Tip of the Day #7 – Bathroom Safety

In today’s tip of the day, I will be sharing a bathroom safety tip. This tip is geared to someone who is low vision or visually impaired who benefits from contrasting colors. One issue that many people run into is getting in and out of a bathtub safely. I see this quite frequently in the older adult clients that I see. There are so many different ways to make the bathroom safer and this is just one tip that may or may not work for someone.

Bathtubs can be difficult to get in and out of for many reasons but one is knowing where the edge of the tub is and also knowing how high to lift one’s leg to clear the top. Adding a high contrast color at the top of the tub may be a good solution. This can be done simply by placing a high contrasting color towel such as the black one shown in the accompanying video. This added contrast can be just what somone needs to see the edge of the tub and safely clear it.

I hope this tip was helpful. I would love to hear from you if you have any other tips that you think would be good to share with the world. Please feel free to comment or email me at blindonthemove@gmail.com

Published by Mike Mulligan

Is a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist who provides product resources, reviews, and tutorials.

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