If your elderly loved one is unstable in gait, or tires easily, there are a few pieces of equipment that she or he would probably find very helpful. The first is a grab bar. Grab bars are absolutely essential and fortunately are now available in lovely designs so that your bath doesn't look like a hospital room. Your loved one can use this to step into the bath or shower carefully and also to catch their balance. Remember: if there is not a grab bar, a senior will opt to use the towel rack and the bar will come out eventually and your loved one will fall. Bath time can be difficult, but bathing is not necessary every single day. If proper toileting care is done daily, baths can be done less frequently. Sponge baths may also be used.