To help provide resources for safety during “Senior’s Safety Week” we want to discuss the most dangerous room in the home: the bathroom. For those with limited mobility, or seniors, it is important to consider the fall risks that exist in the bathroom to ensure that people are safely able to go about daily routines. In this episode we will review bathroom hazards and will discuss the many suggestions an Occupational Therapist may make after a home assessment. These might include mats, bars, lifts, benches or even home modifications – of course the solutions will depend on your condition, age, and the layout of your home.
We hope you enjoy this video from our Occupational Therapy Video (OT-V) series and can use some of our tips to stay safe at home!