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.