Bath safety is one of the biggest concerns for medical professionals, physical therapists, family members and patients themselves.
Bathing puts people in a vulnerable position, in a difficult-to-navigate setting, with soap and water making everything dangerously slippery. Slips and falls in the bathroom are always a tremendous risk.
Helios offers a full range of bath safety products that mitigate this risk. First and foremost, we want you and your loved ones to be safe. Whether for people who want to maintain their independence and bathe themselves, or for people who need assistance, bath safety products make a tremendous difference.
Washers and Scrubbers
Long-handled bathing aids allow you to reach and clean all parts of your body. Cleanliness is not just an aesthetic issue; it’s a necessary part of infection control.
Grab Bars and Grips
Because bathrooms contain slippery surfaces and trip hazards, it’s important to have secure, grabbable options. Your hands can stop falls.
Note: Grab bars are only safe if they’re properly installed. Consult a professional to make sure your grab bar is strong and secure.
Benches and Seats
Being able to sit down in the shower is one of the simplest, most effective ways to mitigate falls.
Specially designed shower seats and benches provide a stable surface to sit on—and with handles, too. If you’re negotiating a bathtub, a bench can let you sit down outside the tub, then lift your feet and slide into the tub.
Being able to use the toilet is one of the single most important indicators of health.
Today you can choose from a variety of toilet aids, depending on your needs. There are options to modify an existing toilet: handles that help you sit down and stand up; lifts and pads that make the seat more accessible.
You can also choose commode chairs, which allow toilet access outside of the bathroom. And today’s bedpans and bedpan liners make toilet access for bedbound people easier and more comfortable than ever before.
Bathing and using the toilet are complex, multi-step tasks in a high-risk environment. For people in Sarasota-Manatee and the greater Tampa Bay region, Helios offers a full selection of bath-safety products to keep you safe and clean.