Senior citizens, especially with mobility issues need to be very cautious in bathrooms. Slips are very common in bathtubs and shower areas that can lead to injuries. Shower mats and grab bars are the excellent bath safety enhancements for avoiding injuries. Most of these can easily be installed yourself, or with the help of a friend or family member.
Gorilla Grip Original Bath & Shower Mat
This antibacterial mat stays in place even on smooth surfaces, and because of it’s extra-large in size, it provides excellent coverage. The Gorilla Grip Original Bath and Shower Mat also come with small holes all over to allow for water circulation, so you do not have to worry about mold growth. This bath and shower matt is also non-toxic and Phthalate free. Backed by a 10-year warranty, this mat is machine washable. Securing the suction cups before use is important. Keep in mind that this mat is not for tiled or textured surface.
Moen Bathroom Grab Bar
This 18-inch grab bar comes with a secure mount design, making it easy to install. The construction is of stainless steel, so be assured of durability. The glacier finish offers a bright and clean look. Moen Bathroom Grab Bar also conforms with ADA specifications. Feel secure with this bar that can support up to 500 lbs.
Safe-er-Grip Bathtub & Shower Handle
This handle is designed with safety and mobility in mind. This accessory lets you get in and out of shower or bathtub with confidence. Safe-er-Grip Bathtub & Shower Handle is the perfect bath protection item that can be installed on to smooth tiles quite easily.
Shower Mats and grab bars ensure safety while also being easy to use. The products mentioned above are readily available and are built to make the life of senior citizens with mobility issues more comfortable. Have you used any of these products before? If so, what was your experience with them?