You may remember from our previous article that the bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in the average home. Over the course of our lifetime, we spend more time using our toilets and sinks than almost any other spaces at home . This is why it’s important to modify your bathroom as you age in place, so your time in the bathroom is comfortable and well-spent. Here are some things to ask before you get to work.
What would you say is the most dangerous room in your home? Your kitchen? Your tool shed? You may be surprised to know that most dangerous household falls happen in bathrooms. Maybe you remember from our previous article that deaths from falls are a growing household danger for the senior population, so there is an urgent need to prevent falls in your bathroom and other places.
Grab bars are an excellent solution for your bathroom, and you may be surprised to know they can be installed elsewhere. Let’s look at some of the questions to ask as you look into grab bars.