January plays host to the National Bath Safety Month, a 31-day observance dedicated to preventing slips and falls in the bathroom. Such accidents are one of the leading causes of ER trips in older adults. In fact, 1 out of 3 adults above the age of 60 have trouble getting in and out of the bathtub according to a study by Michigan University. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts in order to properly honor National Bath Safety Month.
Any number of these suggestions would be a good way to celebrate and honor National Bath Safety Month, but in reality the best way to celebrate is to realize that there are added dangers in the bathroom. It’s easy to lose your balance when moving around on a wet floor. Remind your elderly loved ones to take extra caution when stepping into the bath.
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