An ounce of prevention could save you thousands of dollars in medical bills. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), almost one-quarter of a million Americans over the age of 15 sustained injuries in the bathroom, which required treatment or hospitalization. Approximately 80% of these injuries can be attributed to falls.
The highest rate for these bathroom injuries occurred in the bathtub or shower. These incidences included both slipping while bathing or showering and slipping while getting in or out of the bath or shower. Not surprisingly, the rate for injury increases with age, as does the severity of the injuries sustained from a fall in the bathroom.
Adding a safety measure, such as an Extra Large Bubble Bath Mat, can help reduce the risk of falling in the bathtub. This textured mat has 275 suction cups, which secure it to the bath or shower floor to prevent slippage. The extra large size (41” x 15.75”) means that the bath safety mat will cover the floor of a standard-size tub. Plus, Microban protection helps stop the growth of mold and mildew
This safety precaution is great for preventing slips and falls by the elderly and people with mobility issues. However, as almost 35% of falls by persons ages 15 – 24 are attributed to bathing or showering, adding a bubble bath mat can protect the whole family.