A Guide to a Safe Bathroom for Senior Citizens

Sep 26, 2014 | Home Safety NJ

Install quality lighting in your bathroom.Safety in the bathroom is a major concern among households with senior citizen members. As the latter gets older, he becomes more prone to accidents that occur in the bathroom — and even in other parts of the house. That is why, it is important to observe various safety measures that can keep him safe:
  • Install quality lighting — use soft white bulbs to avoid glare — automatic night lights, and provide a rechargeable flashlight in case of emergencies.
  • Avoid materials that can cause slip and fall accidents, install grab bars, non-slip rugs, and a seat for the shower.
  • Keep the temperature of your water heater at 120 degrees F — test the water first before getting into the tub.
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