Bathroom safety equipment is designed to provide extra layers of protection and security for individuals who are unable to bathe or toilet themselves. It allows them to live life to the fullest by actively participating in handling their daily needs.
What groups of individuals might need this kind of equipment?
Elderly persons or anyone who is too weak to stand for long periods of time
Individuals who have sustained injuries like broken bones or are paralyzed
Pediatric patients with special needs – spina bifida or cerebral palsy – or other mobility limiting conditions
Individuals who are recovering from certain types of surgery
Bathroom safety equipment provides many benefits for these individuals. It restores their dignity, allowing them to take care of their hygiene needs by themselves, rather than depending on others. It furnishes peace of mind, as they do not have to be afraid of falling. Getting individuals in and out of the bath or shower is easier and less stressful for the individual and/or the caregiver with the help of assistive equipment, and daily living activities like bathing or toileting are more comfortable.
There are four basic categories of bathroom safety equipment: bath and shower aids, bath benches and shower chairs, grab bars, and toilet safety aids.
Available products include:
- Bath and shower seats
- Transfer benches
- Raised toilet seats
- Toilet safety frames
- Suction and mounted grab bars