American Standard is dedicated to helping insure the safety and comfort of all our customers. Below are tips and resources to help you prevent falls in the home, especially those that occur in the bathroom. Learn more about helpful bathroom safety tips to prevent injury and keep living independently in the comfort of your own home. Download the free guide for Safety Tips for Fall Prevention below:
Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls
1. Keep the floor clear: Make sure there’s a clear pathway to your walk-in tub to prevent falls. Make sure towels, clothes, and storage bins are picked up or stored in places where there isn’t a risk they can be tripped over or left unseen.
2. Keep items within reach: Prevent unnecessary standing in the bathtub by keeping all necessities like towels, soap, and other bath items in an easy-to-access place.
3. Avoid slips outside of the tub: Have a bathmat within reach for when you immediately step out of the tub to prevent stepping on a wet floor. Make sure to hang on to an installed grab bar for assisted entry and exit.
4. Maintain adequate lighting: Have adequate lighting in your bathroom and the hallways or stairways leading to your bathroom. Depending on the time of day, outside shadows or other poor lighting can lead to preventable slip and falls.
5. Take your time: Schedule a time to bathe when you won’t feel rushed. Ease into and out of the bathtub safely at your own pace.
American Standard walk-in tubs are equipped with features designed to ensure a safer, more comfortable bathing experience. Learn more on our Safety Features page.
Additional Walk-In Tub Safety and Fall Prevention Resources
Click links to view sites:
American Seniors Association – A comprehensive resource of benefits covering travel, home and auto, security, and health and wellness. Offers include products for rapid emergency response systems.
Arthritis Foundation – Learn about signs and symptoms of different stages of arthritis, treatment options, and other resources for pain management.
Aging News on Senior Journal – Gathers today’s aging news and information for seniors and baby boomers.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence– The organization was established in 2005 to “provide leadership, create new knowledge, improve practice and develop sustainable fall prevention programs.”
National Institute of Health – Health and wellness topics for older adults categorized alphabetically including exercise stories, health videos, training tools, and free tips on healthy aging.
Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults – A “how-to” guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed for community-based organizations interested in developing their own fall prevention programs. Download PDF version here.