Accidents in bathroom and toilets is very common. often times when it does happen, the victim dies or sustain severe injuries.
This type of accidents is not peculiar to Nigeria, people all over the world can have it.
To avoid accidents in the bathroom and toilets, consider the following tips:
- Keep the bathroom clean and clutter-free: Remove any obstacles or clutter that can cause trips or falls. Ensure the floor is dry and free of any water spills.
- Install safety features: Use non-slip mats, gripper or rugs on the bathroom floor to prevent slipping. Consider installing grab bars near the toilet and shower to provide support and stability.
- Adequate lighting: Ensure the bathroom is well-lit to help you see clearly and avoid potential hazards. Use night lights to illuminate the bathroom during nighttime visits.
- Maintain a clear path: Make sure there is a clear and unobstructed path to the bathroom. Remove any rugs, furniture, or objects that may obstruct the way.
- Install a raised toilet seat: If you have difficulty sitting down or getting up from the toilet, a raised toilet seat can make it easier and reduce the risk of accidents.
- Use appropriate footwear: Wear shoes or slippers with non-slip soles improve traction and reduce the risk of slipping.
- Be cautious with wet surfaces: Dry yourself thoroughly before stepping out of the shower or bath to prevent slipping. Use absorbent mats or towels to soak up any water on the floor.
- Take your time: Avoid rushing in the bathroom. Give yourself enough time to use the toilet or complete your hygiene routine without feeling hurried, as rushing can increase the chances of accidents.
- Maintain good hygiene practices: Wash your hands regularly to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Use handrails or grab bars for support when necessary.
- Seek assistance if needed: If you have mobility issues or need assistance in the bathroom, don’t hesitate to ask for help from a family member, caregiver, or medical professional.
- Consider bathroom modifications: Depending on your needs, you might consider additional modifications such as installing a walk-in shower or bathtub, a shower seat, or a handheld showerhead for easier use.
Remember, accidents can still happen despite precautions.