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Shower Safety Tools For Older Adults

The shower can be a hazardous place for seniors due to slippery surfaces, hard-to-reach controls, and the need to stand for extended periods.

Falls in the shower can lead to serious injuries, but with thoughtful modifications, you can create a safer bathing experience.

This not only helps in preventing accidents but also provides peace of mind for both the elderly and their caregivers.

Items That Can Make A Shower Safer For Older Adults

Anti-Scald Shower Valve

ALL METAL 3 Way Shower Diverter Valve – Shower Arm Diverter Connects Both Fixed and Hand Held Showerheads to Shower Arm – Shower Diverter 3 Way for Dual Shower Head – Shower Splitter 2 Way – Chrome
  • BUILT TO LAST A LIFETIME – Unlike a cheap plastic shower valve with diverter, HammerHead Showers is SOLID BRASS and BUILT to LAST. Make this the last shower diverter valve you will ever need.

This is a safety device installed in shower systems to regulate water temperature and prevent sudden changes, protecting users from being scalded by excessively hot water.

Hand Held Shower Heads

HotelSpa 7-setting AquaCare Series Spiral Handheld Shower Head Luxury Convenience Package with Pause Switch, Extra-long Hose PLUS Extra Low-Reach Bracket Stainless Steel Hose – All-Chrome Finish
  • HIGH-PRESSURE LUXURY ALL-IN-ONE SHOWER CONVENIENCE SET Enjoy luxurious hand shower from top American brand PLUS added mobility, easy reach and instant flow control! Seven flow settings include Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Hydrating Mist, Water-saving Economy Rain, Pause and two mixed modes. Oversize 4″ chrome face with advanced high-pressure 3-zone spiral dial and anti-clog jets deliver superior flow performance and reliability.

These are flexible shower heads that can be mounted anywhere in the bathtub / shower area so that it’s an easy reach for you.

Shower Faucet Lever

Delta Faucet Windemere 14 Series Single-Function Shower Handle Valve Trim Kit, Oil Rubbed Bronze BT14096-OB (Valve Not Included)
  • Rough Sold Separately: Shower trim kit only, purchase Delta’s MultiChoice Universal Shower Valve separately to complete the unit (recommended rough-in valve model R10000-UNBX or R10000-UNBXHF)

Any single handle with a lever that can be used to control the flow and temperature of water in a shower is especially easier for those with limited hand strength or dexterity.

Shower Chair or Bench

Medline Shower Chair Seat with Padded Armrests and Back Heavy Duty Shower Chair for Bathtub Slip Resistant Shower Seat with Adjustable Height Shower Chair for Inside Shower with 350 lb Capacity
  • SECURE BATH CHAIR: Provide safe and comfortable care with Medline Shower Chair Bath Seat with Padded Armrests and Back. The slip-resistant soles help ensure the safety of elderly adults during bath time.

This is a water-resistant seat designed for use in a shower, providing stability and comfort for individuals who have difficulty standing for extended periods, particularly benefiting the elderly and those with mobility challenges.

There are some that come without a back, but I always recommended ones like this one with a back for extra safety.

Long Handle Shower Brush

Bath Body Brush with Soft Bristles,Non-Slip Handle Built-in TPR Enhance Grip,15 in Long Handle Gentle Exfoliation Improve Skin’s Health and Beauty for Women Men Shower Brushing (Black)
  • IMPROVE YOUR SKIN – This Shower Brush with Soft Gentle Nylon Bristles Gently Exfoliate. Perfect for Daily Hygiene and Sensitive Skin.

A bathing accessory designed with an extended handle, enabling users to reach and scrub their back and other hard-to-reach areas comfortably, often featuring soft bristles for gentle exfoliation.

This one has soft bristles to help protect the more delicate skin that older adults have.

Shower Stall Organizers

EUDELE Shower Caddy 5 Pack,Adhesive Shower Organizer for Bathroom Storage&Home Decor&Kitchen,No Drilling,Large Capacity,Rustproof Stainless Steel Bathroom Organizer,Shower Shelves for Inside Shower
  • ใ€๐Ÿฑ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒใ€‘The bathroom organizer comes with 5 pieces for different uses, including 2 shower caddies, 2 soap holders,1 toothbrush holder and 5 adhesives. Accommodate wash supplies or cooking seasonings easily with large capacities to make full use of space and facilitate your life; ideal for the dorm/bathroom/kitchen/toilet/tool room.

Shower organizers are storage solutions designed for use in shower stalls, typically including shelves, baskets, or caddies, to neatly hold and organize bathing essentials like shampoo, soap, and razors, maximizing space and keeping items within easy reach.

Wall Mounted Dispenser

I love my shower dispenser. I use it for shampoo, conditioner and body soap.

It’s much safer than handling bottles, dropping them and then having to reach down to get them.

Portable Showers

Portable Wheelchair Safe Shower Stall (Made in the USA, 10-year warranty on frame)
  • Fold Away portable shower wheelchair stalls are manufactured for use by individuals with disabilities who find that traditional bathing facilities are difficult or impossible to use, and who may not be able to do re-modeling of the bathroom to allow for full accessibility. Additional MedAme models are designed for emergency services or HazMat. All MedAme models are completely wheelchair accessible and portable, requiring NO tools or modifications to a site for use.

If for some reason you or someone in your home is unable to get to the shower, there is such a thing as a portable shower stall like this one.

A mobile bathing solution, often consisting of a handheld nozzle, water reservoir, and pump, designed for use in various settings where traditional shower facilities are unavailable.

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