Did you know that roughly 80% of the reported slip-and-fall cases in people over the age of 65 occur in the bathroom? (check out stats on overall falls in the bathroom – I believe its the most dangerous room regardless of age). And if someone in this age group injures themselves while falling, they may lose their independence by having to live in an assisted living facility so they can be monitored around the clock. Everyone should feel safe and happy in their home, and if something as simple as a shower chair will reduce the risk of falling significantly, it’s a no-brainer to invest in one!
Portable Showers Are Cost-Effective and Safe
Traditional bathtubs and showers can be difficult to get in and out of for people with mobility limitations. A full home remodeling project may not be within your budget, but installing a portable shower or walk-in tub can fit virtually any budget! Portable showers are amazing because they can be set up anywhere there’s warm water access, can be easily accessed with a wheelchair and folds down into a compact package to be easily transported when needed. Having one in the home virtually eliminates the risk of any trip-and-fall scenarios!
Maintain Stability With Grab Bars
Grab bars can save someone’s life. Many people who fall in the bathroom try to hold onto something as they are falling, but if nothing is there, they could seriously injure themselves. Whether it’s by the toilet, walk-in tub, shower or anywhere else in the bathroom, grab bars provide safety and a boost in confidence for people who have a hard time getting around. When you don’t have to focus as hard on making sure every step is stable, there’s much less hesitation so more natural movements can be made.
One of our customers, Dave, had this to say about Next Day Access:
“When you feel you’re in a crisis with someone who is experiencing an injury or an illness that has limited mobility to move from room to room. Call Next Day Access. They have many solutions that will give your loved one some independence and give you some peace of mind.”
Next Day Access is in the business of providing the independence people need to live safely in their homes. And whether your home needs better accessibility or if you’re a caregiver taking care of an elderly loved one, call and schedule an in-home safety evaluation for peace of mind you can’t put a price on.