treated as one of the most important rooms in your home!
It is a
room where you could spend a lot of time, and it is the room
where many accidents happen.
are a number of floor plans, I will stick with the traditional
one containing a sink, toilet, and tub& shower.
can be made a lot safer by installing " no slip treads".
Strips on bottom of tub
in width and length. The ones that I have, are about 18 inches
long, and ¾ wide, and come 10 to a package. I bought
2 packages, and placed the strips length ways on the floor of
the tub about 2 inches apart, and start some 6 inches from one
end of the tub. Then a second row starts from the other end,
offset so that they interlock in the center of the tub floor.
the directions on the package.
End of Tub showing hand holds & hand-held shower nozzle.
End of Tub showing hand holds inside & outside of tub
solution, is often engaging the assistance of a trained Occupational
Therapist on what kind of bars, and where they should be placed.
Working together, you can meet your needs.
weight bath stool
are a number of different types of bath chairs.
Some can be moved in and out of the tub, others are semi-
permanent in the tub. I prefer the moveable one, to use
at the toilet & wash basin.
As you may
often sit on the chair, it is a good idea to buy a longer shower
hose, and a plastic hook to position the hose to
the shower wall at a convenient height.
are semi-permanent and moveable ones.
the bath chair!
a trained O.T. for help!
I have not
found a place that sells such a product, so I made one of my
own. However, you can use a firm suitcase. By raising your feet
, "people with short legs" can avoid cramps due to
poor circulation, which can cause a fall.
a number of items that I would recommend.
portable phone, relaxing music, a cushioned seat and back rest
cushion, and flashlight.
In as much
as you may have to spend more time, you should be comforfable