A primary concern of senior citizens is whether they can continue to live independently as they get older. Their loved ones often have the same concerns. Even if seniors want to continue to live on their own, they must confront the fact that they may not be as capable of some things as they once were. For many people, the inevitable result of aging is that senses become much less sharp, thinking may not occur as quickly as in the past, and senior citizens may not be as strong physically or as coordinated as when they were younger. Getting older means making some adjustments to the way we live, and in some cases these changes are necessary to keep us safe.
For seniors who want to continue living in their homes, they also must consider making some changes to their residences to make them more livable. In particular, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms for the elderly. That’s why it’s important for seniors and their loved ones to consider adapting their bathrooms to make them safer to use. Many people must make adjustments as they get older to accommodate for these changes, whether it’s by purchasing a tub transfer bench, using a raised toilet seat or installing grab bars. If you or someone you love is getting older and wants to continue to live independently, you can benefit from the following tips to make the bathroom a safer place.