Keeping Mum & Dad At Home: Bathroom Aids
A slip or a fall can cause very minor or very serious injuries, depending on the circumstance. They are very common in the bathroom due to baths/showers and spills of water. The older we are or the less mobile we are, can increase the impact they have on our bodies so if there is any chance of us decreasing the chances of them, then we should take the opportunity to do so as they can have a huge influence on our everyday lifestyle, independency, confidence and mental health.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics, over 30% of adults over the age of sixty-five, have at least one fall a year due to their own health e.g. muscle weakness, mobility, poor eyesight and balance problems. Although, not all falls results in bodily injuries,