Bath Safety

The bathroom has been deemed the “most dangerous room” in a home for a reason. Approximately 80 percent of home accidents occur in the bathroom, but most of those accidents can be prevented with the right safety products. That statistic demonstrates that there is plenty of opportunity for a provider to grow its business by stocking bathroom safety products.

The key is to offer a wide array of solutions that can fit clients’ unique needs. One person’s struggles in the shower might not be the same struggle of another, so a savvy provider must ensure it is keeping in mind the different needs of the various patient segments it serves.

A key strategy for understanding the needs of a patient is to interact with them and perhaps perform a home assessment to examine what products they are currently using and how they are using them.

For example, if a patient is using a bath stool that is placed within reaching distance of the water faucet but not under the stream of water, it’s likely that they patient is trying to stay close to the water knobs so that it’s easy to turn the water on or off or adjust the temperature. But they’re also likely having a hard time actually bathing. So, the provider could offer is a handheld showerhead to give the client optimal control, ease, and above all safety.

That just one example of how providing the right range of bath safety items can dramatically improve a patient’s safety and quality of life. Here are some product offerings on the market that HMEs can offer their customers to help accomplish those objectives:


Health Mobius LLC

eRetail Platform

eRetail

System providers bath safety roducts in the palm of providers' hands

  • An eRetail system that includes the catalog of most major bath safety brands and is updated with real-time inventory levels.
  • Provider staff can use the system from any computer, tablet or smartphone to access thousands of SKU’s from manufacturers without stocking inventory.
  • Health Mobius will set-up and manage the entire platform, oversee the online product catalog and payment to vendors, payment processing, shipping, customer service and sales tax processing for all transactions.
  • (855) 640-9500

Free2Go Mobility Products

Rollator

Rollator

Rollator providers discreet and dignified toilet safety

  • Free2Go Rollator is a safe, discreet and dignified solution for toilet safety in any restroom that features a walking aid, raised toilet seat and toilet safety aid all in one.
  • Incorporates the benefits of a raised toilet seat and toilet safety frame to provide swift and quick installation over a fixed toilet.
  • Weighs roughly 20 pounds and can be moved via the flat, 8-inch wheels attached to the frame that add stability and support.
  • (844) 324-8228

Rifton Equipment

Tub Transfer Base

Tub Transfer Base

Perform transfers without crowding the bathroom

  • Patients and caregivers can perform healthy transfers — either manually or with a mechanical lift — without crowding the bathroom with permanently mounted equipment.
  • Once finished bathing, the base collapses and hangs compactly on the wall with hook provided. Rifton’s folding storable tub transfer base makes it possible for everyone in the family to use the tub.
  • The tub transfer base is designed for use with Rifton’s newly redesigned Wave bath chair, accommodating clients up to 250 lbs.
  • (800) 571-8198

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Bath Stool

Bath Stool

Stool reduces twisting and reaching

  • Features a padded seat that can rotate 360 degrees and locks every 90 degrees for safety to reduce twisting while reaching in the shower.
  • The stool is height adjustable from 16 inches to 22 inches in one inch increments.
  • The top of the seat can be removed for easy cleaning, and the whole stool can be assembled without the use of tools.
  • (877) 224-0946

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Tub Rail

Tub Rail

Adjustable rail allows for customizability

  • This intuitive, tool-free, adjustable tub rail comes with features that allow for durability and stability while in the shower or bath.
  • The white, powder-coated tub rail is constructed of steel and features a 5 to 17 inches of height adjustment. The width can be adjusted from 3 to seven 7 and can fit most tubs.
  • The rail features a stainless steel locking mechanism and non-wearing rubber pads to provide scratch-proof security.
  • (877) 224-0946

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Otter Bath Chair

Chair provides support and safety for children while bathing

  • Provides support and safety for children by providing an angle adjustable seat and backrest to accommodate each individual’s positioning needs.
  • The Otter’s legs are slip-resistant for safety and can raise the chair an additional 7 inches. The chair has height and width adjustable lateral supports that can be used for positioning the head or trunk.
  • The pediatric bathing chair is available in three sizes and with or without a tub or shower stand.
  • (877) 224-0946

Mansfield Plumbing

Restore ACR Walk-In Tub

Restore ACR Walk-In Tub

New Walk-In Tub Has 7" Entry Threshold

The new cast acrylic Restore ACR Walk-In Tub from Mansfield Plumbing has a low 7-inch entry threshold, 17-inch high ADA-compliant seat, easy-to-clean surface and easy-to-access cable-operated drain. Available as a bathtub, whirlpool, air bath, combination whirlpool and air bath, or MicroDerm Therapeutic Bath, Restore ACR is IAPMO approved, is manufactured in the U.S.A. and offers a smooth, glossy appearance that won’t fade. Optional features include a heated seat and backrest.

  • (877) 850-3060

Free2Go Mobility Products

Free2Go Rollator

Free2Go Rollator

Rollator Combines Rolling Walker and Toilet Safety

Helping the user to safely use the toilet in any restroom, the Free2Go Rollator combines the rolling walker with toilet safety products beneficial to seniors and the mobility impaired. Features include a raised toilet seat, toilet safety frame and rolling walker. Portable and lightweight, the Rollator rolls directly over a standard toilet and provides additional height over a standard toilet to reduce body strain. The Rollator frame was designed to assist with sitting, lifting and fall prevention.

  • (844) 324-8228

Clarke Health Care Products Inc.

WheelAble Folding Commode Chair

WheelAble Folding Commode Chair

Wheelchair Makes Bathrooms Accessible

The WheelAble Folding Commode Chair lets physically challenged people use any bathroom or toilet stall in a more flexible, spontaneous and independent manner. The front casters are opposite from the large rear wheels and provide maneuverability. The location of the wheels makes it possible to back in toward a regular toilet without the need for spacious areas typical in accessible bathrooms and toilet stalls. The area under the seat is especially narrow, providing a significant advantage in narrow passages. Push up arm rests give users an easy and safe transfer, while the upholstered, waterproof seat is made for comfortable seating for a lengthy time.

  • (888) 347-4537

SCA TENA

TENA Bathing Glove

TENA Bathing Glove

New bathing glove takes a unique, convenient approach to patient hygiene

SCA’s new TENA Bathing Glove is a pre-moistened, disposable bath glove for home caregivers and professionals in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. A convenient, caring and hygienic alternative to soap and water, the TENA Bathing Glove supplements regular bathing to improve quality of care for those who are bedridden or have limited mobility, and who may be incontinent. The glove helps maintain skin health; provides comfort and durability; reduces cross-contamination; and requires less preparation and work to use, as opposed to a washcloth.

  • (866) 722-6659

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