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:


SHOWER SHIRT Co. LLC

SHOWER SHIRT

SHOWER SHIRT

Water-resistant garment protects chest surgery patients

The SHOWER SHIRT is a new, patented, water-resistant garment to protect chest surgery patients with post-surgical drains, tubes, dialysis catheters and medi-ports from water while showering. Surgery patients are routinely instructed by surgeons not to shower unprotected until surgical drains, catheters, or ports are removed — which can span up to three weeks for mastectomy patients, and many months for dialysis patients.

  • (321) 784-9363

MHI Safe-er-Grip

Safety bar

Safety Bar

Permanent Mount Grab with Modern Design

MHI’s new bath 18 in. safety bar mounts horizontally or vertically to standard wall stud spacing. An ergonomic design and finish is made to complement modern bathroom designs and its ABS plastic construction has a max load bearing weight capacity of 500 pounds.

  • (800) 371-3509

EZ-ACCESS

TILT Toilet Incline Lift

TILT Toilet Incline Lift

Toilet Incline Lift Helps Users Safely Use the Commode

The TILT Toilet Incline Lift helps provide bathroom safety by lifting to patients’ natural body movement. Weighing 34 pounds, the unit can be installed in about 15 minutes. It attaches directly to the bowl, which offers greater stability. The TILT moves the user 7-1/2" forward for clearing obstructions and rising from the bowl. This also positions the user’s shoulders over their feet for optimal balance and positioning. The unit accommodates users 5'2" to 6'4" and bowl heights of 14" to 21".

  • (800) 451-1903

Gentlemen’s Helper

Urine Deflection Guide

Urine Deflection Guide

Urine Deflection Guide Designed with Dignity in Mind

Designed for men who must sit while urinating, this disposable, inexpensive home health product directs a man’s urine stream directly into the middle of the toilet bowl. This eliminates accidents and gives care providers and users a more dignified solution. Product is not flushable, so users and caregivers must dispose of using proper infection control.

  • (800) 234-5999

Graham-Field

Lumex

Hand-Held Shower Head Offers 5 Spray Options

The Lumex hand-held showerhead’s pray options let users help safely bathe children and adults with special needs. The showerhead can be easily installed in minutes on any standard shower arm. Options include bubbling, massage, half saturating and pause spray functions.

  • (770) 368-4700

Mansfield Plumbing

Walk-in Tub

Walk-in Tub

Walk-in Tub Offers Various Bathing Options

The cast acrylic Restore ACR Walk-In Tub from Mansfield Plumbing offers a low, 7 in. entry threshold, 17 in. high ADA-compliant seat, 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 and is manufactured in the United States. A ozonator on the whirlpool and combination bath safely emits ozone into the water lines of the unit to eliminate the growth of bacteria, and The units are all backed by a lifetime warranty on the door seal, a 10-year warranty on the shell and a five-year warranty on the mechanics.

  • (877) 850-3060

MOVABOWL

MOVABOWL

MOVABOWL

Movable Toilet Eases the Bathroom Process

  • The MOVABOWL is a movable and flushable toilet, assists people with disabilities and their caregivers with using the toilet.
  • The design allows the toilet bowl to travel out of the bathroom to where the disabled person is located, and the mobile toilet bowl returns to the docking station in the bathroom and can be flushed.
  • The process eliminates the handling of waste, and in most cases, nurses no longer have to sterilize commode chairs or bed pans.
  • (949) 456-9992

MOVABOWL

MOVABOWL

MOVABOWL

Movable Toilet Eases the Bathroom Process for Patients and Their Caregivers

The MOVABOWL is a movable and flushable toilet, which not only assists people with disabilities in using the toilet, but also makes the process easier for nurses and caregivers. This design allows the toilet bowl to travel out of the bathroom to where the disabled person is located. Then the mobile toilet bowl is used in a location outside of the bathroom. Finally, the mobile toilet bowl returns to the docking station in the bathroom and can be flushed. The process eliminates the handling of waste, and in most cases, nurses no longer have to sterilize commode chairs or bed pans. In addition to the convenience of bringing the toilet next to the disabled person, the use of this innovation is a more pleasant experience for the user because it feels just like a standard toilet and has water in the bowl.

  • (949) 456-9992

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