Recommended Fall Prevention Products

Fall Prevention

26% of household falls occur in the bathroom (source).

The safer your bathroom is, the longer you put off the fall that leads to the nursing home.

That’s why I’ve hand-picked these products to prevent falls from occurring in the first place

Top Toilet Rail Pick to Prevent Bathroom Falls

Vive toilet assist gives you a stable base to push off of
Vive toilet assist gives you a stable base to push off of

If our knees bent the way they used to, getting on and off the toilet wouldn’t be a problem.  With arthritis and weakness, though, sitting down on and getting up from the toilet

The best toilet safety device is the Vive Toilet Assist, which gives you a sturdy frame around the toilet. The unit sits firmly on the floor adding stability to the handles on your left and right.

The frame is sturdy, for users up to 300 lb.
The frame is sturdy, for users up to 300 lb.

This is the sleek toilet frame that takes up as little room as possible while still giving you two slip-resistant grab bars for support.

The Vive rail is light enough to move out of the way when cleaning. But it’s strong enough to support 300 lb. of downward force when you use it to stand up.

There’s also a nice little magazine rack on one side.

You can place this grab bar frame around any 26 in. or less wide chair, too.

How to Buy the Vive Toilet Rail

Vive Toilet AssistTo prevent bathroom falls getting onto and off of the toilet, buy the Vive Standalone Toilet Rail on Amazon.

Top Toilet Wash Bidet Pick to Prevent Bathroom Falls

The Tushy Spa Bidet makes it easy to wash after using the toilet
The Tushy Spa Bidet makes it easy to wash after using the toilet

If you dropped chocolate pudding on the floor, would you clean it up with a dry tissue? Of course not! The best way to clean after going to the toilet is to use water. A bidet is a toilet device that you use to clean yourself after going. Using a bidet isn’t just more hygenic. The shower is a common place for nasty falls. When you remove the shower from the equation, you raise your chances of not falling.

The best bidet for easy washing after going to the toilet is the Tushy Spa Warm Water Bidet, which gives you water pressure, water angle, and water temperature control. The Tusy Spa Bidet has a self-cleaning nozzle and requires no electricity to run. 

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Easy Installation

The Tushy comes with an adapter that you hook up to your toilet’s water supply. This is the same water that runs to your sink when you brush your teeth. The toilet supply fills the toilet’s tank. You are NOT using the toilet tank water to wash. You’re using the same clean water you use at the sink and shower.

To install the Tushy Bidet, connect it to the fresh water source, and place it under the toilet seat.
To install the Tushy Bidet, connect it to the fresh water source, and place it under the toilet seat.

It’s about a 10 minute job for someone familiar with turning off the water supply and how to use teflon tape. Take a look at how it’s done here:

Delightful Water Controls

The Tusy Spa Bidet is a sanitary device that sprays the right temperature water in a direction you choose. The nozzle adjuster lets you point the water spray just where you need it.

The water comes from your bathroom sink water source. The water you use to wash yourself is the same water that comes out of the faucet.

The temperature control gives you a range from cool to hot. You can use different temperatures in one session. Use hot to clean, and cool to feel refreshed.

The pressure control runs from soft to powerful. Some people are sensitive, and others enjoy a good rush of water to get clean.

You can use toilet paper to dry off, but you’ll enjoy a bamboo towel much more.  When you pat yourself dry with a towel, you don’t get any paper bits rubbing off onto your skin.

How to Buy the Tushy Spa Bidet

The Tushy Spa Bidet makes it easy to wash after using the toilet
Click here to buy the Tushy Spa Bidet with temperature, flow, and spray direction controls.

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