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Prevention, Preventive thinking, Ease in everyday life
A substantial proportion of household accidents occur in the bathroom. In most households, the bathroom is the most confined space. The washbasin, bathtub, washing machine and the toilet usually share the same small area, making accidents more likely to happen than in any other room. If we are lucky enough, we may only suffer a light bruise or sprain, but unfortunately more serious accidents, fractures and even skull injuries may also occur.
Elderly and senior mobility problems
After 60 our body becomes more vulnerable and we require even more attention and care. Our mobility slows down, walking becomes more difficult and recovery may take a longer time after an accident. Bones break more easily and they need more time to heal, and falls become even more risky for elderly people, increasing the severity of a potential injury. If we are lucky enough, it might only be a few scratches, but unfortunately there is a risk of serious injury as well.
Patient care and safe bathing
When we are healthy we do not think of those unexpected circumstances which may make natural movements more difficult and complicated. Accidents, surgeries or other illnesses may unexpectedly occur which result in a need for help with self-care. In these circumstances, it is not only the injured person but also the caregiver who is at a risk of suffering an accident. Therefore, it is important to manage risks and physical burden. It is important to avoid potential balance problems and to create a safe, easy way of bathing.
Before or after a surgery
There are situations in life when even the simplest actions may be obstructed. Most of the surgical procedures are followed by a certain period of limited mobility for patients. In this case, one realizes that even the most basic steps of self-care are difficult to execute.
After surgery or hospitalization, it may become necessary to create a barrier-free bathroom.
Self-care and hygiene when living with muscoskeletal disorders
Sore limbs, arthritis, rheumatic problems?
In case of musculoskeletal disorders, it may become risky to use a bathtub, as getting in and out of the bathtub poses further risk of injury. Climbing through the high sidewall becomes difficult, and in many cases it can only be carried out with external help, which places extra burden on a relative or caregiver, but the patient may feel vulnerable too.