With its slippery surfaces and sharp corners, the bathroom is often considered the most dangerous room in the house.
Bathroom safety equipment from 101 Mobility help prevent falls and ensure safety and independence in the bathroom for you and your loved ones.
The bathroom is often referred to as “the most dangerous room in the house”, and for good reason! With slick tile and porcelain surfaces made slicker by water and soap residues, and sharp corners and edges, it’s no wonder that over 235,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to injuries suffered in the bathroom (NYTimes.com).
Rather than avoiding the bathroom, which would be nearly impossible, 101 Mobility seeks to improve bathroom safety for people of all ages and abilities. Seniors, especially, are at a higher risk of slips and injuries in the bathroom, therefore ensuring bathroom safety can be integral to maintaining dignity and independence while safely aging in place.
Bathroom safety aids, which include a wide array of products and modifications from 101 Mobility, provide stability and assistance when needed. With the right bath safety solutions, the most dangerous room in the house can become one of the safest and most enjoyable.
Balance is integral to maintaining bathroom safety, as it reduces the likelihood of slipping, tripping, or falling. Grab bars installed throughout strategic areas in the bathroom offer balance assistance in trouble areas. 101 Mobility’s experts will help you identify the best areas for grab bar placement, and can ensure that your grab bars are properly installed to support the necessary weight load.
Your grab bars do not have to be obvious to guests and visitors. 101 Mobility offers grab bars by LiveWell, which blend in with, and even enhance, your bathroom’s decor, while offering reliable support when you need it. Whatever your needs, our grab bar bathroom aids are available to ensure safety and independence throughout your bathroom.
Bath transfer benches provide an additional level of safety for individuals who have difficulty stepping into the bathtub, or standing for long periods of time. 101 Mobility offers a variety of bath transfer benches, ranging from simple shower chairs to more complex systems that allow the user to sit down outside of the shower and slide effortlessly into the shower. While transfer benches enhance bathroom safety, they should always be used in conjunction with grab bars in order to ensure that users maintain balance at all times.
Most bath safety benches and seats are easily transportable, and can be stored away when not in use for those who are concerned with bathroom appearances.
More than 1/3 of bathroom injuries occur while bathing or showering. Stepping over a bathtub ledge into a wet tub or shower creates a dangerous situation. That’s why we offer modification options to remove the need to step over a ledge to access the tub.
Walk-in tub solutions can be installed in place of standard bathtubs, or retro-fitted into existing tubs. They utilize hinged doors that can be opened to step into the tub with little to no ledge to step over, and closed to create a water-tight seal for bathing. Some walk-in tub models also include raised seats to prevent users from having to lower themselves down into the tub, and may have jets for additional therapeutic benefits.
Barrier-free shower modifications modify a bathroom to remove the tub, leaving the shower intact. They may have low ledges (one to two inches high) or smooth surfaces, accessible by wheelchairs and shower transfer chairs.
Whether you need an easily accessible bathtub for therapeutic benefits or a wheelchair-accessible shower, 101 Mobility’s experts can help you find the best solution to fit your needs and enhance bathroom safety.
For individuals who have trouble bending or standing from a seated position, toilet transfers can be especially dangerous. Toilet safety modifications take the trouble out of toile transfers with just a few simple adjustments.
Toilet safety frames attach to existing toilets to provide sturdy armrests. The adjustable frame provides crucial comfort and support during toilet transfers.
Raised toilet seats may also be attached to existing toilets with only minor modifications. The raised seats reduce the amount of bending required during toilet transfers. They should be used in conjunction with toilet safety frames or professionally-installed grab bars to enhance toilet transfer safety.
For individuals with additional bathroom safety requirements that lie outside of our standard bathroom safety equipment, we offer a range of bathroom modifications. From door widening to allow wheelchairs through, to accessible sinks and overhead patient lifts, our experts can recommend a range of solutions to ensure safety and independence in the bathroom.