Elderly People Bath Mats With Non-Slip Surfaces
Bathing an elderly person on one’s own might be a challenge. Non-slip bath mats are an excellent complement to grab bars in the bathroom. Showers and baths (or tubs) can be more enjoyable and safe with the use of these devices.
A non-slip mat should be installed in the bathroom for elderly people to stand on because of the dangers of slipping on rugs in other rooms. While in the shower or bath, damp surfaces and wet feet can be an issue for seniors, just like trip on a throw rug might be a concern for younger people.
The solution to this problem is to provide your older parents with a non-slip bath mat that can be used in the shower or tub as well as outside of it.
Because he didn’t have a bath mat, my father nearly fell in the shower one day. He sat on the bench in the shower and slathered soap on his feet.
He rose up without thinking and skidded half-way across the shower stall while attempting to get closer to the water to wash his feet. Fortunately, he did not fall. However, if he’d placed a bath mat on the floor, there wouldn’t have been a problem.
Bath and shower mats are an inexpensive but potentially life-saving addition to your bathroom.
Anti-Slip Bath Mats of Full Length
Choosing a mildew-resistant bath mat that won’t peel is essential. The Briggs Healthcare No-Skid Vinyl Cushioned Mat is a good option, and we highly suggest it.
This long mat (approximately 40 inches long) is a good option if you require a large mat. It covers a larger area of floor space.
It’s also equipped with suction cups on the underside and drainage holes all around it to keep it in place. Suction cups are needed to keep a mat from sliding when it is submerged under water.
Bath Mats That Don’t Slip For Seniors
Non-slip mats like the Gorilla Grip Original Patented Shower Stall Mat provide better adhesion to the floor than certain suction-cup mats (pictured here).
Suction cups abound on this mat, making it an excellent choice.
Be aware that suction cup mats can only adhere to flat surfaces. If your tub or shower floor has a rough surface, you’ll need a mat designed to work with it.
You can see our favourites in the next area.
The mildew- and BPA-free Gorilla Grip mat (see price online) is easy to clean.
Also, because it can be washed in the machine, it’s great for removing soap scum and other product accumulation over time.
The drain holes and 35-inch length of this mat make it ideal for use in showers or bathtubs where a lot of floor space is needed.
Textured Surface Non-Slip Shower Mats
These natural rubber mats are among the best for preventing slipping. Rubber mats are ideal for use in showers, bathtubs, and on tiled or stone floors in bathrooms.
Shower mats with non-slip surfaces, long-lasting materials like rubber or PVC, and ease of cleaning are some of the best options. Using these mats can prevent an elderly person from falling since they give extra traction and hold them in place.
Use a non-slip bath mat for your elderly parents in the shower or tub and on the floor outside of them if the shower or tub has been renovated or textured.
One hundred percent rubber is what goes into making the Original Refinished Bathtub Mat. Resurfaced tubs and tile floors with textured surfaces are perfect candidates for this product because suction cups will not adhere. For those who don’t have access to a flat surface, this is a great option.
Because the mat does not contain suction cups, it employs a “reverse” suction cup design instead. When you utilise it, the weight of your body and the pressure from your feet hold it in place.
Because this mat is composed of rubber, it’s a little heavy. Because of this, it may be difficult for an elderly person to raise it and drain or dry it on a hanger.
Washing Your Bath Mats: A Quick Guide
Bath mats have long been used to keep people from slipping and falling in the shower. It is possible that some mats will be more difficult to clean and therefore have a shorter lifespan.
It’s important to read the care instructions before choosing a bath mat. This will extend the life of your mat and keep it looking new.
It is possible to wash your bathroom mat in your home washing machine. Just be sure you wash it in cold water and on the delicate cycle. To prevent mildew from forming, you may wish to hang it up to dry or lay it flat.
You can, of course, use your hands and a light detergent to clean it.