Shower and bathtub safety is an everyday concern for people using them. But more so for the elderly and young children who might hurt themselves. Studies reveal that mostolder adults have problems getting in or out of a bathtub or shower despite safety equipment in place. With age, people loose their fluidity of movement that affects them in undertaking everyday tasks like taking a bath. They often find it daunting to position themselves on bathtub seats, often fearing that they'll injure themselves on sides of the bathtub.
Bathing is a part of every day life. However, many parents do not know that children can be seriously injured in bathtubs and showers. Every year, more than 43,000 children receive emergency treatment for bathtub- and shower-related injuries. Many of these injuries can be prevented by following the safety tips below.
Types of Bathtub and Shower Injuries...
Who is Most at Risk?
Bathtub and Shower Safety Rules