Toilet Aids, or bathroom hygiene helpers, allow those with limited use of their hands and arms to function independently when using the toilet. Their comfortable design extends the reach of the user, making toileting easier and cleaner. Toilet aids are easy to clean and are travel friendly. This product is an ideal choice for those with certain physical disabilities and mobility challenges.
What is an Automatic Bath Lifter?
If you struggle getting in and out of your tub, bath lifts may be your solution. Bath lifts are a safe way to take a warm relaxing bath again. No drilling or tools are required- you sit on the seat and lower yourself into your tub. When you’re finished, raise yourself with a push of a button. What I like about the Akkulift is that it’s programmed not to lower you unless it has enough power to raise you back up.
There are quite a few bath lifts available and they can be an investment, so make sure you do your homework when you are shopping around.
The Home Safety Council estimates that falls account for 5.1 million injuries and 6,000 deaths each year. The majority of those fall deaths occur among people aged 65 and older.
It’s imperative that your house is properly furnished with equipment that will keep you safe.
Read this checklist to see if your bathroom is properly equipped:
- Grab bars are installed in the bath and shower stalls.
- Do not use towel racks and wall mounted soap dishes as grab bars. They cannot sustain an adult’s weight.
- Non-slip mats or adhesive safety strips or decals are installed in bathtubs and shower floors.
- The floor is kept clean by promptly wiping up spills.
- Non-skid bathmats are on the bathroom floor.
- Do not use cleaning supplies that leave a slippery residue.
- Use nightlights to light up bathroom and hallways.