Category Archives: Aging In Place

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

When it comes to senior health and safety, fall prevention is always front of mind. Roughly 1 in 4 seniors over 65 experiences a fall every year according to the National Council on Aging while those with conditions that impact motor functions (like dementia and Parkinson’s) are at an even higher risk.

One of the most fall-prone environments in the home is the bathroom – slick tile, an abundance of water, and the oftentimes exerting tasks of bathing and toileting can all add up to a recipe for disaster. As a senior caregiver, keep these important bathroom safety tips in mind:

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Taking the First Step to Aging in Place

Walk in bath tubs | Taking The First Step to Aging In PlaceAging in place in your San Jose home is all about taking the first step, into a walk-in bathtub that is! Some seniors don’t realize how quickly things can change.  One day you are fine to step into and out of the bathtub and it seems like the next you are not able to maneuver that way. Most of us take for granted how limber and agile we are when we are in our younger years.  As we age, we are finding that things that were once mindless and easy to do require a little more effort and even sometimes some assistance.  To age in place, it is important to have all of the necessary tools to be safe and still get around as easily as possible.

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