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A whopping 80% of falls in the home happen in the bathroom, and older adults and people with disabilities or injuries are especially at risk. It’s imperative that we take necessary steps to ensure bathroom safety. One of the simplest—and most inexpensive—ways to reduce the risk of falling is using a nonslip bath mat for elderly adults. Not only do they prevent injury, they also make the tub or shower more comfortable. We’ve rounded up the best nonslip bath mats to help you stay safe and independent.
With 324 suction cups, this nonslip mat works in any smooth bath or shower. Small drainage holes allow water to flow through the mat, reducing the risk of slipping and preventing mold growth. This machine-washable mat is antibacterial and free from BPA, phthalates, latex, and toxic smells.
This bath mat is constructed with a strong rubber material and high-strength suction cups for durability and stability. The padded top is perfect for tired or painful feet, and the textured surface provides extra traction. Treated with an exclusive substance, this mat is resistant to the growth of mold and mildew. Plus, it’s machine washable and latex-free.
This high-quality nonslip bath mat for elderly adults has plenty of suction cups to keep it firmly in place. It fits any standard bathtub or shower, and the rubber mat is textured for added grip. PVC-free and chemical-free for sensitive skin, this product promises to withstand mildew and trapped odors.
This pebble-design bath mat boasts over 200 suction cups for ultimate grip—with suction guaranteed to last ten years! It’s made from environmentally safe material and is non-toxic. This anti-bacterial, machine-washable mat is resistant to mold and mildew and fits any size of bathtub or shower.
Designed to prevent slips and falls, this is one of the best shower mats for elderly adults. It’s made of high-quality rubber treated with an antimicrobial agent to prevent growth of mold and bacteria. It fits securely in most bathtubs, and ribbed lines and 136 suction cups provide great traction and stability. It’s free from BPA, toxins, phthalates, latex, and strong odors and is machine washable.
This nonslip shower mat features extra-large suction cups and GripTight technology, and its subtle textured pattern provides added traction. It’s made of natural rubber, which is non-toxic and latex-free. The mat is resistant to bacteria and mildew and is easy to clean.
This bestselling shower mat is a must-have safety shower mat for elderly adults. The square mat features a six-inch drainage hole directly to increase safety and comfort by keeping water from pooling. Its wavy, textured surface is comfortable on the feet and provides added grip, and 116 suction cups keep it firmly attached to the shower floor. This mat is made of latex-free rubber treated with an antimicrobial agent to reduce the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew.
This deluxe shower mat won’t slip, thanks to its 80 suction cups and large number of drainage holes. It’s made from high-quality vinyl and is machine washable—it’s built to last!
This extra-long mat covers the whole tub base, boasting 33% more coverage than the average mat. With 200 suction cups, it reduces the risk of falling for children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Made with heavy-duty, high-quality vinyl, this mat is anti-microbial, machine washable, and features 174 drainage holes to curb the growth of mold and mildew.
This pocket-friendly, colorful bath mat provides a nonslip and skid-resistant surface. It fits most standard tubs and some showers.
To avoid the buildup of soap residue—which seriously increases your risk of slipping—and to prevent mold and mildew growth, it’s important to keep your new bath mat clean. Air dry the mat after each use, and machine-washable mats should be cleaned regularly.
If you still notice soap scum or mold, try one of these simple, natural solutions.
With bathrooms being one of the most dangerous rooms in the home, it’s important to use caution while bathing or showering. There are many products available to prevent slips and falls. Here are some of the best products and safety tips.
Shower chairs, stools, or benches are great for those with balance issues or trouble standing for long periods of time. Many chairs come with transfer benches, which help users slide themselves in and out of the bathtub or shower.
Dim lighting is a recipe for disaster, particularly when combined with slippery tiles and pools of water. Always use bright lighting, pathway lighting, or nightlights outside the bathroom to prevent falls and bumps.
Mopping up pools of water, drying slippery tiles, and removing soap residue all reduce the risk of falls.
Those with balance or mobility issues or people prone to bouts of dizziness may benefit from having a caregiver nearby while bathing.
While brilliant whites and pretty neutrals are common colors for bathrooms, they may not be the safest—especially for those with visual impairments or dementia. Brighter colors like blues and reds are easier to notice.
A raised toilet seat is another super easy way to stay safe and prevent falls. Click here to learn how a raised toilet seat can protect you from injury and keep you independent.
Bathrooms are the most hazardous rooms in the home, but we can’t exactly avoid them! Thankfully, simple products and behavioral changes can drastically improve the safety of your bathroom. Don’t let showering be source of fear. Make your bath a relaxing part of the day by treating yourself to a great nonslip bath mat for elderly adults.
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