Welcome back to the second edition of our monthly Independence Series articles. In August we started by looking at essential utensils that can reduce discomfort and danger in the kitchen. This time, we are moving to the bathroom with the goal of improving independence and pride all within the comfort of one’s own home. Presenting to you our top 3 bathroom aids. A common fear in the bathroom is slipping when washing or moving from one appliance to another. Today, we will be showing how to prevent these chances… But remember, we are still only a button away if anything doesn’t go to plan!
Note that many of these products are also eligible for VAT relief in the UK.
To the bathroom, where things need to be safe and easy…
The most basic aid in bathing is the anti-slip shower mat. At such a low price, it is amazing how much your safety in the bathroom can be returned. Can be used in both the shower and the bath, preventing slips and falls. Furthermore, this works so well with other aids such as a rail to contribute to a senior-friendly bathroom.
Many seats from inside train carriages to sofas at home have arm rails. So, this leaves us thinking why is a bathroom toilet seat any different? However, the internet is in our favour (once again). We have found rails for your bathroom toilet seat so that you can maintain your dignity… Taking care of everyday activities while reducing danger risks.
By paying a slightly higher price, this shower seat is different from many others. This shower seat is made from a water-proof coated bamboo. Not only is bamboo a great ventilated surface (for quick drying of the seating) but it is a stylish design that a bathroom can be designed to match, unlike many standard white plastic and silver aluminium setups. This removes the hospital and cares feels, making the bathroom still feel like home. This is perfect as it improves your safety and comfort without making a stark change to the design of one’s home.
Hopefully, this blog post highlights the various options and products available that can make living independently a little bit easier. This week, with the bathroom in mind. At Lifeline24, our goal is to provide perfect support at home. With the products you need to make daily tasks that little bit easier and the personal alarm system, both yours and your family’s comfort can be restored…. Knowing that there is help seconds away if you need it. Similarly, you may have a friend or relative in mind so to find out more about our life-saving personal alarm service you can get in touch with our friendly team on 1 800 937543.
Join us next month for our third wave in the independence series where we will be elsewhere around the home. If you have any suggestions for our next blog post, leave them in the comment section.
Click here for – Independence Series: Kitchen Aids For The Elderly and Independent
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 29th July 2021 to reflect current information.