No Bathroom Injuries Here
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 240,000 emergency room visits are related to bathroom injuries. To be specific:
-1/4 of injuries occur in the tub/shower
-15% of injuries occurred while using the toilet
-Appx. 500 accidental yearly tub drownings
-Majority of injuries happen to seniors/children
While these statistics are shocking in no way do we want to instill fear. However, inform our readers on ways to lower these stats drastically. Take a look below for many tips in which you can implement in your bathrooms and keep you and your family safe.
~Install sturdy grab bars inside the shower and near toilet that can support weight of an adult
~Install a on/off hand held shower wand which is easier to use than a traditional shower head especially if someone is utilizing a shower chair
~Make sure water heater is set no higher than 120°F.
~Replace toilet with ADA-approved raised height models to lessen the chance of a fall or purchase high raised seats to be installed on existing toilets.
~Install non-slip strips or mats in your tub/shower
~Do not allow children under 5 to use sink/tub without help
~Keep all medicines and cleaning products tightly closed and away from children at all times.
Take bathroom injury precaution today!! Contact Empire Water Main & Sewer for all your plumbing needs!!