Every year, as we turn the calendar over and look at January, we may not realize it, but this is Bath Safety Month. In truth, most people don’t even think twice about their safety in the bathroom, not until they slip a little in the tub and their heart begins racing, realizing how close they came to a potentially serious fall (with injuries to boot). While neither they nor you may have even thought about elderly care at an assisted living facility as a way to help them stay safer, January is the perfect time to begin discussing bath safety and their future.
When was the last time you slipped and fell down? Perhaps you tripped over something you didn’t see in the hallway or the kitchen. Maybe it was a bathroom mishap and you slipped stepping out of the tub.
For most healthy, young, strong adults, even the most seemingly innocuous mishaps are often overlooked and forgotten quickly. That is, if they don’t result in serious injuries.