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Bathroom safety

Bathroom safety


Staying safe in the bathroom is important for people with joint pain, muscle weakness, physical disability, or other conditions that impair mobility. Falls, fainting, and burns are the main threats to bathroom safety.

Review Date 4/17/2022

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.