According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people over age 15 end up in the emergency room because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent end up hospitalized.
More than a third of the injuries happen while bathing or showering. 14 percent occur while using the toilet. Have you ever visited a retirement home? They have strings in the bathroom wall that hang down to the floor, for residents to pull to summon help if they fall. It happens!
Injuries happen to all ages, but increase with age.
Grab bars beginning to look better to you? More and more homeowners are having them retrofitted to their existing tubs and showers. Think of them like seat belts for the master bath.
Do yourself and your family a favor – have grab bars included in your next bath upgrade.