Ron in SE Michigan writes how addressed steps he took to reduce bathroom falls.
A few years ago, my Mother was showing bruises but she claimed didn’t know what caused them. We learned she was falling trying to get in and out of the bathtub to use its shower. She refused to tell us fearing we would try to move her into an assisted living home. We needed to take steps to reduce bathroom falls. She was using a shower chair.
As a result, I started a company (Southeast Michigan) ... that does Bathtub to Walk-In Shower Conversions.by cutting out the side of the existing bathtub. Our prices are 80% less than replacing the tub. Several of my clients tell stories of their children buying them a stool.. to help step over the side of the tub, only to be higher when they fell. Also, one told me she got in and could not get out – and she spent the night sleeping in the tub.
Our service is the lowest cost option for those who need a bathtub to walk-in conversion. We’re on Facebook at “Tub Transformations LLC” – Check us out.
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Please talk to your parents about bathroom safety. If they need assistance please do not buy them a stool… it actually can cause them more harm.
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Thank you so much for sharing this information with us. So many baby boomers are taking care of aging parents... and then creating products or services that help others baby boomers. So many are going through the same thing. Your entrepreneurial spirit not only is a wonderful solution.. to a major problem, it is cost effective.
Falls are the number #1 independence robber of seniors
Fall safety is so important. Falls in the home are the major reason for nursing home placement. Many aging seniors want to remain in their homes as they age. You make that possible. Making age in place modifications to reduce the risk of falls in the bathroom is an important part of helping elderly loved ones stay safe. Start by making sure that floors are slip-resistant and installing grab bars near showers, toilets, and bathtubs.
Make sure that walkways and pathways inside the home are clear of any potential trip hazards or clutter. Installing a raised toilet seat and adding safety handles can also help reduce the risk of injury from falling.
Additionally, consider adding a shower chair or bench so that your elderly loved one can sit down while bathing or showering, rather than standing up. Finally, check for adequate lighting both inside and outside the bathroom to ensure visibility at all times. Taking these steps will create a safe environment for your loved one and help reduce the risk of falls in the bathroom.
These age in place modifications can be costly, but they are essential for preventing falls and providing a safe environment for your elderly loved ones. If you need help with funding age in place modifications, there are many resources available to provide financial assistance. By taking these precautions, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your elderly loved ones are safe and secure when using the bathroom at home.
Adequate lighting, non slip bath mats and other age in place modifications can help reduce the risk of falls in the bathroom for elderly people. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create a safe environment for your loved one and help them age in place safely.
If you're looking for more information about age in place modifications or how to prevent falls, consult a local occupational therapist or home health expert for assistance. They can provide advice on how best to make age-appropriate modifications that will meet your family’s needs. With the right safety precautions in place, your elderly loved ones will be able to enjoy greater independence and remain living at home with dignity and comfort.
Thank you! Good luck on your new business.
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