Bathroom Safety: Prevent A Trip To The Hospital

Grab Bars & Universal Bathroom Design

The Most Dangerous Room In Your Joliet SW Chicago Area Home

No, it’s not the kitchen or even the stairways. According to the CDC, one in four people over 65 falls each year. Nearly 80 percent of those falls occur in the bathroom, according to the National Institute on Aging, CDC and others.


Do You Worry About Slipping in the Bathroom

Thinking about bathroom safety can save you a trip to the hospital. Is your bathroom cramped and difficult to use? Do you grab a towel bar for support? Would a higher toilet help? A smart toile seat for greater comfort and independence? Would you like to convert a bathtub into a shower?

Falls are largely preventable. If nothing else, remove slippery carpets and install secure grab bars in your bathroom to prevent falls. It’s nice to hold onto something at times. Order a PDM grab bar installed today.



These 13 Problems Can Lead To A Trip To The Hospital

  1. Slipping on a throw rug is the No. 1 culprit
  2. Forgetting to use a walker, cane
  3. Shuffling and not lifting your feet
  4. General problems walking
  5. Using four or more prescriptions
  6. Poor shoes and foot problems
  7. Dizziness, blood pressure problem
  8. Blurry vision (not wearing eyeglasses)
  9. Poor lighting, no night lights
  10. Electrical cords; lamps, extension cords are trip hazards
  11. A low toilet making standing difficult
  12. Hot water scalding shock
  13. Helping someone who fell and you hurt yourself. Call for help.


Be Aware of These Risks and Take Steps to Stay Safe

By taking these steps, you can help to prevent falls in the bathroom and keep yourself and your loved ones safe.


Bathroom Grab Bar Is A Great Gift For You Or Family

Grab bars help everyone avoid slipping and injury. Improve independence and mobility. Increase comfort and stability especially for poor balance.

PDM experts can install safety grab bars. Many clients worry about entering and exiting a bathtub shower. We are experts at converting a tub to a safe shower with a curb-less, roll-in option, grab bars and a seat. Here are other creative ideas for added comfort.

PDM is your ADA universal bathroom specialist. Try the caring team at PDM for good old-fashioned bathroom craftsmanship, financing and free advice.



What Do You Think

In order to keep you in your home as long as possible PDM Plumbing offers a FREE bathroom safety inspection, normally a $125 service. A polite, neat professional will stop by and share our experience with you.

After 138 years of keeping our word, we feel good to guarantee your complete happiness and of course comfort. You can learn more at Accessibility Ideas. Slips and falls are the main cause of injury for older people in the home.

Contact PDM Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Since 1885 for a free estimate at 815-726-6264. Serving Joliet SW Chicagoland.




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The free consultation visit was helpful, professional and excellent. Chris was at our home today, on time as scheduled. He was pleasant, yet professional and knowledgeable about the product and services that PDM offered. A very excellent, helpful experience!  —  Larry B. in Joliet, IL.


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