Preventing Falls in the Bathroom

  • Grab bars are a proven way to make the bathroom safer. Grab bars need to be secured into wall studs, so get professional help.
  • Rubber tub mats or adhesive strips can prevent disastrous falls in the tub.
  • Floor mats should have rubber backings.
  • If you find it hard getting in and out of the bath, or standing for any length of time under the shower, a bath chair or seat that fits across the bath and a hand-held shower will help.
  • If it is difficult to sit down on and get up from the toilet, there are devices that will help, such as a riser for the seat or a frame with arm rests.
  • Use a night light in the bathroom so you arenÂ’t fumbling around in the dark at night.
  • A shower organizer will help organize all of your soaps, shampoos and other bath products so that they are in easy reach and you do not need to bend over.

More about Living Well with Osteoporosis:

Information on Falls and Daily Living

 Information on Fractures and Resources




Upcoming Events


  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Public Osteoporosis Seminar

    6:30PM-8:00PM
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Fall Forum- Nutrients for Healthy Bones: How Much is Enough?

    7 to 9 pm
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Free Public Lecture

    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017

    WEBINAR Osteoporosis and Cancer: What is the Connection?

    1:00 pm
  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    Caribbean Dreamin Wine & Appetizers

    7 to 9 pm
  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Holiday Liquor Raffle (draw)

    12:00 pm