Slick tiles and shower puddles can make the bathroom a health hazard for older people. Many elderly individuals suffer from diminished balance and stability as they age, which even makes slips and falls a risk on secure flooring. The slippery nature of most bathroom floors increases this danger. To ensure your loved one’s safety, be sure to minimize areas of exposed tile. Placing secured rugs on high-traffic areas such as the shower entrance and sink region can reduce the occurrence of falls. Installing bars at the toilet and in the shower can also help an elderly individual secure his balance when using the bathroom.
Avalon Residential Care Homes offers comprehensive Alzheimer’s care for individuals in the greater Dallas and Fort Worth area. If you have a loved one whose health is deteriorating because of Alzheimer’s disease, call us at (214) 752-7050. We can help you determine the level of Alzheimer’s support that your family member requires.