Shower and tub safety is so important, we decided to give it a category all its own. Access can be a problem; slipping and falling, of course, and bathing in general can be quite an ordeal. To make it easier and safer, follow these suggestions...
You can never have too many grab bars! They provide support, help with balance, and can help avoid serious injuries from falls.
Replace all towel bars with grab bars. Towel bars are not made to support people.
Benches/seats in the shower/tub make the experience safer and less fatiguing by reducing standing time.
Anti-Slip treatments on bathroom floors, tubs and showers prevent slipping even when the floors are wet.
Encourage your loved one to use grab bars for balance, not counters or sinks, as these can get slippery.