- Keep the bathroom floor dry, making sure it has no water on it. A weighted shower curtain will help ensure that no water leaks onto the floor.
- Place grab bars or rails in or around the bathtub, shower and toilet. They’ll help you balance as you stand or sit and give you something to hold on to if you do slip.
- Your bathroom should be adequately lit during the day. At night, put a nightlight on the path to the bathroom. Within the bathroom, use a nightlight.
- If your toilet seat is low, consider buying a toilet seat extender or a toilet with a higher seat. That way you can get up safely and with less effort.
- Put a bath or shower seat or bench in the shower or tub. You'll then have a place to sit.
- Equip your shower with a handheld or adjustable shower head. You can maneuver it where you want it, minimizing your movement in the shower.
- Always take your time. The more you rush, the more likely you are to fall.
- Secure loose rugs with double-faced tape, tacks or slip-resistant backings. To avoid slippery floor in the bathroom
- Put nonslip strips, mats or tiles in your tub and shower to help prevent falls. To combat tripping, secure any loose corners on mats.
- Be sure to keep the tub clean to counteract slippery soap scum or mold.
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