Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Sadie Brumfield
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.
It is also a frightening experience, and a lot of time can lapse before anyone discovers that you need help. Sometimes you can address this problem without making significant changes on your property. These include alarm systems that alert people to a fall, or arranging for someone to check on you at least once or twice a day. But not everyone who ages in place has these kinds of options.