Every year about 235,000 people over the age of 15 visit emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalized. The best way to avoid these unnecessary injuries is to protect the elderly people we love with an array of bathroom safety products. Many medical home equipment providers take the safety of their clients very seriously. If you live in Miami, there are a bevy of companies that will offer analysis, advice, and rental supplies for patients at home, including bathroom safety products—items that will help make simple, everyday tasks safer and easier.

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Any home healthcare expert will tell you that the bathroom can be the most dangerous room in the house. All electrical items in the bathroom such as heaters, hair dryers, shavers, radios, TVs, computers and any other appliances that runs on electrical power should be located away from any basin that normally holds water—such as a sink, shower, toilet or bathtub. The consequence of failing to adhere to these safety tips can cause serious injury, or even death. Additionally, it’s wise not to keep toxic cleaning products or medications in the bathroom if you have children living in your home. Experts recommend all families keep medications and cleaning products that are harmful inside a locked cabinet away from children and the infirm.

Of course, safety does not simply mean keeping dangerous items out of reach. A safe and useable bathroom is a right we all have. If someone you love in Miami requires a safer bathroom experience, the experts at Mediplus Mobility offer balance bars for entering or leaving showers and bathtubs, as well as transfer benches, bath lifts, and shower chairs to increase mobility. Raised toilet seats and commode chairs help patients stay independent and safe.

Throw rugs are a slip and fall hazard, so experts recommend either plain tile flooring or wall-to-wall installed secure carpeting as a far more reliable choice. If cost is an issue, you need to rely on a company with proven payment plans. Everyone knows how easy it is to secure affordable mobility scooter rentals from Mediplus Mobility, but did you know that it is just as easy to rent or buy other medical aids in the home such as walker supports, wheelchairs, and bed rails on a rental basis for a nominal cost.

A trip to the bathroom should be a safe and familiar experience, and should never feel dangerous or frightening. Nightlights should be glowing in bedrooms and nurseries, and on hallway paths to the bathroom,as well as in the bathroom itself to prevent tripping or other injuries in the middle of the night. Following these simple tips and utilizing some of the incredibly helpful bathroom safety products available at Mediplus Mobility can greatly reduce the risk of injury in the bathroom. Trust a homecare mobility company and they will work hard to make home life easier and safer for everyone.