Safety & Prevention Tips

4 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Safer

Each year about one-third of all people over age 65 will fall. Many of these falls result in broken bones. As a person with osteoporosis, you want to be extra cautious when it comes to your bones. To help keep a fall out of your future, try these four ways to make your bathroom safer.


Wipe up puddles or splashes promptly.

Eliminate this easy-to-avoid slip hazard—wet floors!


Add traction mats to slippery bathtubs.

Make your bathtub safer in minutes by adding a nonslip mat.


Remove any rug with a tendency to slip or bunch up.

Use rubber-backed bath mats instead—they’ll stay in place as you get out of the shower.


Use a plug-in night-light to guide nighttime bathroom trips.

Light your way in the dark to avoid bumping into walls and furniture.