Bathroom safety for adultsOlder adult bathroom safety; Falls - bathroom safety
Older adults and people with medical problems are at risk of falling or tripping. This can result in broken bones or more serious injuries. The bathroom is a place in the home where falls often happen. Making changes in your bathroom helps lower your risk of falling.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Older adult falls. www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/index.html. Updated October 11, 2016. Accessed June 15, 2020.
National Institute on Aging website. Fall-proofing your home. www.nia.nih.gov/health/fall-proofing-your-home. Updated May 15, 2017. Accessed June 15, 2020.
Studenski S, Van Swearingen JV. Falls. In: Fillit HM, Rockwood K, Young J, eds. Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2017:chap 103.