Bath Aids for Older Adults
Falls are a common occurrence among seniors and a significant threat to their health and safety. According to aging.com, seniors are at greater risk of falling in their day-to-day activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.
The bathroom may be the most dangerous room within a home for the senior due to hard, wet surfaces and several corners and edges where the head can impact during a fall. All Carmichael’s locations carry a variety of bath aids, including grab bars, tub transfer benches and other safety products. They provide support for standing, sitting and preventing falls among older adults and home care patients.
Types of Bath Aids
The best-selling Drive Folding Universal Sliding Transfer Bench slides left and right along the frame for easy entry into and out of a bathtub. It comes with a removable soap dish, a safety net to catch dropped personal items and to help prevent bending and a seat belt for added safety. It is also made using recycled materials and folds flat for transport and storage.
A handheld shower head such as the HealthSmart handheld body shower head is a great accessory for those using a shower seat or transfer bench. It reduces the chance of falling by eliminating the constant up and down movement from the transfer bench. The handheld shower head is easy to install and comes with a built-in on/off switch for easy operation and a 6-foot hose.
The NOVA 12-inch Suction Cup Grab Bar is another tool that helps a slippery fall in the tub. It can be installed quickly without tools and is easy to attach and remove. It also has a secure suction indicator, which displays green for secure and red for not secure.
More Reasons to Get a Bath Aid
Bath aids are proven to reduce the risk of falling in the bathroom and prevent serious and fatal injuries caused by a fall. Individuals who suffer from a fall are more likely to decrease their physical and social activities and are prone to fall again. When you purchase bath aids, you boost your quality of life potential as a dependent, and if you are a caregiver, you provide yourself relief from the daily tasks associated with home care patients.
Carmichael’s offers high quality products and services, including quality bath aids and safety products that help prevent falls. We also have billing specialists who can check whether insurance coverage will cover the cost of certain items. Contact a Carmichael’s retail location in Crowley, Lafayette and Lake Charles for more information.