Hydraulic handrails can be attached firmly to any tile surface of the bathroom without making any wall drilling. The tile surface must be smooth. In this way, you can fix the handrails at different locations whenever needed. When you find the handrail obstructing your way, simply remove it. It is so flexible.
The bathroom is the place where most accidents take place. One can slip easily down when walking on slippery bath, shower platform or bathroom floor. If the head hits against any hard object nearby accidentally, the result can be fatal. Hence, it is necessary to install fixed handrails near the bath and shower platform to allow elderly persons to get support in the toilet to reduce the chance for slipping. Handrails in the market come in various styles, colours and designs.
For elderly persons with difficulties sitting down and standing up, it is advisable to install toilet handrails around the toilet. In this way, elderly persons can get support from the handrails for rising from the toilet seat. For better results, do check the suitable handrails at rehabilitation shops to match the design of your toilet and the needs of your old parents.
If the bath or shower platform is not lined with anti-skid materials, you may consider using an anti-slip mat instead. However, remember to clean the mat thoroughly after use each time. You must also check the suction power of the mat from time to time. If the plastics turn fake or the suction power gets weaker, simply replace it with a new one. Don’t worry about generating waste. This is not something you can take risk.
After each bath or shower, we can make every part of the bathroom very wet. It can be dangerous if we slip. Hence, place the water absorbing floor mat in front of the bath or shower platform so that it may absorb the water coming down from our bodies. Floor mats are available in department stores and any goods stores. However, make sure that there is anti-slip plastic on the back of the mat and it can grip firmly to the ground. Otherwise, it can become a trap for your old parents.
Toileting aid is a self-wipe sanitary toileting device that helps individuals with limited mobility. It is durable and easy to clean. For elderly person with joint problems, it is difficult for them to put their arms at their back to wipe clean their bodies after toileting. If your parents already have this problem, this device should be of them to them.
Taking a shower is luxury to most elderly persons. But standing while taking a shower could be risky even if one feels good about it at the start. There is the risk of falling down once the legs weaken. Plastic chairs can be used instead. They can be placed in the bath tub and allow the elderly persons to sit while taking a shower or bath It is worth investing in these bathing and shower aids which are normally available at rehabilitation supply shops. The legs of these chairs have anti-slip effect.
It is worrying to think of elderly parents trying to get up from a low toilet bowl. W.C. toilet heighters are available at rehabilitation supplies shops. They serve to improve the height of the toilet bowl.
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