By: Carmen Willings
April 7, 2020
Staying safe in the bathroom is critical for safety and lifelong independence. A persons need for adaptations to the environment depends on their visual impairment and any additional disabilities. There are simple adaptations you can make to the bathroom that can help you or your family member be safe and achieve independence.
Depending on your family member's visual condition, special lighting may need to be obtained for the bathroom. Some persons may need increased lighting, while others may find that the lighting produces too much glare. If your family member is sensitive to glare, make the following adaptations:
If you or your family member has any usable vision, it will most likely be important to ensure good contrast in the bathroom. Consider the following adaptations to increase contrast:
As with the rest of the home, the bathroom can be easily adapted to ensure independence and safety.
Make the following simple adaptations to help identify materials:
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