Store cords away from water sources.
Install slip resistant flooring.
Keep your home’s water temp at or below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cap electrical outlets with safety covers.
Install good lighting and night lights.
Install a handheld shower head so users of all sizes and abilities can bathe safely.
Use non-slip mats in the tub and shower to help prevent slipping on wet surfaces.
Equip your faucet with an anti-scald device.
If your shower is equipped with glass doors, be sure they are non-breakable (safety glass).
Use battery-powered candles versus traditional to avoid fire hazards.
Be sure that all outlets in your bathroom are GFCI-protected — test once a month.
70% of aging adults use shower features such as a towel bar or the glass shower door to help steady themselves when getting out of the shower or onto the toilet. This can cause series falls and injuries. Instead, install weight-bearing grab bars near the shower, tub, and toilet.
Use a shower chair or add a seamless shower seat for safety and stability.
Install a raised toilet seat for family members with limited mobility.
Consider a walk-in shower. Not only are they trendy right now, but their no-lip entry makes them an ideal universal design solution for people of all ages and abilities.
If you’re an older adult or have different abilities, consider a walk-in tub. Modern walk-in tubs offer thoughtful design features such as door handles that are easy to operate, faucets that are easy to reach and use, and comfortable slide-in seats that accommodate users of all abilities.
Install a bathroom door that swings out rather than in. That way, if a fall does occur, help can easily access the bathroom.
Bathroom design inspiration by Re-Bath.