Bathroom

Bathroom

  • Handrails/Grab bars

    Photography of grab barsFatigue and unstable balance are symptoms that may be experienced by people with arthritis. Grab bars are much stronger than regular towel bars, and can be placed in the shower, bathtub, or by the toilet. Using these bars minimizes the risk for falls and provides you with support and stability so that you can move safely in the bathroom.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home Improvement
    • Stores
    • Department Stores
    • Safety Equipment supply stores
    • Medical supply stores
    • Bathroom Supply stores
  • Lever taps / door lever

    Photography of a lever tapsArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. Replacing round taps and doorknobs with lever taps and door levers allows you to use your larger joints and stronger muscles, which eliminates the need for any twisting hand motions.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home Improvement Stores
    • Plumbing supply stores
    • Bathroom Supply Stores
    • Department stores
  • Raised toilet seat

    Photography of raised toilet seatArthritis can make bending at the knee and hip painful and tiring when getting up from the toilet. Raised toilet seats can decrease the strain on your knee and hip joints and make it easier to get on and off the toilet. Some raised toilet seats are also equipped with handles that can increase safety and stability to further minimize the risk of falling.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Medical supply stores
    • Department stores
    • Home improvement stores
    • Wheelchair stores
  • Bath seat

    Photography of a bath seatFatigue and pain are symptoms that may be experienced by people with arthritis. You can use a bath seat to sit on while showering to save energy and reduce joint and muscle strain/pain in the hips, knees and feet from prolonged standing. The bath seat also provides you with a stable surface to rest on to minimize risk of falls.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home improvement stores
    • Bathroom supply stores
    • Department stores
  • Electric toothbrush

    Photography of an electric toothbrushArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. Electric toothbrushes can make brushing teeth easier by decreasing the effort needed from the hands to perform the task. Electric toothbrushes often have thicker handles than manual ones, and some have a non-slip grip.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home Health Stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Electronics stores
  • Electric razor

    Photography of an electric razorFatigue and pain in the hand and wrist are symptoms that may be experienced by people with arthritis. Electric razors make shaving easier by decreasing the effort needed from the hands to perform the task. Electric razors often have thicker handles than manual ones, and some are coated with a non-slip grip.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home Health Stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Electronics stores
  • Detachable handheld shower head

    Photography of a detachable handled shower headA detachable handheld shower head is especially helpful if you want to shower while sitting down. This device gives you better control and allows you to aim the water where you want it when cleaning your body.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Department stores
    • Bathroom supply stores
    • Home improvement stores
    • Plumbing supply stores
  • Small squeeze bottles/jars/tubes

    Photography of a small squeeze bottleHolding heavy items in your hands places stress on your joints. Pouring creams, shampoo, conditioner, and gels into smaller squeeze bottles or jars can decrease the weight and effort needed for your hands to carry. Tube bottles can also be helpful as you can press them with the heel of your hand or elbow to dispense contents.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Department stores
    • Bathroom supply stores
  • Toilet wiping aids

    Stiffness, pain, and swelling in your shoulder, arm, or hand joints can limit gripping and arm range of motion for reaching. This device holds toilet paper and enables you to extend your reach to wipe after you finish using the toilet.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Department stores
    • medical supply stores
  • Non-slip bath mat

    Photography of a non-slip bath matA wet surface in the tub creates a potential hazard that may cause you to fall. Using a non-slip bathmat in the tub or shower minimizes your risk of falling. The non slip material of the bathmat provides your feet with better grip and stability when standing to shower/bathe or when you move in and out of the shower/tub.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Department stores
    • Home improvement stores
    • Bathroom Supply stores
  • Lotion applicator

    Stiffness, pain, and swelling in your shoulder, arm, or hand joints can limit arm range of motion for reaching. This device has an elongated handle that helps you apply cream/lotion to hard to reach places on your body, such as your back or lower leg.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Medical supply stores