It's very important to make sure that the bathroom tub or shower area includes a good non-slip surface to prevent slipping when wet. This could be through the use of a bath mat or installing self-stick tread strips to ensure there is always a good foot grip to prevent falls.
Bath Mats for Fall Prevention
Bath mats are available in many sizes, colors, and forms. The most standard form of bathtub or shower mat includes suction cups along the bottom that adhere to the tub surface. Shower mats with rubber suction on the bottom seem to stay in place a little better with ceramic tubs than fiberglass surfaces. Bath mats should be installed on clean and dry surfaces, free of any residue.
Self Adhesive Tub Treads for Fall Safety
If you find that your bath mat tends to slip when the tub floor gets wet, you might want to try using the alternative self-stick adhesive backed bathtub treads as an alternative. When installing the self-stick treads, you want to make sure that the tub surface is completely clean and rinsed thoroughly from any cleaner residue. The surface should also be completely dry before installing the tread strips. These treads are available in strips or you can purchase a cut-to-size full length adhesive bath mat. If installing the treads, you want to make sure that enough of the tread strips are installed to prevent any areas that may cause a fall.
Add a layer of comfort to any seat, but specifically designed to fit onto standard bath seats, shower chairs, and transfer benches. Tufted surface with strategic vents offer increased airflow and drainage to prevent water build-up.
Durable 2" wide nylon self-releasing seat belt easily attaches to the chair to provide positioning safety for easier bathing or showering. Can be used with most bath chairs, shower seats, commodes, and toilet safety frames.