Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injury, and for people with limited mobility due to an injury, a medical condition or age, the risk of getting hurt from a fall is even greater. With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that one out of every four adults over the age of 65 will suffer a fall each year, it's important that you seriously consider safety in your home. Shower and bath accessories from CVS can help to make your bathroom safer, and there are many different products available for you to browse and buy online.
In the shower, a person with limited mobility can easily fall when bending over to wash. Fortunately, you can make it easier for yourself or your loved one to bathe with a handheld shower sprayer. These bathroom accessories feature of a handset with water outlets just like an overhead showerhead. The head is mounted on a flexible tube with an attachment on the other end to connect to the shower pipe. Because of the length and maneuverability of the hose, the handheld shower can reach the lower body and back with ease.
For individuals that need assistance with personal care tasks, shower and bath accessories can be highly beneficial. Washcloth gloves allow caregivers to easily wash people who require help with bathing. Individuals may also wish to use these wearable washcloths themselves to eliminate the possibility of dropping a washcloth or sponge in the shower or tub. Wiping aids can help people with limited mobility use the toilet without assistance.
Showers and tub surfaces and bathroom floors can become very slippery when wet. To lower the likelihood of someone falling while bathing or getting in and out of the shower or tub, you can use anti-skid bath and shower mats. These products typically stick to the floor, tub or shower with suction cups or grippy backing. On their surfaces, the mats have a special texture that helps provide traction for wet feet. Mats come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you'll want to measure the area that you wish to cover prior to shopping.
Having toiletries within easy reach in the bathroom reduces the need to bend. Bathroom accessory manufacturers offer a diverse assortment of organizers that can be mounted on the wall of the tub, shower or bathroom or hung from the showerhead to store toiletries.