Residents who have mobility problems and are at risk for falling may need extra care around the bathroom and shower. According to the National Safety Council, the bathroom is often the most dangerous room. The smooth surfaces and wet conditions pose particular hazards in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Falls in the bathroom are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries, and conditions there can generate a variety of F-Tag citations for your facility. Proper bathroom safety is essential to maintain compliance and avoid accidents.
Sitting down and rising from a toilet can be a challenge for residents. The low height of most toilets combined with balance or mobility issues make bathroom visits a risky event. Elevated or raised toilet seats provide extra support for residents who are unable to use a regular-height toilet. Available in 300 pound capacity, elevated seats attach to existing toilets and come with or without extra support arms.
Also available are commode chairs for those patients who have trouble walking to the bathroom. Commodes are available in various weight capacities, and include splash shields, durable snap-on seats, and strong support frames. Shop Toilet Safety