Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Romina Doran
The mat in your bathtub or shower should stick tightly so walkers and wheelchairs would not get caught on it. You can also choose a tub or shower with a textured bottom to avoid sliding, and you would not need to use a mat inside. Some bathrooms are not right for rugs and mats of any kind. Sometimes even the best options can still get bound up in a wheelchair or the edge caught by a walker.
You will also want to look at getting in and out of the tub, so you can pick a way to make your entrance and exit more stable. Many people put up railing and bars, as these can provide stability and make it less stressful to get into and out of a step in tub as you age and your balance is not as strong as it used to be. If a step in tub is not for you, and you are not sure you want to have only a shower, there are tubs that you can walk into and close a door with a watertight seal.