Related link: Bathroom Safety Kit: How to Keep Your Loved One Safe
They are not alone: most non-fatal injuries among children younger than 15 are caused by bathroom-related falls. Thankfully, most falls are preventable. For independent at-home seniors, that means being conscious of your limitations as you age, and take steps to make your bathroom (and the rest of your home) a safer environment to compensate for such limitations. For people who are responsible for children and older adults, that means exercising pre-cautions and close supervision. Easier said than done, right?
Food for thought: In 2012, the direct medical costs of falls (adjusted for inflation) were $30 billion (see the source). Imagine how much it would be fifteen years from now!