Your bathroom can be a hazardous place if you’re not careful. Make sure you can use it safely and comfortably with these upgrades.
Hand-held Shower Head
This may seem more for comfort than safety, but it is actually good for both. It’s nice to be able to control where the water flows when taking a shower, but that also means you won’t have to adjust your body to get the water to wash awkward places like your legs and feet. Less movement during a shower lowers your risk of slipping. You could prevent a lot of accidents that way.
It’s important to avoid slipping in the shower, but also when you step out of the shower. Place a non-slip mat outside your shower where you step to get out. For added safety, place another one by your sink so you can walk without worry. Having a few mats on your bathroom floor could end up saving you a trip to the hospital.
Lower Shelves and Cabinets
Lowering your shelves and cabinets, or just using the areas closest to you will make life a bit easier. Keeping items you need within reach will help you avoid straining to get something. It will also prevent you from falling if you try to awkwardly grab something. Pull-out shelves are a great option as well. Instead of trying to reach for what you need, you can bring it closer.
Weighted Shower Curtain
One of the problems people have is keeping the water from dripping onto the floor during a shower. Typical shower curtains aren’t the best at keeping your bathroom floor dry because they aren’t very stable. Getting weighted shower curtains will keep them in place because the weights are down at the hems. A dryer floor means less chance of slipping.
Avoiding accidents by taking preventative measures is very smart, but accidents still happen. If you haven’t already, start building your emergency fund today so you are prepared for whatever comes your way. At SeaComm, you can choose between a variety of options, including Regular Savings, Health Savings, Money Markets, Share Certificates, and more! Stop by your local branch or call us at (800) 764-0566, we are happy to help!