Bath safety is a critical concern given that more than 80 percent
of home accidents occur in the bathroom, which is considered
to be the most dangerous room in the house according to the National
Moreover, Bath safety is a service that spans across multiple,
major patient groups, such as geriatric, bariatric and mobility patients,
to name a few. This means that providing bath safety involves
addressing a number of very different and distinct patient requirements
Bath safety solutions include products such as grab bars, which
should be strategically located in and around the bathing area,
as well as around the toilet. Bathing solutions range from simple
solutions such as bathing stools or benches that patients can use in
conjunction with a handheld shower to protect against falls, all the
way to complex transfer chairs and lifts to help patients get in and
out showers and tubs. And, of course, there are general items, such
as non-slip material or strips and similar household items.
The result is a cornucopia of patient-specific safety items that
patients truly need, and that can be sold on a retail basis, thus buttressing
provider cash flow in the face of declining Medicare reimbursement.
Here are some great solutions that can help you protect
your patients — and your bottom line:
Homecare By Moen
SecureMount™ anchors from Home Care by Moen incorporate a D-shaped design for versatile, stud-free grab bar installation. Install SecureMount Grab Bars anywhere on the wall.
Ableware Push-Up Toilet Seat with Arms
The Ableware® Push-Up Toilet Seat with Arms from Maddak converts a standard toilet seat into a seat with armrests and supports a weight capacity of 400 lbs. The seat is available in elevated or non-elevated models. The non-elevated model adds 11/8 inches of height to the toilet, while the elevated model adds 4 inches. The arms measure 3.5 inches high with 20.25 inches of width between them.
Curve Grab Bar
The Curve Grab Bar from Standers Inc. features a ladder-like shape to provide four gripping heights and a space-saving design that pivots 180 degrees. The rust-resistant, zinc-plated steel grab bar installs quickly into a single wall stud. The device locks into position at 0, 90 and 180 degrees and offers a weight capacity of 300 lbs.
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Folding Mesh Shower Seat
The Folding Mesh Shower Seat from Homecare By Moen is lightweight and easy to carry. The ADA-compliant seat, constructed of a quick-dry mesh fabric, weighs less than 4 lbs. and folds to just 2 inches in width. The rust-free metal frame features integrated handles for assistance with sitting and standing. Non-slip rubber feet prevent the chair from sliding. An included handheld shower holder accommodates most standard handheld showers.
Tool-less Bath Chair
The Adepta Tool-less Bath Chair features an adjustable chair height; quick, tool-less assembly; and a durable nylon carry bag for easy transport and compact storage. The bath chair's weight capacity is 300 lbs.
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- Ensures three-step, secure install anywhere on the wall with no studs required
- Mounts to variety of substrates, including drywall, tile and marble
- D-shaped design exceeds ADA weight requirements and reduces liability concerns
- Can be used with most grab bars
The Malibu bathing system offers safe, comfortable conditions for independent or assisted bathing. The modular system includes a range of configurations optimized for different mobility levels. A handset control with the seat transfer unit eliminates manual lifting, allowing for safe, comfortable assisted bathing. The bath also adjusts to an ergonomically correct working height.
Ableware Hinged Elevated Toilet Seat
The Ableware® Hinged Elevated Toilet Seat from Maddak features a seat riser made of two parts that are hinged together, allowing it to be lifted in the same manner as a standard toilet seat. The seat is installed using the existing toilet seat and lid so it does not appreciably change the appearance eof the toilet or detract from the décor of the bathroom. The seat elevates the seating position by 4 inches for easier sitting and rising.
The Freedom Ring Bath Assist
Developed to enable people who need assistance in maneuvering from their wheelchairs to the bath or the toilet, the patented ring design allows a full 180-degree range of motion. It mounts safely and securely between two wall studs and is easily adjustable to meet any length of reach. It is stable and can easily support the weight of the patient if they become dizzy or need to rest.(800) 491-6802
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Designer Hand Grips
Nine-inch designer hand grips keep home danger zones safe. The stylish grips are available in a sleek, white contemporary style with patented rubber pads for enhanced grip functionality, or a traditional design in chrome and brushed nickel finishes. All mounting hardware is included for simple and secure installation. The grips offer a weight capacity of 300-lbs. and are designed to resist rust and stains.