As we get older, we become more accident-prone and that means we are at greater risk of injuries including broken bones, sprains and pulled muscles. One injury that is very common happens while doing something we all do on a regular basis: Showering.
Shower injuries happen due to a combination of things. Anyone who steps into a shower’s wet surface, particularly those who are older and suffering from weakened bones and muscles, are susceptible to a slip on the slippery environment. Combine this with the fact that showers are enclosed spaces with hard surfaces and you have a dangerous environment.
Installing a shower seat in your shower is a great way to reduce the risk of falling. This type of seat allows the person showering to sit rather than stand while washing so that falling is less of a concern. The seat can also act as something to grab in case of a slip.
It’s important to have a seat installed professionally to ensure it is secure. With this addition, you can shower with peace of mind.