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Assisted Living Communities Offer Senior Safe Bathrooms To Prevent Falls And Accidents

September 12, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Many seniors as they get older feel they have no option but to neglect their personal hygiene. This is because seniors are afraid their bathrooms will be the cause of an accident or fall. Slippery bathrooms are the reason why seniors end up in the hospital for broken hips, legs, arms and other injuries. Seniors do not have the ability to heal quickly and end up suffering for long amounts of time till they are able to overcome their injuries. Assisted living communities provide seniors with a solution to this problem. Assisted living communities have senior safe bathrooms for their residents to make use of. They have all the features in place to minimize the risk of injury in the bathroom. Assisted Living Communities are dedicated to improving the conditions of seniors and at the same time allowing them to live independently for as long as they are capable.

Assisted living facilities feel responsible for protecting their seniors from injuries. Assisted living facilities know how detrimental a physical injury can be for seniors. Juggling several health conditions and a physical injury, some senior immune systems are just not able to cope. Assisted living facilities incorporate senior safe bathrooms by making sure the floors are slip resistant. They ensure all bathroom rugs and carpets are secured and fastened to the floor. Showers, tubs, and bathroom walls have railings for seniors to hold on to as they utilize the bathroom. Corners and edges are padded to make sure seniors don’t hurt themselves. The temperature of water is controlled to make sure that water can never get too hot or too cold. Most assisted living facilities fasten stools and chairs in the shower stall so seniors don’t have to worry about falling. Then with a hand held shower seniors can direct the water as they need it.

Bathroom by ~iampoofz on deviantART

The toilets in senior safe bathrooms are a lot higher than normal bathroom fixtures so that seniors don’t have to stoop lower than necessary. Stooping is what makes a senior uncomfortable as it could cause their knee to buckle or they could suddenly lose their balance. Toilets in assisted living facilities are approximately 5 to 7 inches higher so seniors can easily sit down and stand up. Most assisted living facilities have telephones or intercom systems installed in the bathrooms so seniors can easily request for assistance if needed. Feel at peace knowing your seniors are well taken care of in an assisted living facility. Senior safe bathrooms are just one of the many aspects incorporated in assisted living communities. They offer quality medical care based on the need of senior citizens as well as a range of recreational amenities. The features and services offered in Assisted Living Communities make seniors look forward to their retirement years.

800Seniors.com is a leading referral system in the Elderly Healthcare industry. We are located on 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, California 93021. 800Seniors.com provides the perfect match between seniors searching for health care provisions such as Home Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care, Medical Supplies, as well as a variety of Assisted Living Chicago and Care Homes nationwide. Take the confusion and hassle out of the search. For more information call 1-800-768-8221, visit http://800seniors.com or fax us your details at (805)517-1623.

About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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