Many people don’t realize it, but the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the home. Each year, nearly 400 people die in tragic bathroom accidents, and thousands more are injured. Here, Bath Planet offers tips on preventing bathroom tragedies.
Q: What is the average age of persons injured in bathroom-related incidents?
Bath Planet: Ages range from infants to senior citizens, with those younger than five and those older than 65 comprising the bulk of the fatalities.
Q: How can I help my aging parent feel more secure in the bathroom?
Bath Planet: Start by installing non-slip strips on the bathroom or shower floor. Purchase shampoos and body washes that won’t leak if left open and ensure any bathroom rugs are positioned close enough to step onto without reaching. A safety bar or tub rail will offer stability while entering and exiting the bath.