Slips and Falls
The Waste Basket Hazards
A bathroom waste basket can be a risk to children and seniors.
For children it’s a treasure trove to investigate – plastic bags, razor blades and unused medications. Children see them as toys, but games could lead to suffocation, cuts and more.
For senior citizens the waste basket falls in the category of “clutter,” which equals the opportunity to trip and fall.
Ouch it’s Hot
According to the American Hospital Association, more than 112,000 end up in emergency rooms each year for scald-related injuries. Children and seniors have the greatest risk of being a victim of scalding in a steamy bath or shower.
Bye for now…..George Flowers
Can you think of any other needs that both the elderly and children share in the bathroom?