10 Useful Bathroom Safety Gifts for Seniors

keep seniors safe and independent with useful bathroom safety gifts

Simple products increase bathroom safety for seniors

A great gift is something that can make your older adult’s everyday life easier.

The bathroom is an especially dangerous place for seniors – hard surfaces, small spaces, lots of corners and edges, and slippery water sets the perfect stage for accidents and falls.

So, we found 10 simple and effective products that improve bathroom safety for seniors.

They make it easier for your older adult to take care of everyday needs, reduce the risk of falls, and help them remain as independent as possible.

Having the confidence to safely perform personal tasks like using the toilet or bathing boosts your older adult’s self-esteem and mood. And increased safety means less worrying for you.

 

10 helpful bathroom safety gifts for seniors

good lighting improves bathroom safety and reduces risk of falls, especially at night

1) $10 Kohree automatic plug-in LED night light (pack of 4)
Automatic night lights help seniors see their path and reduce fall risk when going to the bathroom at night.

 

wall mounted grab bars improve bathroom safety for seniors

2) $12-35 Moen bathroom grab bar, varying lengths
Wall-mounted grab bars provide secure support to prevent slips and falls. Mount them next to the toilet and/or in the bath and shower.

 

grip tape helps seniors get a better grip on bathroom surfaces and reduces fall risk

3) $22 3M Scotch gripping tape (5 yards)
Add this thin, flexible high-grip tape to grab bars and handrails.

It gives your older adult a more secure hold even if their hands are wet or oily or if they don’t have a strong grip. It’s also designed for easy removal.

 

a handheld shower head makes it easier for seniors to shower either sitting or standing

4) $26 Delta handheld shower head
This easy-to-install handheld shower head makes it easy for seniors to sit or stand while bathing.

 

a toilet safety frame helps seniors stay safe and more independent in the bathroom

5) $28 Medline toilet safety frame with arms
A toilet safety frame gives seniors a helpful guide and support when using the toilet.

This model is adjustable to accommodate different toilet heights and the width that suits your older adult best.

 

increase bathroom safety for seniors with an extra grip rail on the side of the tub

6) $28 Medline bathtub safety grab bar, locks to side of tub
This bar locks onto the side of the bathtub to give your older adult an extra hand-hold when they’re stepping in and out of the tub.

No tools are needed for installation and rubber-lined pads prevent the tub surface from being damaged.

 

make tubs and showers safer for seniors with a non slip grib surface

7) $30 Tub Grip Clear anti-slip bathtub coating
This clear, non-slip treatment for bathtubs and shower floors is highly rated and works better than stick-on products which will eventually come off or get mildew-y and slippery.

We also found a handy video showing how to prepare the tub or shower and apply the coating.

 

a raised toilet seat helps seniors be independent in the bathroom

8) $36 Drive Medical raised toilet seat with arms
An easy-to-install raised toilet seat makes it easier for older adults to sit down and get up from the toilet.

This reduces the chance of falling or not being able to get up from the seat.

 

a sliding transfer bench allows low mobility or frail seniors to safely and easily get into the tub

9) $92 Duro-Med heavy-duty sliding transfer bench and shower chair
This sliding transfer bench makes it easy for seniors to get into a standard tub with very little effort.

With a weight capacity of 400 pounds, it’s especially helpful for those who have limited mobility or are very frail. A cut-out makes it easy to wash private parts while seated.

 

add a safety grab bar anywhere with this non-permanent stander bar, it's especially useful in tight bathroom spots

10) $135 Stander floor to ceiling pole grab bar
Sometimes you can’t install a grab bar where it’s needed. Or, you might not want a permanent one.

A great solution is to use a floor to ceiling pole grab bar. These can be easily installed anywhere (no tools!) and aren’t permanent.

 

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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Image: Home Care Assistance Tucson

 

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