Maintaining your personal hygiene is a critical part of caring for your overall health. Unfortunately, this task can be exceptionally difficult for those who suffer from limited mobility due to physical or cognitive disabilities. At BitFlo, we care about helping these individuals live their lives to the fullest, which is why today we’re here to share four personal hygiene tips for people with disabilities.
Personal Hygiene Tips for People With Disabilities
Install Grab Bars in the Bathroom
Grab bars are an essential item for people with limited mobility, as they can help provide stability and support when entering or exiting the shower or bathtub. When installing grab bars, make sure they are securely attached to the wall and are positioned within easy reach. With the help of these grab bars, moving around the bathroom can become much safer and easier.
Try a Raised Toilet Seat
For people with disabilities who have difficulty sitting down or standing up, a raised toilet seat can be a helpful aid. Raised toilet seats can make it easier to use the bathroom on your own, as well as make it easier to transfer between a wheelchair and the toilet. Just be sure to choose a raised toilet seat that is compatible with your toilet bowl, and make sure it’s securely fastened.
Install Slip-Resistant Floors
Slippery floors can be dangerous for everyone, but especially those with limited mobility. To help reduce the risk of slips and falls, install slip-resistant flooring in areas that are frequently used and prone to getting wet. This can include showers, bathtubs, kitchens, and any other areas with a lot of foot traffic. There are a variety of slip-resistant products available, from grippy floor mats to sticky adhesive strips, so choose the one that best fits your needs.
Use the Thera-Mate Pro
The Thera-Mate Pro is our flagship product that is designed to help individuals with physical or cognitive limitations improve their personal health and hygiene. It’s an ergonomic tool with a long handle and multiple attachments, which make it incredibly helpful for everything from scrubbing your back to inspecting the bottom of your feet. Find out if the Thera-Mate Pro is right for you!