battery Operated Hand Soap Dispenser with Adjustable Soap Dispensing Volume Control Dial, Perfect for Household Use (Chrome)
  • Water-resistant battery-operated automatic soap dispenser with 17 oz. capacity container. The 4*AA alkaline batteries are not included. Do not use rechargeable batteries (low voltage will cause the product to not work)

A hygienic, hands-free device that automatically dispenses soap with a motion sensor, minimizing effort and reducing the spread of germs, ideal for elderly individuals with limited mobility or dexterity.

Non-Slip Rugs

SONORO KATE Bathroom Rug 32″×20″, Non-Slip Bath Mat,Soft Cozy Shaggy Thick Chenille Bath Rugs for Bathroom,Plush Rugs for Bathtubs,Water Absorbent Rain Showers and Under The Sink (Dark Grey)
  • Non-Slip PVC Bottom – Non slip bottom features high quality mesh PVC material to prevent the mat from shifting and skidding, protecting you and family from any slipping in the bathroom. WARNING: Place mat on CLEAN DRY FLAT FLOOR ONLY. Water under rug can cause it to slip. Always keep bottom of rug dry.

For rugs by the bathtub, shower and sink, you absolutely want ones that are non-slip. If possible, you also want them to be as thin as possible to make it easier to maneuver with a walker.

Read about items that can help to make your shower safer here.

And about the tools to help make your bathtub safer too!

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