Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today


Savvy Senior: How to make your bathroom safer

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips do you recommend for making a bathroom safer and more functional for seniors? My 79-year-old mother slipped and fell getting out of the shower last month, and I'd like to modify her bathroom a bit with some safety features that can help protect her. — Searching Daughter Dear Searching, Because more accidents and injuries happen in the bathroom than any other room in the house, this is a very important room to modify for aging in place. Depending on your mom's needs, here are some tips for each part of the bathroom that can make it safer and easier to use. Flooring: To avoid slipping, a simple fix is to get non-skid bath rugs for the floors. Or...