As the Care recipient (cr) ages or loses health their independence will begin to decrease the following are tips to allow the cr to keep independent as long as possible

Try: Stepping out of the tub or shower stepping out of a bathtub can sometimes be problematic especially for crs grab bars a shower mat and bath steps are some helpful tools to ensure safety shower seats while showering crs often tire this presents a safety issue one answer is to provide shower seat shower seats allow for both safety and privacy shower safety for crs showering for crs must be a safe and private activity a large suction cupped shower mat is always in order to prevent slipping keep in mind that some people are allergic to latex so a non-rubber mat must be considered otherwise rubber bath or shower mats are preferred for safety bathroom personal care older crs can find it tough to use toilet tissue to complete the task there are helpful items available to extend one one’s reach these are especially helpful with arthritis shoulder or back issues and balance problems helpful ideas when considering bathroom independence for the cr safety is of primary concern be certain that grab bars are located near the toilet if needed also the toilet itself should be high enough to facilitate sitting and rising many crs have hip knee or back problems which may render them off balance be aware that raisers are available to raise the entire bowl higher bedroom safety for seniors sometimes just getting out of bed is a chore falls are a distinct possibility if this is not done properly adding grab bars to the bed is a good solution many times seniors experience dizziness when arising so the bars help them to get their bearings before actually getting up bars can be situated on the side of the bed and used to pull oneself up to a seated position shower safety crs sometimes unsure of their footing face danger while showering it is always advisable to have grab bars inserted on the tub or on the wall if a walk in shower these wall grab bars should be installed by a licensed carpenter they are designed to hold a lot of weight and must be attached to the studs rather than just anywhere

Materials: n/a

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Personal

Information: n/a

References: Eldercare lifetips com

Keywords: Dependence independence

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *