Falls in the home often happen in the bathroom fear of falling may discourage bathing

Try: Increase safety while bathing by using a tub or shower transfer bench scoot in along the bench and brings one leg at a time over the side of the tub once in stay seated except to stand and clean private areas use safely-mounted grab bars for balance when sitting or standing prevent slipping with a non-skid mat on the tub or shower floor shampoo and condition hair and then lather and rinse body using the hand-held showerhead dry as much as possible with a towel while still seated to exit lift one leg at a time out of the tub and shift to the edge of the bench finish drying and dress seated on the outer side of the bench stand to dry private areas and to pull up underwear and pants

Materials: Tub or shower with shower curtain not door tub and shower bench grab bars hand-held showerhead non-skid bath mat soap shampoo conditioner washcloth and towels

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Independence, No Supervision

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

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