Did you know? According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), 80% of falls occur in the bathroom. This is the leading cause of injury-related hospital visits and accidental deaths among seniors. Senior bathroom safety is important. Here are some plumbing fixtures that can be specified in environments for aging that can prevent age-related injury and help seniors age in place (in the comforts of their own home). These products also facilitate staff in assisted living and long-term care facilities.
Plumbing fixtures To Improve Senior Bathroom Safety
American Standard Walk-in Soaking Bathtub
The revolutionary walk-in in tubs are the premium bathtubs for a safer, healthier and more comfortable bathing experience. As seniors age, they can continue to bathe safely in the comfort of their own home without risk of falling and injuring themselves.
Bobrick Vinyl Coated Swing-up Grab bar
Help prevent falls and injuries with the grab bar. This grab bar features a durable zinc-plated steel pipe mounted on a sturdy stainless steel backplate. This bar has a 330 lb. capacity when mounted properly.
Pressalit® Care plus Shower Seat 450
Pressalit Care shower seat has been designed to provide a stable platform for caring for the elderly in assisted living environments, long-term care facilities and can even be beneficial in allowing seniors to age in place right in their own homes. The PLUS shower seat 450, with backrest, is manually height adjustable by 360 mm. The seat is foldable. Features an Anthracite cover plate for vertical wall track.
Stern-Williams Shower Floors with Linear Drain (Pentelic)
Ensure bathroom safety and specify ADA and NBC compliant, linear drain terrazzo non-slip shower floors provide better footing and increased safety to prevent slips and falls, keeping the elderly safe. Improve senior bathrooms safety and slips and falls by specifying the Stern-William Shower Floors.
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