Is there a risk of falling on wet vinyl or tiled flooring?

Non-slip mats, a fitted carpet or carpet tiles should be used. Wet floor areas should be mopped as soon as possible.

Can you access the bath and/or shower safely?

Non-slip rubberised mats are readily available.  A grab rail may improve your safety / confidence. If you are unable to bathe safely, you may benefit from further assessment. 

Getting washed and dried can be very tiring and is hard on your balance, sit on the toilet or a suitable stool when able.

Can you get on and off the toilet safely?

A grab rail may be helpful instead of using a radiator or any other bathroom fittings for support.  A handy person would be able to install one. 

Is the toilet roll in easy reach, to prevent over stretching?

Avoid rushing, for example make sure you go to toilet in plenty of time

Do you only have a toilet upstairs?

If you struggle to get up or down the stairs, consider a commode or other aid downstairs, such as a urine bottle to enable you to get to the toilet in time. Remember you may need some assistance to empty it.


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