Bathtubs and showers are slippery by nature, and they present a genuine household hazard to people of every age, but especially to seniors. One of our primary focuses here at Safeguard Tubs is ensuring that senior citizens are able to use their bathtubs without needing to worry about their safety. Here are some of our basic tips for improving your safety when using a bathtub.

Install Grab Bars and Railings

We strongly recommend that all tubs have the appropriate railings and grab bars installed. Too many tub accidents occur because a person slips, grabs their in-tub towel bar (which is not designed to hold your weight) for support, and ends up falling in a worse position than they would have originally. Properly installed railings and grab bars that are customized for your tub and your usage requirements can help keep you stable while using your tub, thus minimizing fall risks. Be sure to use your grips as you get in and out of your tub.

Keep Traction

No matter where you are in your bathroom, your feet need a firm and steady footing. Install textured tiles on your floor and non-slip treads in your tub to avoid slipping.  Bath mats and rugs are also necessary to avoid slipping. Keep your tub well-cleaned to evade slippery build-ups of soap scum or other grime.

Install a Walk-In Tub

One of the easiest ways to avoid the hazards of getting in and out of a traditional tub is to use a non-traditional one. Our walk-in tubs make it incredibly easy to get in and out of the tub without any kind of acrobatics required. When you no longer have to lift one foot off the ground or angle yourself to get in to your tub, you suddenly decrease the danger of the tub significantly.

8/1/2016 04:00:54 pm

Just installed my walk in tub and it works great!!! Love to send you pictures of the install.

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