Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) offers
these suggestions that can make using the bathroom
safer, easier, and more convenient. For more details
about home modifications, please visit the AOTA web
site or visit with your local occupational therapist.
The products displayed on this page are not the only
types of these products available; the images are
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toilet seat: Offers greater ease in getting
on and off the toilet for taller persons, wheelchair
users, and those with limited hip movement
height, hand held shower: Allows the user
to shower either standing or sitting on a bathtub
and vertical grab bars: Increases safety
and provides stability for those with decreased
balance or strength; Placed around the tub and
shower wall where the user will exit.
strips or rubber mat: Reduces the risk of
falling. Placed on floor of tub or shower:
seat: Helps those with weakness, decreased
energy, or balance problems
handles and button lock on door: Allows those
with hand weakness to operate the door.