When mobility and balance become issues, the simple task of taking a bath or shower can become risky for seniors. The ideal solution to this problem includes eliminating having to lift legs to enter a conventional tub. So stall showers are preferred. Adding a chair in the shower can lower risk even more. When a conventional bathtub is the only choice, using a chair is often a must. And I recommend practicing how to use the chair. It’s important to sit before lifting a leg to enter or exit the tub – sit and swivel. In addition to decreasing risk, these suggestions can add to the independence of someone in your care and help them to maintain more of their personal dignity.