May 29, 2013 7:00 AM by Diana Kohnle
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bathroom Falls
(HealthDay News) -- A slippery floor in the bathroom is all it takes to end up on your back with a broken bone or bad sprain.
Womenshealth.gov suggests how to help prevent falls in the bathroom:
- Make sure there are grab bars next to the toilet, and both inside and outside the tub or shower.
- Put carpeting or nonslip strips or mats on any place that's prone to getting wet.
- Keep nightlights on in the bathroom.