Category: Bath Safety

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Friday, March 31, 2006

PRODUCT ESSENTIALS:
The most important products are designed to prevent falls in the bathroom. They include commodes/seats, bath benches, tub and floor mats, and safety rails. For add-on sales, consider carrying cushioned toilet seats, hand-held shower fixtures, toilet paper holders, soaps, towels, racks and other products you might find at a discount bed-and-bath retailer.
UNDERSTAND THE PATIENT:
In order to contrive the best custom bath safety package for each customer, retailers must be knowledgeable about specific patient conditions, such as arthritis, paralysis, obesity and osteoporosis, among others.
KNOW THE CAREGIVER:
A recent survey by AARP and the National Association of Caregivers offers some thought provoking figures for bath safety retailers:
- There are an estimated 44.1 million caregivers in the United States, approximately 21% of the population.
- 61% of caregivers are female.
- The average caregiver age is 47.
- The median caregiver annual income is $38,000. n Total healthcare spending among caregivers per year--$54 billion, or $2,500 per caregiver.
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