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Shower safety for Older Americans

Posted on August 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized by ElectricScooterBlogger |

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Studies have shown the benefits of aging in home. Yet, why is it that so many Older Americans find themselves packing up and moving into a retirement community or assisted living facility?

For many, the answer is because our aging bodies just make it harder to get around. Things such as stairs, bathtubs and even tall cupboards can make life downright frustrating.

That is why the Electric Scooter Store is dedicated to carrying products that can make aging in place a reality. Today we will focus on shower safety, and a few things that can make this ordinary task easier:

  • Transfer benches. These devices allow you to transfer from your walker into the shower or bath. You place the bench in the shower, and then turn around so your back is facing the bench. You then sit down onto the bench, release your walker and turn so you are facing the shower. It eliminates the painful step of lifting your legs over the bathtub.
  • Grab bars. These can help you get out of the shower once you’re on the transfer bench—or on and off the toilet. They’re also handy to have nearby if you slip on some water, since it will give you something to grasp and prevent a fall.
  • Hand shower kit. These devices are comprised of hoses with showerheads at the end of them, as well as an on-off switch to control the water flow. Prior to getting onto the transfer bench, you place this hose onto the bench itself with the off setting selected. Then, go to the actual main faucet and turn the water on. What this does is allow you to turn the water on and off from the comfort of the transfer bench.

Electric Scooter Store carries a number of other bathroom safety products to make independent living that much easier. Stop in today or give us a call if you have any questions about how to use them.

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