Grab Rails / July 19, 2018 / Albertina Davide
Grab Bars Benefit Everyone! Although grab bars still have a long way to go before theyre loved and accepted as decorative accent pieces for your bathroom everyone can enjoy the enhanced safety and convenience that well-installed grab bars afford. There are times when everyone can use a place to grab onto in a bathroom- ceramic and acrylic tub or shower surfaces are hard and become slippery when wet. An accident as trivial as dropping a bar of soap can pave the way for a potentially harmful fall no matter how fit you are. Bath grab bars give you place to reach out and hold your weight when your feet slip out from beneath you.
What can you do to have style function and safety in your bathroom without breaking the bank or a hip? One solution can be choosing decorative grab bars or increased safety bathroom accessories. Heres 5 steps to guide you through this process. Step 1 - Identify the features and benefits you need - Since these bars and accessories come in many sizes shapes and styles youll want to identify what features and benefits are most important to you. Some items to consider are: Choosing an ergonomic universal design- curved and rounded designs are easier to grip than straight designs. Also a research study done by the University of Buffalo determined a wave or curved designed bar was more ergonomic than a straight bar due to the angle of a bar when a person gripped the bar.
They can even hold the grab bar firmly to enter the shower area or get in the tub. An ideal solution is to provide a running bathroom grab bars along the bathtub or shower stall to get in easily or get out. Accessories that provide additional safety precautions are also available in case you have elder people residing in your home. You could invest in either a walk in shower or tub so that the rest of the bathroom area is cordoned off to reduce further risks. With the increase in the lifespan of the average American person these functional precautionary steps will help you cater to the needs of your loved ones so that they continue to live safely in the home.