Skip to Content
Close Icon

Bathroom Safety Resources

Keep Your Loved Ones Safe in the Bathroom

Wet, slippery floors, hard surfaces, small spaces, poor lighting, low stools – this combination along with declining mobility can be a recipe for disaster, or even worse, a terrible fall. But, with the proper bathroom safety equipment from CarePro Home Medical, your home's bathroom can go from from being the most dangerous room to the safest! Not sure how? Read through our bathroom safety FAQs below to get some information on how to make your home's bathroom safer. If you're ready to view the bathroom safety products we offer, click the button below.

Browse Bathroom Safety Equipment  Bathroom Safety Blog Posts

Bathroom Safety FAQs 

What are ADA Grab Bar Requirements? 

Find the requirements for both the size and length of grab gar and the placement of grab bar according to the ADA here.  

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Accidents in a Bathroom? 

In short, there isn’t just one best way to prevent an accident in a bathroom. But, with the right precautions taken, the bathroom can become the most dangerous room to the safest. A few things we find most important to preventing accidents in the bathroom include:  

  • Removing rugs  
  • Installing grab bars  
  • Investing in a raised toilet seat  
  • Ensuring there is proper lighting  
  • Be sure there is plenty of space to move and no obstacles 
  • Get a bath mat or non-slip strips in the shower/bathtub

Do I Need a Transfer Bench and a Bath Seat? 

Transfer benches and bath seats vary a little bit, but it is not necessary to have both. If you are looking to purchase one or the other and have plenty of space, a transfer bench offers more features and a little extra safety when getting in and out of the shower. Ultimately, bath seats are only for extra support in the bath so they don’t help while getting in and out as much as a transfer bench does.  

How Often Should Seniors Bathe? 

At minimum, seniors should bathe once or twice a week. However, some professionals say it’s best to bathe every day, but not wash your hair every day. While this can be controversial, we always suggest checking with your doctor as they will know what’s best for each individual. We only stress the importance of ensuring that the bathroom is safe for each and every time you use it, since you will be in there multiple times per day.

Are Walk in Tubs or Showers Safer? 

For many seniors, walk in tubs can offer safer features. The one great thing about this style is that it can also be a shower so you can have the best of both worlds. However, if a shower is what you’re wanting, there are many safety features that can be added to ensure assistance is there when you need it most.