Bathroom Safety for the Elderly Checklist

The bathroom can be a hotspot for accidents, especially for seniors who may face physical limitations or balance issues. As mobility and balance decrease with age, the risk of slips, trips, and falls increases.


This checklist, designed for Australian caregivers, focuses on creating a safe and accessible bathroom environment. The bathroom should provide a secure space where elderly individuals can maintain their independence and dignity.


Elderly individuals may face mobility challenges, vision impairments, or cognitive difficulties, making bathroom safety adaptations even more critical. As a caregiver, your commitment to these measures will enhance the overall well-being of your loved one and provide peace of mind for both you and your family member.


This checklist provides a comprehensive guide to ensure bathroom safety for the elderly. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at




Floor Safety





Toilet Safety






Shower and Bathtub Safety







Sink and Vanity Safety






Medication and Storage Safety






Lighting and Visibility






Accessibility and Mobility






Ventilation and Air Quality





Regular Maintenance





Education and Awareness





By adhering to this checklist, caregivers and family members can create a safer bathroom environment for the elderly, reducing the risk of accidents and promoting independence.


Please also keep in mind that there are in-home care services like Aunty Grace available to help you give high quality care to your loved one.

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