Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
If you or someone you know has a problem getting out of the tub or rising from the throne get a grab bars and see if it doesnt help. Something to hang on to and pull on while you are standing will definitely give you a boost and since safety is so important these are especially a great idea for an elderly person or s someone that has become handicapped or anticipates not being able to move so swiftly in the future. Grab bars are great for small children too especially if you have a high tub or shower that is difficult for little ones to get into. Either way getting some grab bars for the shower is a good idea for just about anyone.
There is nothing worse than installing a toilet grab bar around your toilets only to find out later that they werent supported properly. If youve ever went to grab onto a safety grab bar around a bathtub or a toilet only to find out that it pulled off the wall it probably wasnt secured properly. This isnt something that happens a lot in commercial properties hotels or new construction but if youre seriously considering installing grab bars around your toilets and bathtubs it wouldnt be a bad idea to make sure that they were installed correctly. I have seen these grab bars attached in so many different ways that create safety hazards for anyone who put enough pressure on them.
If proper steps like those mentioned above are not taken serious injury can occur if the grab bar would pull out f the wall unexpectedly when pressure is applied. Grab Bar Location Another Senior Safety tip for effectively and safely installing grab bars involves the placement of grab bars. Good placement of grab bars and safety handrails is anywhere you need to change your elevation slowly steadily and under control. If the grab bar will be used when seated mount the bar on a slant starting low and close to toilet or other seated location at a maximum of 24" above the finished flooring. The bar should be slanting upward toward the direction of egress. This will ensure that the person using the bar for support can reach it comfortably and get the most help possible from the grab bar.